by Michelle Ludick
First determine whether or not it is genetic. Just as in the case as being over weight
may be genetic so it may be in the case of women who suffer with cellulite, even if
they are thin. Some women are just more prone to cellulite. Then of course fat
storage, how and where it lies is also predetermined by your genetics. Even though
you may not have control over these factors you do have control over cellulites
biggest enemy and that unfortunately is still lifestyle.
We all familiar with it, cellulite is also labeled orange peel skin and/or cottage cheese
skin. If you squeeze the fat and it is smooth you know it is not cellulite but if you have
those bumps and lumps then you know you have cellulite. This is because some of
the vessels have leaked fluid into the tissues and have caused congestion. Toxins can’
t be eliminated from these areas and oxygen battles to go in.
Toxicity is a major contributing factor to cellulite build up. Constipation is one of those
things that are primarily responsible for toxins building up. When you suffer from toxic
build up those toxins need to go some where and thus we end up with cellulite. Those
toxins that are not able to pass through the colon get re released into the body and
get trapped between the connective tissues.
Not drinking enough water is also a problem as water is what helps flush out the
waste products that we no longer need. Alcohol, tea and coffee, smoking, little or no
exercise and fatty foods all aid in cellulite formation.
So to fight cellulite you need to loosen the toxic wastes from the tissues and eliminate
the toxins out of your body once and for all. So how do you do that? Simply control
those factors that caused the cellulite in the first place. Change your diet, exercise
more, increase your water intake and get rid of that constipation problem.
Eat a well balanced diet and if you suffer from constipation eat foods high in fiber.
Drink lots of water. Water helps carry those toxins out of your body and the more
water you drink the less likely your stool will be dry, hard and immovable. Avoid
processed and refined foods as the body has a harder time digesting and breaking
down these foods.
Don’t drink tea, coffee or colas that contain caffeine. Caffeine just seems to make
cellulite worse and the thought is that it does this by impairing the lymphatic flow and
blood circulation. The vessels constrict and so when this occurs the flow of oxygen
and nutrients to the tissues become inhibited. When this happens there is an increase
in the build up of waste products.
Alcohol poisons your system slowly so if you want to be rid of that cellulite then stay
away from alcohol too. Alcohol just adds to toxins, dehydrates your body, slows
down your circulation and hampers the removal of toxins.
Then we have smoking and we all know that smoking is bad for ones health but it is
also bad for your skin. Smoking weakens and ultimately damages the connective
tissues and thus you end up with the dimpling affect. Because of this smoking has
been labeled the cause of cellulite by some. It is agreed by all that it is a definite
contributing factor. It just adds to the toxicity in your body that your system battles
to get rid of.
Exercise is great in eliminating cellulite because it helps to boost circulation helping
your skin to regain its natural smooth appearance. Exercise won’t take it away over
night; you will have to dedicate yourself to an exercise and prepare yourself for some
There are great topical products out there that do help but they should always be
used in conjunction with a change in lifestyle. There is no point in using a product that
helps get rid of your cellulite while you carry on perpetuating the problem by not going
to the root of why you have cellulite in the first place. You will see little and perhaps
temporary improvement and will be left feeling frustrated and drained.
About The Author
Michelle Ludick's interest in health led to http://www.bhealthy247.com.
Cellulite is one of those things
that affect both the slender and
larger women. It can settle on
the hips, stomach, upper arms,
ankles and then we have the
more common areas which are
the upper thighs and bottom.
We can safely say that it is the
enemy of all women and most
women at one time or another
are plagued with it. So Lets see
what the contributing factors are
before we look at some possible
solutions in combating cellulite.
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