We all long for a magic pill that will remove the pesky cellulite from our body with no effort and no time. Unfortunately, such pill is non existent and probably won’t be at least for a few years.
Instead of waiting for a miracle, you should use the known facts to eliminate or at least reduce the cellulite. One of the resources we can use against cellulite is proper nutrition. But let’s be immediately clear that the anti-cellulite diet doesn’t work overnight and to achieve the maximum effect, it should be combined with exercise and massage.
Important! Consult your doctor before starting any kind of diet, especially if you have health problems.
Anti cellulite diet – What you need to eat?
First of all, you need to drink plenty of water. Each diet recommends drinking about 8 cups of water every day. Pay attention to the amount of water that you drink and don’t forget that water is consumed with food also. If you are a fan of watermelon, apples, cucumbers, it is easier to achieve the daily intake of 8 cups of water, because they and many other fruits and vegetables are rich in water. Also, by eating fruits and vegetables, you’ll also consume plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Eat foods rich in lecithin, amino acids, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. This kind of food is great for improving your health, elasticity and appearance of your skin.
Choose these foods:
Eggs, soy, cauliflower, peanut butter, spinach (lecithin);
Flax seed, olive oil, nuts, oily fish (fatty acids);
Grapefruit, lemon, orange (antioxidants, polyphenols, amino acids).
Vitamin C. The powerful Vitamin C is associated with the synthesis of collagen. Collagen improves the elasticity of the skin and makes cellulite less visible. Moreover, American research has confirmed that this vitamin helps you burn 30% more fat during exercise. Therefore, take a daily dietary supplement of vitamin C. Besides vitamin C, take enough vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin D.
Consume fresh vegetables and fruits, fresh smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. There is nothing better than eating fresh food. Don’t buy frozen vegetables and avoid any method of cooking fruits and vegetables as much as possible .
Your anti cellulite diet should include:
Fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, asparagus, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, mushrooms, avocado, watermelon, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapefruit, lemon, orange, cabbage, lettuce, eggs, cottage cheese, low fat milk and plain yogurt, fish, chicken or turkey meat, olive oil and nuts.
Avoid these things:
Caffeine. Unless it’s a part of your anti-cellulite cream, caffeine shouldn’t be consumed. Caffeine, which is contained in your anti-cellulite creams stimulates the blood flow and circulation. But if you consume caffeine from coffee and soft drinks, it’ll reduce your efforts to get rid of cellulite.
Alcohol. The toxins that are consumed through alcohol have a negative impact on the liver, and moreover, all calories from the alcohol are stored as fat in the body. Alcohol also dehydrates the body, so regular alcohol consumption in any case isn’t good for your body and the cellulite. You can allow yourself a glass of alcohol from time to time, but if consumed regularly, it’ll worsen your cellulite.
Salt. Salt is a strong ally of cellulite, which makes it your enemy. Excessive consumption of salt will increase the retention of water in the body and the cellulite will become more visible. Read the labels of the products that you buy – salt is hidden in each one, especially in salty snacks. Don’t overdo the salt while cooking. Instead of salt, use more spices like chili pepper, black pepper or dried garlic.
Fast, greasy foods with preservatives and artificial sweeteners. They are all those foods that people like the best, but they are very bad, not only for the cellulite, but for your overall health and body shape.
Make sure that you avoid:
Red and processed meat;
Cheese with high fat content;
Cakes and pastries;
White rice, white bread.
Anti cellulite diet example menu:
Option 1: 1/4 cup of oatmeal with low fat milk seasoned with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of flaxseed and a glass of blueberry juice,
Option 2: One boiled egg, 2 slices of whole grain bread with a thin layer of peanut butter and a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.
Option 3: 1/2 cup of plain unsweetened yogurt with 1 teaspoon of flaxseed, 1 apple and a glass of freshly made lemonade.
Option 1: Sandwich made from 2 slices of whole wheat bread covered with thin layer of low fat mayo, 3-4 slices of boiled or grilled chicken breast and unlimited amount of tomatoes and cucumbers.
Option 2: 3-4 boiled potatoes with olive oil and chopped celery and 4 oz. of grilled salmon.
Option 3: 6 oz. of grilled chicken breast with unlimited amounts of broccoli and cucumber.
Option 1: A bowl of tomato soup. 2 oz. of boiled brown rice and 4 oz. of grilled or boiled turkey or chicken breast.
Option 2: Homemade chicken soup with 4 oz of chicken breast and plenty of vegetables plus cabbage and cauliflower salad.
Option 3: 6 oz. of fish baked in the oven and seasoned with garlic and lemon and unlimited amount of lettuce and green vegetables salad.
Option 1: A handful of nuts,
Option 2: An orange, apple, a handful of blueberries, raspberries or other fruit, a piece of watermelon,
Option 3: two oat cookies.