The battle to get rid of cellulite is nothing short of a full-fledged war for those who suffer the most. And let's face it, there are dozens of habits that contribute to the development and accumulation of cellulite. Certain foods are among the biggest enemies in the battle against our bulging thighs. Sugars, carbohydrates and harmful fats are in almost everything we eat every day.
Before you can rid your body of cellulite though, you need to understand it. Cellulite happens when your skin tightens up and fat deposits settle in just below the surface, causing you to have lumpy, bumpy, ugly patches of skin. Most people find that thighs, stomach and buttocks are where cellulite deposits love to hang around.
Exercise plays a large part in the battle against cellulite. As we all know, exercising helps you to lose weight, reduce fat and build muscles. So, if you want to have a fighting chance against cellulite, take the time out of your busy schedule to exercise. Even a few minutes a day can make a huge difference.
As mentioned earlier, another culprit you need to control if you want to reduce cellulite is junk food. Take a hard look at what you're eating - you'll likely find refined sugars and carbs that really provide little if any nutritional benefit. Substitute fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats for other less desirable choices. And be sure to include enough good fat in your diet such as olive oil, fatty fish and avocados. Yes, there is such a thing as a good fat...
You see, the reason your skin tightens up and becomes rough or dry is often that your body is not getting enough of the essential fatty acids it needs. These good fats are especially important to women during pregnancy as her needs are basically doubled. Many times cellulite appears for the first time during or after pregnancy for this very reason. But whether you're pregnant or not, essential fatty acids (EFA's) are an important part of a healthy diet.
No matter what your gender or age happens to be, your skin cells are connected by lipids or fats. EFA's are excellent at strengthening these lipids, resulting in smoother, healthier skin. Your skin will have the ability to hold moisture and stay hydrated which is key to looking its best. Be sure to include plenty of EFA's in your diet.
Another great way to attack cellulite and keep your skin hydrated and firm is to choose an effective cellulite cream. Many proven creams are specially formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin and eliminate or significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite. When combined with proper diet and exercise, a good anti cellulite cream can be downright lethal to the lumps and bumps taking up residence on your thighs.
There are all sorts of soldiers in a war. When it comes to getting rid of cellulite, use all the tools at your disposal. When you combine each of the methods we've discussed, you'll experience a synergy that can work wonders when compared to any one tactic on its own.
Women the world over have been in search for a cellulite solution to their ongoing problems, through any means possible. However, with the nearly unreliable and unpredictable cellulite products out in the market today, one would be hard pressed to recommend any of these cellulite cures as their effectiveness is always suspect.
Thus, after surfing the web and doing some research, ideas of certain scientists were found to be interesting and logical. They explain how to handle food intake, with specifics on what food to eat, what order to eat the foods, and how much to eat. Their goal is not to remove cellulite, but they have a higher goal of efficient use of energy by the body through what we eat. The removal of cellulite becomes a mere by-product of living life, and more specifically in eating their suggested manner.
What these scientists call it is the “Natural Hygiene Food Plan” which in a simplified way is done by:
1. Starting the meal with vegetable juice
2. Savoring a blended or tossed salad (preferably semi-liquid)
3. Eating some fruit unpeeled
4. Eating nuts cheeses or eggs, or other complicated foods
Even the non-scientist would notice something in the order of the foods given. One can observe the complexity of the foods in the above enumerated items. The foods are basically eaten in order of complexity, from the least complex, ending in the finale, the most complex foods. The basic idea of the natural hygiene food plan is based on a study made by scientists at Columbia University. What they discovered is that a meal is digested in the exact order it is eaten, one food group at a time, no matter how complex it is. This means if you eat a more complex food first then follow it with something less complex, because the first food takes too long to digest, the second food decomposes and put simply “rots” in your intestine releasing the toxins and poisons that cause cellulite. It is also more importantly for them food and energy that is wasted in the body.
These problems are all addressed by eating the right food in the right order, and in the right amounts. There is no wastage. Everything is absorbed as it is digested, because the body needs what you ate at the time that you eat it. We often hear the phrase “take only what you need.” This seems to be the advocacy of those promoting the natural hygiene food plan. They take this phrase and the phrase “everything in moderation” to new heights.
Their concept for a cellulite solution is not new, but puts emphasis on a particular way of life, not just a particular diet. They added one thing to the typical diet suggestions, and this is what makes their concept fresh and intriguing. Usually the diets out there emphasize eating the right food, and in the right amounts. What these scientists added was that you must eat the foods in the right order too and this means at the proper times. Following such a strict regimen may take the fun out of eating, but if you would like to try a cellulite diet that will surely work, I doubt that there is anything stricter than the “Natural Hygiene Food Plan.” Good luck on following through this diet if you decide to try it, I think I’m losing cellulite just trying to think about it.