I recently had a cellular cellulite chat with my friend (I know you see what I did there …) I realized at the end of our convo that there is no end to body treatment and care , whether it’s for #Cellulite / #StretchMarks. I say stick to treatment/ remedy / training that you can MAINTAIN both financially & physically. I personally prefer natural remedies for my body , hence I felt the need to share this with YOU !
WHAT IS CELLULITE :
“On the surface, cellulite appears as lumpy or dimpled skin. However, the process of developing cellulite is more than skin deep. The puckering of skin happens when the layer of fat beneath the skin pushes against connective tissue and bulges, causing the characteristic orange-peel or cottage cheese appearance.”
Now, let’s analyze what Nutritionist Lisa Guy had to say re: reducing #cellulite, for silky smooth skin.
1. LOAD UP ON ANTI-OXIDANTS :
Include plenty of antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, such as berries, red and orange fruits and vegies, and citrus fruits. Antioxidants are your number one defence against free radicals, which cause damage to skin cells and can contribute to cellulite formation.
– #KHA : How much of this is on your grocery list ? It’s surely not a pain in your pocket if you get your Naartjies instead of that Full cream ice cream ! Yes?!
2. GO GREEN :
Drinking green tea can help reduce the signs of cellulite. Green tea has been found to be effective for increasing energy expenditure and assisting with weight loss. It is also a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent free radical damage. Drink about three cups of green tea a day.
#KHA : I’ve been preaching green tea benefits ever since I discovered it’s health benefits over 4 years ago ! Have you tried it ? Do you enjoy the taste ? If not , add a dash of honey , keep reducing the honey with each cup till your palate gets used to the taste honey free ! Deal ?!
3. HEALTHY FATS :
Replace saturated fats with healthy omega-3 fats such as oily fish, flaxseed and fish oils, and nuts. These help with blood circulation. Poor circulation reduces the body’s ability to deliver nutrients to skin cells, causing them to clump together, which can compound cellulite problems.
– #KHA : The common denominator here is food & blood circulation ! Avoid foods that reduce your blood circulation. Know what those foods are & DELETE THEM! Today !
Regular exercise is vital. It burns calories to reduce fat, boosts circulation and can help disguise cellulite by increasing muscle tone under the skin. Exercise also improves lymphatic drainage, which carries toxins away from cells. If drainage is sluggish it will contribute to cellulite.
#KHA : I’ve always said this , you can’t exercise & then go and eat processed foods / sugary drinks etc which may carry “free radicals” & harmful toxins and no nutrients & expect to feel good . It’s a total LIFESTYLE choice , not a partly , occasional, kancanyane lifestyle decision to impress your “new friends” or bae !
Do it wholeheartedly, change your diet , exercise daily , improve your thoughts on self & find your joy ! Deal ?!
5. CUT OUT TOXINS:
A build-up of toxins in the body can affect the dermis and contribute to cellulite formation. Remove or limit toxins such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee and heavily processed foods containing high levels of sugar and chemical additives. Make sure you drink plenty of water.
#KHA : Ask yourself why you smoke ? Why you drink ? I asked myself about my sweet addiction saying “It’s not my fault I have a sweet tooth!” Yeah right that very sweet tooth causes tooth decay & health damage , so I stopped my daily “Juice” intake and replaced it with water. Stopped my chocolate romance & coffee love , because when I asked what value they add to my system , the answer was : “DOLOLO” ! They do nothing for me!
6. USE HERBS :
Try herbs. Dandelion leaf tea helps reduce fluid retention, as well as helping to flush toxins from the body. You can also use dandelion leaves in salads or fresh juices. Ginkgo biloba, a herbal preparation from the dried leaves of the ginkgo tree, helps boost circulation.
#KHA : Damn ! What on earth is THIS DANDELION LEAF TEA ?! I better do my research & get on it ! Have you tried it ? Please share your experience with us .
Wow , it’s true, we DO learn something new everyday! Lol!
7. SKIN CARE :
External treatments such as coffee scrubs can improve circulation and reduce signs of cellulite. Use a coffee scrub twice a week. Moisten your skin under the shower, turn the water off, rub coffee granules into the affected areas for a few minutes, then rinse off.
#KHA : Finally , a use for coffee I could get addicted to ! Shall we try this & then walk around with the coffee aroma on our thighs … LOL! Tag line –
Coffee: “Don’t drink it , Rub it !”
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