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Banish Cellulite - Forever! The Secrets To A Smooth, Cellulite-Free Body!

I am going to share with you some of the top secrets to making your skin soft and smooth and cellulite free - and once you learn these prized pearls of wisdom you too will enjoy the same results! Learn more.

By: Angelique Millis

Article Summary:
  • For centuries cellulite has been a global beauty and fitness issue.
  • Cellulite is the result of excess body fat.
  • A diet rich in vegetables and little red meat could help reduce cellulite.
  • It's nothing new. For centuries cellulite has been a global beauty and fitness issue. Studies indicate that 90-98% of cellulite cases occur in women from China, South Africa, Egypt, Brazil, United States, Canada, Mexico, Afghanistan, Russia, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. Bottom line - It does not discriminate!

    So here's the scenario - you work out 5 days a week and try to watch what you eat, but still can't seem to get it right - you still have cellulite every time you look in the mirror! Does the frustration that you feel almost make you want to give up altogether or drastically resort to painful methods like liposuction? Before you resort to any extreme measures, please understand: you are not alone!

    Before You Resort To Any Extreme Measures, Please Understand: You Are Not Alone!
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    Before You Resort To Any Extreme Measures,
    Please Understand: You Are Not Alone!

    We all want flat abs, toned arms and a cellulite-free backside and many times the only thing standing in the way between the body of our dreams is the dreaded C-word: cellulite! The good news is that the damage is reversible!

    Cellulite is really only a glorified term for fat - specifically collections of fat that expand and push against the connective tissue of your skin, creating that infamous dimpled "cottage cheese" appearance. Cellulite is the result of excess body fat, and as such, usually collects in high-fat areas of your body, such as the butt, thighs, and stomach.

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    Doctors believe that a combination of factors including our lifestyle, genetics, diet, and hormone levels are all factors in the amount of cellulite we have. Even bikini models face this epidemic, but they know the answer to eradicating the orange-peel dimples.

    I am going to share with you some of the top secrets to making your skin soft and smooth and cellulite free - and once you learn these prized pearls of wisdom you too will enjoy the same results! So get ready to defeat cellulite for good!

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      I cannot stress to you the power of weight training. I used to have cellulite in my legs and outer thighs, but the moment I started weight training it drastically improved within a couple of weeks!

      If you don't currently exercise, start with a minimum of three times a week. You should incorporate resistance weight training exercises to target your troubled areas. For example, if you need to work legs and buttocks, do squats, lunges, leg presses and leg curls.

    You Should Incorporate Resistance Weight Training Exercises To Target Your Troubled Areas.
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    You Should Incorporate Resistance Weight Training
    Exercises To Target Your Troubled Areas.

      To target your abdomen do exercises like crunches, leg lifts and other abdominal machines. Finish off with 15 minutes of cardio on the treadmill or exercise bike.

      Make sure to target different body parts on different days and be sure to give yourself some non-workout days so you can avoid overtraining and possible injury.

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    dot What Not To Eat: dot

      You've heard it before but I will say it again - if you complain about having cellulite and want to change the way you look and feel, stay away from fatty or overly processed foods. Remember, "If it ain't on the Food Pyramid then it ain't food".

      Those with a nutrient poor diet or who consume a lot of alcohol or caffeine have more toxin accumulation than those who don't, thus causing... you know what!

    If You Want To Change The Way You Look And Feel, Stay Away From Fatty Or Overly Processed Foods.
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    If You Want To Change The Way You Look And Feel,
    Stay Away From Fatty Or Overly Processed Foods.

      A diet rich in fresh vegetables and very little red meat could help reduce your symptoms. Reduce your overall fat consumption and choose "healthy" fats (like lean meat or nuts) over junk food. Limit your daily caloric intake to a healthy amount for size and lifestyle. Take a multivitamin every day and avoid anything with saturated fat and trans fat!

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    dot Drink Water: dot

      Lots of women have cellulite due to inadequate hydration. Doctors recommend that you take in seven to eight glasses every day, to help flush out toxins and other wastes.

    Lots Of Women Have Cellulite Due To Inadequate Hydration.
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    Lots Of Women Have Cellulite
    Due To Inadequate Hydration.

      So if you are not a "water drinker" and have cellulite dimples you want to get rid of, buy yourself a refillable bottle of water to keep by your desk at work and drink up!

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    dot Don't Smoke: dot

      If you are a cigarette smoker and have cellulite, here is one more reason that you should quit! Cigarettes reduce the effectiveness of your blood circulation thus affecting how much blood gets to your skin.

      Also, they will counteract each and every one of these methods for banishing cellulite for good as they clog your system and reduce skin elasticity.

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    dot Epidermal Beauty Rituals: dot

      I refer to the below methods as the "icing on the cake" - please note that they are not the sole solution as they are extra treatments you can do in conjunction with your diet and exercise regimen.

      There are several creams on the market that help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Many contain ingredients like green tea extract (increases the rate at which your body breaks down fat), Retinol A (target and rejuvenate the tissues of your skin), and extract of algae (helps break down epidermal fat).

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      When you maintain skin elasticity, the appearance of cellulite is improved. Adequate hydration and some topical creams and lotions may help improve the elasticity of your skin. Make sure to moisturize daily and protect your skin from the sun's harmful effects, this way cellulite will have less opportunity to cause dimpling.

      If you are in an indulgent mood, beauty salons and day spas offer body wraps with a mixture of seaweed and algae and fragrant hydrating lotions that are used to improve your circulation and skin moisture.

    When You Maintain Skin Elasticity, The Appearance Of Cellulite Is Improved.
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    Author, Angelique Millis: "When You Maintain Skin
    Elasticity, The Appearance Of Cellulite Is Improved."

      In severe cases of cellulite, it is reported that caffeine injections can be used to help reduce the appearance to help. As mentioned earlier, consuming large amounts of caffeine can contribute to cellulite accumulation but when it is injected into an affected area or topically applied it can help.

      Lastly, massage therapy is effective, particularly a technique called endermologie where a system of rollers and a vacuum device are used to manipulate the skin. This promotes circulation and smooths the skin's problem areas.

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    Beware of relying on one single treatment to eradicate your cellulite problem. Without proper maintenance, cellulite can easily come back to haunt you after you spend your hard-earned money trying to tame it - so do it right & keep it tight!!

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    what can i do about cellulite in the waist area

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    Try special clothes that you wear during the workouts, (especially cardio), which helps you to sweat. I have a 3/4 leggings 3/4 sleeve zip up top and they work miracles!

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    strength and cardio train, eat healthy, drink a lot of water,

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    If you want to get rid of the cellulite and get ready for the bikini season, I recommend checking out: www.cellulitetreatment.pw After trying literally everything, this was what gave me the best results in the shortest amount of time. I've now got the body I've always dreamed of and best of all, I'm now getting a lot more attention, because my skin has become as smooth as I had in my
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