Cellulite — it’s way more common than you think. In fact, it’s said that nine out of ten women have cellulite.
I understand, we’ve all been here before! Noticing the cellulite — wherever it may be — and just wanting to get rid of it!
But, how do you get rid of cellulite? Is it even possible?
What’s more — can your diet get rid of cellulite?
These are all questions that have run through my brain before, so I’m sure you’ve thought about them, too. No woman wants cellulite — but honestly, sometimes it’s just genetic.
Yup, it’s true. Cellulite can be genetic and have nothing to do with your weight. In fact, some women with a low body mass still have cellulite.
Even though cellulite is not a flaw, some women still want to try their best to get rid of cellulite through diets or making changes in the way they live their lives. They wonder if making those lifestyle changes will help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
But first. What is cellulite?
Cellulite is the dimpling of the skin and is most often seen on legs, thighs, bums, and the stomach.
Factors that can cause cellulite are your age, skin thickness, body fat percentage, poor blood circulation, hormonal abnormalities, and genetics.
Some of these factors, we can’t change. We can try our best to figure out the problem, and to make those lifestyle changes, but as said, sometimes it’s just genetic.
But, whether it’s genetic or not, can cellulite go away with weight loss or a change of diet?
It’s widely believed that if you lose weight, you’ll lose cellulite, and this is sometimes true. In fact, if you go down in number for total body fat percentage, then you can reduce cellulite, but it’s not always guaranteed, due to other factors besides total body mass.
If you believe your cellulite has formed due to your body mass percentage and you take active steps to lose weight, you may see a reduction in cellulite.
If you are losing weight and you don’t see a reduction in cellulite, it may just be because of genetics. It all just depends on the person, the genetics, and the body type.
That being said, there isn’t quite enough research to determine definitively if diet can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Keeping a healthy diet is always a good idea for you and your body, regardless. Eating a well-balanced diet, superfoods, and exercise can potentially prevent the appearance of cellulite or reduce it.
That being said, even if the research isn’t definitive on if diet can help you lose cellulite — Here are some steps you can take to potentially prevent cellulite.
Exercise. Make sure you’re moving your body and working out. It’s recommended that women get at least 30 minutes of physical movement in a day. Find a way to work that into your daily routine.
A healthy diet. As mentioned above, I always recommend a well-balanced, healthy diet. Make sure you’re getting foods that are nutrient, fiber, and protein-rich, and watch your portion intake. Talk to a dietician or your primary doctor for guidance in finding out what a well-balanced diet means for you. Not only could it help you prevent cellulite, but you will actively feel better and be taking good care of your body.
In general, when you take both of these things into consideration and actively take the steps to add them to your everyday life, you could be preventing your body from cellulite, or lessening the presence of it as is.
So, can your diet get rid of cellulite?
Sure, it can, but every single body is different. Since (as we’ve covered) cellulite can be genetic and even people with a low body mass can have cellulite — it might be hard to rid the presence of your cellulite completely.
But, you can take these steps and measures to prevent it if you don’t have it OR if you’re wanting to begin a weight loss journey for yourself and your overall health.
We always need to make sure our diet is healthy, not just for our cellulite, but for our general well-being. This is the only home we have forever, so make sure to take the necessary, healthy steps to keep it clean!
That being said, I know you may hate your cellulite. It’s not something most women look at with envy on their bodies. But, I’m here to remind you of something important: having cellulite is NOT a flaw. Even though you may view it as such, I’m here to tell you it’s not. Don’t view yourself negatively because of the dimpling in parts of your body. You’re beautiful with or without cellulite and it isn’t something to be ashamed of!
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