Well, I’m here to tell you that 90% of women have cellulite at some point in their lives. You can be over weight, under weight or right in between – and this is one of those “sometimes, it just does not matter” things… and here’s why:
How Cellulite Works:
To put it in the simplest way possible, cellulite is caused by the uneven distribution of fat in between your skin and your muscle tissue. It’s not entirely a “fat issue”, but more of a skin cell issue and how the body distributes fat.
Anyone can have cellulite, including someone who weighs 110 lbs. Some factors that might contribute to cellulite are poor circulation, reduced collagen production, toxins in your system, lack of muscle tone, and having a higher ratio of estrogen (fat storing hormone) to testosterone (a fat burning hormone). Here is where the good news comes in though: you can fix all of this through a good diet and specific exercises... and here’s how:
How To Get Rid Of Cellulite (the natural, healthy way):
Cardio helps you burn extra calories and increase circulation throughout your body. If you don’t already do cardio exercises, it should be done 3-5 times per week for 30-40 minutes AFTER resistance training. Your cardio sessions should be intense enough that you can’t sing a song, but you aren’t huffing and puffing. It’s when you’re in that happy medium that you are in the fat burning zone! Keep your session at a minimum of 20 minutes and no longer than 45 minutes.
Strength Training should be done3-5 times a week, two of those days targeting your legs and glutes. Always eat a light and healthy meal consisting of lean protein and carbs an hour beforehand, such as egg-whites and oatmeal. The protein will help feed those muscles and the carbs will give you the energy needed to keep you going. You can substitute this meal with a pre-workout supplement drink.
After your workout is finished, you’ll want to eat lean protein, carbs and maybe a little natural sugar (fruit) if you’re feeling light-headed, within 45 minutes. A shake is the easiest thing and will digest the fastest. Add in two pieces of Ezekiel bread and/or a small or half banana and you will immediately replenish your energy.
Nutrition is very important when trying to reduce cellulite. You will want to eat as clean as you can – all day, every day. This means making sure you get in plenty of lean protein (1 gram per body weight in pounds if working out), complex carbs (like oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat, etc.), fruits (early in the day), fresh vegetables and healthy fats (like olive oil, salmon, nuts, avocado, etc.). Stay away from foods with more than 10 grams of sugar per serving, sweets, soda, white flour and candy. Watch out for hidden sugars too – they exist in condiments such as ketchup and bbq sauce and even in foods that are labeled “healthy” or “all-natural.” Don’t be fooled by the picture of grain with the color green on the box. Most of these things are just marketing ploys.
The Nutrition Basics:
- Eat breakfast within an hour of waking at the most
- Eat every 2-4 hours
- Consume smaller, more frequent meals to stabilize your blood sugar and reduce binging
- Cut down on saturated and trans fats. Include more poly-unsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats.
- Drink as close to a gallon of water as you can a day to help flush toxins out
- Cut down on carbs as the day goes on
- Try not to eat 3 hours before bed
Lotions and Creams will only work if there is something in it to stimulate blood circulation, like caffeine, L Carnitine, green tea, forskolin, or ginseng. Caffeine is a great ingredient to look for, as it does a tremendously well job at increasing blood circulation.
The advantage of using a cream over drinking extra coffee or diet soda, is that the cream is directly applied on and around the area of the skin where cellulite problems exist. Other ingredients like vitamin A, besides caffeine, promote healthier looking skin as well – so look for this as an ingredient as well.
The product I use and highly recommend trying is Fat Fader (www.FatFader.com). It has most of the ingredients that I listed above (caffeine, green tea, rasberry ketones, vitamin C and another ingredient Aminophylline). Aminophylline, when applied topically, helps extract extra water from underneath the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite in the affected area. If you do purchase Fat Fader through the website, use coupon code: ChristFit and you’ll get 35% off! A one month tube usually costs $60, but with my code you’ll only pay $36! You can find Fat Fader on Instagram at @FatFaderJones and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fatfader. Just stop by, see what people are saying and see for yourself!
Do you have cellulite? How long have you had it for? Have you tried any of these remedies? What has worked and what has not worked for you? Comment below and share with us on my Facebook Fan Page!
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