Cellulite Busters

Cellulite Busters

How many women out there are constantly troubled by the appearance of cellulite and the orange peel effect that you often see in the upper thigh area?

About 90 percent of women and virtually no men are found to have cellulite. Cellulite is formed when fat cells found underneath the top layer of the skin have squeezed between bands of connective tissue, or collagen, attaching your muscle to your skin. While the structure of women’s connective tissue is vertical (like mattress springs), men’s collagen is angled, which means that fat cells don’t push through and give that lumpy effect. 


Poor circulation can often be cause of cellulite, which can often be genetic. When blood flow slows collagen separates allowing fat to come to the surface of the skin creating the orange peel effect. As you can see from the picture!


So how can we reduce the appearance of cellulite in 5 easy steps?


Cellulite Busters – Drink plenty of water

Hydrating your body keeps your skin cells looking fresh and renewed, which can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Drink around 2 litres of water a day to make sure your system is getting all the water it needs.
Start drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning, before you have your morning coffee or tea.
Carry a bottle of water with you as you go about your day. Remember to refill it often.

Cellulite Busters – Eat fruits and vegetables

A diet filled with healthy fruits and vegetables will help you keep your weight down, reducing the appearance of cellulite. Fruits and vegetables also have high water content, so they help keep you hydrated, too.
Eat plenty of raw vegetables. Raw salad greens, broccoli, carrots and other vegetables are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and water. If you make them the mainstay of your diet you’ll see a difference in the amount of cellulite you have.

Cellulite Busters – Eat healthy fats

Cellulite is caused by fat just under the skin, but if your skin is toned and healthy, the cellulite won’t be as noticeable. Foods like olives, nuts, avocados, fish and olive oil contain omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin.

Cellulite Busters – Avoid foods which will lead to more cellulite

Foods that cause you to gain weight and retain water increase the amount of cellulite you have. Avoid the following foods to prevent more cellulite from appearing:
Fried foods like french fries, fried chicken, and onion rings.
Packaged snacks like corn chips, potato chips, cheese puffs, and pretzels.
Foods high in salt, like canned soup or dips and dressings, cause you to retain water.
Foods high in sugar, like candy, baked goods, and soda, cause you to gain weight.

Cellulite Busters – Incorporate weight training and high intensity exercise

Weight training unlike long cardio sessions promotes the growth of lean muscle mass and enhances the definition of a muscle and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Free weight and body weight exercises can be great for this you don’t need an awful lot of equipment to have a great workout and work up a sweat.
Pair your resistance training with high intensity bursts will help you burn through them fat layers. Work out at 80-100% intensity for a short time period and then take a short rest. The shorter your rest periods are in relation to the how long your working, the harder and more intense your training will be!

So get to work at busting those troublesome areas around your upper legs and get ready for those holidays and feel great in your summer bikini. For help with this one to one or if you would like to try my online programme drop an email to mark@cheshirefitness.co.uk and I will be more than happy to help!


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