5 tips for reducing cellulite
There’s really just one way to do it. But we have some good news!
Let’s recap the story of cellulite first
98% of women have cellulite. It’s an annoying little fact and none of us likes it.
The essence of cellulite lies in the hypodermis – the fat layer of our skin. But no two hypodermes are alike.
If we would compare different women’s hypodermis, we would see that every person has a different size and count of fat cells. In some, cellulite would be more visible than in others.
The problem of cellulite emerges when some of the fat cells start to swell.
Fat cells can increase their size by up to 50 times.
This starts to block the lymph and capillaries and builds up little dams where all the waste just starts to pile up, like in rivers. This ruins the surroundings – in our case, our collagen web, our skin structure.
If we knew about it, we could stop it. But by the time we see the changes on the outer layer on the skin, fat cells have already swollen abnormally, too much waste has been collected and too much collagen damage has been caused.
1 bad and 1 good piece of news
The bad news is you cannot reduce the number of fat cells. Once they are in your body, they stay there forever. In the abdominal and derriere area, new citizens of hypodermis can keep joining in.
The good news is that you can reduce their size and solve the root cause. It’s been proven that weight loss is connected to a decrease in cellulite, but fat loss would be a better word for it.
5 tips on how to shrink fat cells under the skin and reduce cellulite
Don’t mind the calories, just focus on eating as many whole foods as possible.
A big part of fat-cell enlargement is hormones. They work best when you eat a wide variety of fresh, unprocessed food. Eat whatever your digestion agrees with and try to limit your intake of sugar, oils, salt and food packed in pretty boxes with no value inside.
Move however you want. Just keep the blood flowing and try to build muscles.
The more your muscle cells grow from regular physical activity, the more energy they’ll need. The more they need, the more you can eat. Or, if we turn it around, the more muscle you have, the more stored fat you’ll burn for energy if you eat the same amount as before.
Let’s say you ate more than you were supposed to. With more storage room in muscle cells, there’s a higher chance that insulin will be able to leave the energy there, instead of bringing it to fat cells and storing it as fat.
Physical activity builds muscles and burns energy. It’s a 2-in-1. It's gold.
If you really want to attack cellulite with physical activity, it’s best to choose a low-intensity endurance sport. Shoot for 2 hours at least. After 90 minutes of activity like cycling or hiking, you’ll be out of stored energy in your muscles. Energy from fat reserves will be in an optimal state to be used.
The best thing about this is, you don’t have to do it for more than once or twice a week. Just make sure you’re not eating more because of it.
Massage it and use a cream with caffeine.
Some tricks are completely simple and topical. Massaging your problematic areas with a body cream containing caffeine is proven to reduce cellulite.
Drink plenty of water.
Cellulite is a problem of a bad metabolism and lazy lymph. Drinking at least 2 litres of water (or tea, green tea is great) daily is a good start. Investing in a high-quality diuretic drink is also a smart choice. They have visible and remarkably fast weight-loss results, so they are very popular.
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It would be tough to get rid of cellulite with a fat burner alone (because you still need muscles and healthy skin on troubled areas), but it’s definitely a supercharger of fat burning.
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