What Is Cellulite And What Causes It? The Ugly Fat All Women Dread!

Cellulite especially affects women above 35 years and progressively worsens... The best way to reduce the amount of cellulite is to decrease excess body fat, eat fewer calories and exercise more. Check out these great tips & recipes.

Article Summary:
  • A well balanced diet can help women reduce cellulite.
  • Avoid junk foods and fast foods, which contain bad cholesterol.
  • Below is 3 healthy, great tasting recipes to help fight cellulite.
  • Cellulite is a collection of fat that pushes the connective tissue beneath the skin which causes the changes in appearance of the skin. Cellulite is much more common in women than men because of differences in the way fat, muscle and connective tissue are distributed under the skin.

    Cellulite especially affects women above 35 years and progressively worsens and gives physical and psychological problems. Genders, genes, age, and the amount of fat on the body are all associated with the amount of cellulite you have or how visible it is. Cellulite is mostly found on the buttocks, stomach and thighs.

    Causes of cellulite are hormonal changes, overproduction of estrogen, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and physical activities, excess consumption of saturated fats and sugary items. The best way to reduce the amount of cellulite is to decrease excess body fat, eat fewer calories and exercise more.

    Cellulite Is Much More Common In Women Than Men.
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    Changing Your Diet
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    A combination of proper eating habits, aerobic exercises and strength training are the best things you can do to fight against cellulite. Opposite from that, if you live a sedentary lifestyle and you continue eating fatty foods, the cellulite will get bigger and bigger.

    A well balanced diet can help women reduce cellulite. Improper diet and lack of physical activity can lead to accumulation of fluid, toxins and waste products in the body that make cellulite formations.

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    • A balanced diet contains the right proportions of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
    • The diet should contain a high amount of fiber, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates.
    • Intake of trans and saturated fats must be minimal.
    • The food must be rich in omega fatty acids and essential fatty acids.
    • Avoid junk foods and fast foods, which contain bad cholesterol.
    • Add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.
    • Drink plenty of water every day. Avoid the use of caffeinated drinks.

    Junk foods, most canned foods, fast foods, food with preservatives, oily foods, sugary foods, and refined foods all provide extra calories, slow down metabolism and increase the chances of getting cellulite.

    Fresh fruits and vegetables contain a great amount of fiber and essential minerals that help detoxify the body.

    Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Help Detoxify The Body.
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    Restrict the use of alcohol and sweetened carbonated water because there is nothing nutritious about them. Alcohol and smoking affect metabolism by slowing it down which can result in worsening of the cellulite.

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    Besides a healthy diet, the most effective and long lasting way of fighting cellulite is by performing cardiovascular exercises like jogging, cycling, running, and performing weight training exercises.

    As you exercise, you sweat, which flushes out toxins from your body and reduces cellulite appearance. There are many great exercises and types of equipment that can burn calories and fat beneath the skin. There is an excellent selection of exercises which can target cellulite problem areas.

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    Another treatment that can help cellulite reduction is massage therapy on particular areas where the cellulite is present. Massages can improve the blood circulation and help reduce unwanted fat and cellulite.

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    One well known medical treatment that will reduce cellulite quick and easy is liposuction. Liposuction is a medical technique that extracts the fats by vacuuming it from just under the skin. Liposuction can be an expensive procedure and is performed only by medical experts.

    Liposuction is very popular cellulite treatment because of its long lasting and dramatic results. There are many other medical treatments and techniques which can help reduce cellulite.

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    If you need to have a medical treatment in order to reduce cellulite, make sure that you get informed prior to the procedure how it works, how it can effect your health, and how it will effect your budget.

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    Healthy Recipes To Fight Cellulite
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    dot Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal dot

      Number Of Servings: 1

      Ingredients:

      • 1 cup whole grain oats
      • 1 medium size apple (peeled and chopped in bite size pieces)
      • 1 cup water
      • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1 tablespoon honey

      Preparations:

        Bring water to boil. Add apple pieces and cook 3 minutes. Add whole grain oats, honey and cinnamon. Stir and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.

      Nutritional Information Per Serving:

        Calories: 180
        Total Fat: 3.0 grams
        Total Carbs: 34 grams
        Total Protein: 5 grams

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      Number Of Servings: 6

      Ingredients:

      Preparations:

        Heat oil in a skillet. Add ground beef, pieces of chicken breast and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Add rice and chicken broth. Transfer contents to a casserole dish. Preheat oven to 375F and bake uncovered until rice is cooked (about 30-45 minutes). Check liquid periodically; add water if the casserole is drying out.

      Nutritional Information Per Serving:

        Calories: 650
        Total Fat: 30 grams
        Total Carbs: 50 grams
        Total Protein: 32 grams

    dot Dinner: Healthy, Savory Cheese Pie dot

      Number Of Servings: 10

      Ingredients:

      Preparations:

        In a big bowl, mix eggs, milk and olive oil. Add cottage cheese and stir. In a baking dish overlap 2 sheets of phyllo, spoon over mix generously. Repeat several times. Top layer finish with light layer of mix. Bake in oven on 350 degrees Farenheit for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown.

      Nutritional Information Per Serving:

        Calories: 370
        Total Fat: 27 grams
        Total Carbs: 25 grams
        Total Protein: 16 grams