Ladies, first of all, let me reassure you: you are a woman! And so like all of us, you will naturally have cellulite! Even the thinnest of women have it, it’s physiological and a part of life. The most important thing is to not let it settle on your legs.
Maïa Baudelaire, Expert Nutritionist in Food Behaviour and Founder of the Maïa Baudelaire® Method I Love My Diet Coach® – the first Nutritional Coaching website reimbursed by Healthcare – explains how to get rid off cellulite!
A little explanation of what cellulite is all about:
Cellulite is an accumulation of fat cells in the tissues which, when in excess, can prevent the proper circulation of blood and the elimination of toxins. Without going into too many details about the different types of cellulite (aqueous, fibrous and fat), this causes an unsightly appearance, often called “orange peel”.
How to get rid of cellulite?
The accumulation of fat is often due to a lack of muscle and therefore physical activity. Even when at rest, muscles burn energy to avoid storing fat. So, the areas to focus on are where cellulite is most prone to concentrate: thighs, buttocks, belly, and sometimes on the arms.
What’s the ideal sport against cellulite?
Both aqua biking (pool biking) and swimming have a draining effect, working almost all the muscles in the body. If you live near the coast, walking in seawater is also a fantastic exercise. if you practice any of these exercises between 40 to 45 minutes, 2 to 3 a week, your cellulite should go!
The use of anti-cellulite creams can be beneficial, but its real effectiveness comes more from the massage itself. If you massage yourself once or twice a day by applying cream or oil with the palpate-and-roll technique, you will quickly see a lessening of the ‘orange peel’ effect. I suggest doing this after showering each morning. You can also try lymphatic drainage sessions that will promote blood circulation.
To take the fight to the table, i advise avoiding saturated fats found in most pre-prepared dishes, cold meats, fries, pastries …
Each day, make sure you include a draining food in at least one meal: celery sticks as an aperitif, leeks as a starter, cabbage as an accompaniment to the dish …
Your best ally against cellulite is green tea! In addition to its many benefits, green tea limits the absorption of fat and thus the appearance of cellulite. Drink 1 to 2 cups a day, and more if you’re used to it!
Also, i advise you start each day with a glass of squeezed lemon juice and water (at room temperature) to stimulate the liver and promote the elimination of toxins.