Cellulite – it’s not everyone’s favourite conversation topic.
If you are sick of not being able to get rid of those stubborn areas of fat on your thighs and booty and want to look better from behind for good - we have the solution! Stop looking like a ‘before picture’ and learn how to effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite!
Whether you have made peace with the bumps and dimples on your rear or wage war against them, you’re in good company - cellulite doesn’t discriminate! The unsightly lumps affect nearly 85% of women. Why? To start, the fact you are a woman, genes, hormones, diet and lack of exercise are all contributing factors. However, half the battle is knowing what cellulite actually is and what your weapons are to defeat it once and for all.
Cellulite is essentially the result of excess subcutaneous fat deposited beneath the skin. The accumulated fat cells expand and push against tissue creating an uneven appearance.
If genetics has blessed you with a little more than you’d like – the good news is you can do something about it. We have rounded up our top 5 tips that aim to reduce the appearance of cellulite so you can feel happy and confident all year round.
1. Transdermal serum
‘Tighten-Up Toning Cream’ formulated by our team at Fitique Nutrition is our top pick to target cellulite!
Tighten-Up Toning Cream is an innovative, new product that has been scientifically researched and developed combining seriously powerful ingredients chosen for their fat burning properties to tone areas of the skin, minimize bumps and reduce bulging of upper skin layers. This transdermal serum indirectly aids your body to utilize stored adipose tissue for fuel to promote fat loss.
When applied topically to any problem areas, Tighten-Up Toning Cream will promote smoothing, firming, tightening and improve the visible texture of the skin whilst retaining its natural moisture balance.
Tighten-Up Toning Cream Properties:
Advanced scientific formula
Heat activated thermogenic to sculpt and tone
Help burn fat stores from problem areas such as the stomach, booty and thighs
Effectively fights the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
Hydrates and retains the skins natural moisture balance
Promotes muscular definition
2. Dry brushing
A natural bristle brush can be used daily to massage cellulite affected areas. This is done in a circular motion, working from the legs in an upwards motion towards the glutes. This form of massage targets the lymphatic system to improve overall blood circulation whilst providing gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. Try incorporating this habit before you shower each day for approximately 4-5 minutes.
3. Healthy diet
A healthy diet is imperative to keep signs of cellulite at bay.
Eating a diet rich in alkalising foods with an abundance of raw fruits and vegetables along with sources of lean protein, healthy fats and whole grains will help to prevent future cellulite.
Include plenty of antioxidant rich foods such as acai, berries, red fruits and citrus fruits. Antioxidants defend the body against free radicals which can contribute to the formation of cellulite.
Cut out refined sugars, processed carbohydrates and caffeine. These toxins can accumulate within the body, affecting the dermis and contributing to cellulite formation.
Drinking plentiful amounts of water will allow your body to flush our toxins.
Organic hydration from fresh fruits and vegetables will also help to eliminate toxins.
Herbal tea and green juices are also beneficial as they counter any dehydrating effects and bodily acidity.
Staying hydrated helps with fluid retention and allows the body to release any fluid it may be holding onto.
Water also improves the body’s elasticity by supporting and strengthening collagen and connective tissue within your skin. This will promote firmer, smoother skin. Aim to drink 3 litres of water a day.
Regular, consistent exercise is vital to reduce fat and excess weight. Moving your body daily will also boost circulation, increase your metabolism and mask the appearance of cellulite by increasing muscular tone underneath the skin.
An exercise regime that incorporates low-intensity cardio and aerobic-style classes is not the answer to minimise cellulite. The key is to combine strength based training with regular high intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions to see the results you are after. This style of training will remodel the tissue, smoothing the skin and thus decreasing the appearance of cellulite.
The strength based training will tighten connective tissue, increase lean muscle tissue and boost your metabolic rate.
Incorporating HIIT into your exercise regime will allow you to burn more calories in shorter periods of time whilst keeping your metabolism revved for hours even after you’ve finished your session.
Performing lower body based moves that target the glutes and hamstrings from every angle is the key. This will promote a smoother, firmer and tauter appearance.