The misconception about cellulite is that once you have it, you cannot get rid of it. This is mainly because cellulite is more difficult to get rid of, and thus it is often treated as if it were a different type of fat. As a result people look to medical professionals for a cure, but as with any other condition or disease, medical science does not have a cure.
Cellulite is no different than any other kind of fat that accumulates in your body. It just appears to be different, as it gets pushed to the surface of the skin, causing it to dimple. Therefore you can get rid of cellulite through dieting the same way that you can get rid of any other type of body fat; it just takes longer.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber, which goes to work immediately to clean the digestive tract. This is where the waste accumulates, and if not eliminated it becomes toxic, and eventually makes its way to the surface of the skin.
Dark green leaf vegetables and broccoli are some of the best foods to add into your diet, as they not only contain high amounts of fiber, but they are also loaded with chlorophyll and many other essential nutrients that work together to get rid of the cellulite.
Fruits are naturally high in water, which is essential in helping to wash out harmful toxins from the body. The more toxins that are eliminated, the more fat cells can also be eliminated.
The raw food diet is a great diet to follow to help you get rid of cellulite.
Believe it or not, but you need your healthy fats in order to get rid of the bad fats in your body. This is because healthy fats are loaded with antioxidants that help to eliminate free radicals and toxins from your body.
Healthy fats also help your body to absorb fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. Vitamins A and E are necessary in helping to replenish the skin from the inside out. They help to build collagen in the skin, which helps to strengthen the skin so that it doesn’t dimple as much when the fat cells push up against it. Thus the presence of cellulite will be less noticeable.
These healthy fats can be obtained naturally from avocados, coconuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds and cashews, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds as well as many other nuts and seeds.
Plenty of Fluids
As already mentioned, water helps to wash out toxins from the body so that fat cells can be eliminated. If you are battling cellulite, then forget about drinking the standard 8 glasses a day, and just start drinking continuously throughout the day. Drink 2 to 4 liters a day, as opposed to only 8 glasses.
But, don’t drink 4 liters of water the first day. It is important that you gradually increase your amount of water so that your body can get used to it. Listen to your body and drink accordingly. Do not allow yourself to become thirsty as that is a sign that you are already dehydrated.
You can drink plain water, lemon water, or water sweetened with a natural sweetener, teas, nut milks and freshly pressed fruit and vegetables juices.
Foods and Drinks to Avoid
Toxins accumulated in your body are the main cause of cellulite. Therefore your goal is to eliminate as many toxins as possible so that the cellulite can be eliminated as well.
That means that you need to avoid any type of food or drink that contains unnatural ingredients. This includes ALL processed foods and fast foods, as they contain many harmful food additives, which are not natural. Anything that you find in the grocery store that comes in a box, can, bottle or any other type of packaging needs to be eliminated from your diet, as those foods are all processed.
Animal proteins should also be eliminated or at least reduced to a very low amount, as they contain high amounts of saturated fats, which also become toxic in the body.
Alcohol and caffeine are dehydrating to the body, and thus they should be avoided as well.
By following the above steps, you will begin to see a remarkable difference in your cellulite in a month or so. Cellulite often takes a long time to build up in the body, and therefore it also takes a long time in order for the body to get rid of it. In some cases, it can take up to a year or longer to get rid of cellulite completely.