Top health choices to reduce and remove cellulite
Now let's think for a second just how many times we've pretty much ruined our day just by looking at our butts and thighs because of the dreaded cellulite. I've got some good news though: I can offer you some ideas about how to get rid of cellulite without having to break the budget on expensive anti cellulite treatments.
How to remove cellulite
We all have the tendency to talk about cellulite treatments and cellulite cures just because it bothers most of us women and the best part is that you can make your body leaner and firmer, reducing cellulite at the same time. I am going to share with you now what cellulite actually is, why you have it and give you some ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is the term given to fat deposits just below the skin, typically in the abdomen and lower pelvic region – such as on the thighs and buttocks.
There are a lot of reasons why cellulite is said to appear on our bodies, the causes of cellulite including: genetics, hormones, a poor diet and bad lifestyle choices. While each of these factors can play a role in cellulite formation, there is one common denominator to all of these factors - the accumulation of toxins in your body.
I am going to start with the diet mistakes that's we're making and lead to the appearance of cellulite, because we are responsible of these choices. Think about this: the vast majority of people have had decades of eating packaged foods, refined sugars and salts, processed starches, cooked animal proteins, chemicals, pesticides and preservatives, and even higher quality foods but too much of them and in poor combinations. I wonder if all of these have recently been on your plate.
Of course we can't say that the environmental problems aren't in our responsibility but at least it's a larger scale and harder to change in comparison to the foods we choose to dig in. Then consider the environmental chemicals and pollutants inside your home and outside in your environment that you have been exposed to for years. You might just add to that smoking, drinking and taking drugs (by drugs I also mean prescription medication or over the counter) for weeks, months or even years.
All of these lead to having a body full of toxins that we can't eliminate fully especially because we don't always see it as being necessary.
The correlation between toxins and cellulite
Now let me explain to you why skinny people also have cellulite or even have a greater risk of getting cellulite in comparison to people who carry a little bit more weight. Your body stores toxins in your fat to help minimize how much toxicity your vital organs are exposed to. So that thick layer of fat actually blocks the toxins from entering the body and keeps the vital organs and functions a bit more healthy. The dimples and pockets of your cellulite are also storing toxins.
The key to reducing cellulite is to remove the accumulation of toxins from your body and prevent further build up of toxins.
Tips to eliminate toxins and reduce cellulite
These basic cellulite eliminating tips will not only rid you of the cottage look appearance of your skin but are the basics of a healthy lifestyle. These tips will make you look healthy, glowing, beautiful and you will feel way better after applying them.
Eat healthy, unprocessed foods - the alkaline diet
In order to remove the toxins from your body, you must first draw them out from where they have accumulated in your cells, tissues and organs. The way to do this is to consume an alkaline diet with alkaline forming foods (meaning they leave an alkaline ash in the body). All fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline and should make up the largest part of your diet.
So, yes, veggies and fruit can help you eliminate cellulite if you pair them with these other helpful tips to remove cellulite. This is how it works: the alkalinity of these fresh, life force rich foods magnetizes to the acidic toxic matter in your cells, drawing it out so it can be removed from your body.
Take baby steps into transitioning to a healthier diet, gradually include more and more healthy foods into your diet.
Hydrate the body to flush out toxins
Drink clean water and hydrate the body with some natural vegetable or fruit juices to flush out the toxins in the body. We all know that those kind of foods are full of water and vitamins and minerals. Water is essential to life and it is also essential to reducing and preventing further cellulite.
Drink pure water every day as the first thing you consume. If you don’t like your water straight up, add some lemons, mint, ginger or whatever you like in order to make it tastier. Just don't add sugar to that combo!
Herbal tea is also great but avoid coffee and tea as much as possible and if you do choose to include them drink extra water and fresh vegetable juice to help counter their dehydrating effects and acidity.
Reduce your salt intake
Change your ordinary table salt with Himalayan crystal salt or Celtic sea salt. Refined salt is extremely acidic and leaches minerals from your body. The bad type of salt also dehydrates your body and it will also interfere with your vitamin and mineral levels, giving that it's a refined product.
Crystal and sea salt however are alkaline, packed full of beneficial minerals, give to the body rather than take from it. It even tastes better!
Try the total cleanse
Toxins aren't all that easy to remove from the body. Most people already have compromised elimination channels, particularly the bowel, so relying on your body’s compromised channels is not necessarily going to get the waste effectively out of your body. You need to help it happen.
The best way of doing this is to get into some regular colon cleansing through professional colonics or at home enemas. Find a professional colon hydro-therapist in your area and talk to them about your needs. Or purchase an at home enema kit and get into a regular habit of using it. The bowel is where the most waste can be safely dumped form the body so to ignore this essential elimination channel is to really set yourself up for limited success.
Anti cellulite massage and dry skin brushing work to remove cellulite
Stimulating the lymphatic system (the lymph sits just underneath the surface of your skin) through dry bristle skin brushing and massage helps toxins to be circulated into the elimination channels for release.
Skin brushing can specifically target areas of cellulite. Using a skin brush in small circular movements over your thighs, butt and other areas with cellulite for a few minutes a few times per week will help to break down the fatty deposits that cause the dimpled appearance. It is best to start with just a minute of skin brushing and then work your way up to a few minutes at a time. This will help your skin adjust and prevent sensitivity.
Exercise and sweat more to eliminate cellulite
When you do sweaty exercise you are not only helping stress relief and giving yourself an endorphin rush, you are also expelling toxins through your skin. This is another avenue of elimination that is best not ignored if you want to decrease the appearance of cellulite.
It will also help to improve the overall appearance of your body by tightening, toning and lengthening so that even if your cellulite is there, the overall appearance of your body will be more flattering.
Limit the use of skin thinning creams
Using steroids for eczema, for example? Yeah, they're going to cause cellulite. The answer isn’t to just ditch the medication and creams cold turkey of course – this is something you need to discuss with your doctor or alternative health practitioner. However you may want to look at putting all these other tips in place as they will start to really improve your health overall, and then you may find that you can decrease the usage of these creams.
Whether they are for physical improvement or to manage an internal condition (what is on the outside is just a reflection of what is going on in the inside), your health and beauty will improve if you put these tips into action so you just may need less of the medical or chemical help anyway.
Nourish your skin with moisturizing totally natural oils and creams such as coconut oil, argan oil, olive oil or a gorgeous organic moisturizer.
Now it’s time for you to put these tips to work. Pick one to start and get that happening in your daily life, like swapping your salt. Then pick another and tackle that one. You could try one new tip per day or one new tip per week until you have them all a part of your regular life. Keep it up and you will see results!