How many times have you looked at your legs in the mirror and feel nothing but disgust seeing those “dimples” in your thighs? Perhaps too many to actually count. But in case you don’t know, you are just one of the million people around the world who are undergoing and facing the same dilemma. You are a speck among the multitude who are concerned with cellulite.
You learn in your science course that fat, when not used by the body, is deposited and stored underneath the skin in different areas of the body. But men and women have different ways in doing this. Luckily for most men, they don’t have to be worried about fat since it is stored uniformly all throughout their bodies. Women’s fats, however, are deposited in larger quantities, usually in buttocks and thighs. They are what we commonly referred to as cellulite.
Let’s face it: cellulite is ugly. After all, if we would truly believe what experts say about it, it is basically a combination of water, fat, and waste materials all together stored in one big lump in the skin. What’s worse, it destroys self-confidence or self-esteem as you may be embarrassed to display your legs and thighs in public. Therefore, it is not surprising to know that many are trying to curb its occurrence. One of the methods is through diet.
Currently, there are a lot of anti-cellulite diets introduced to men and women alike. This is because many believe that weight has something to do with cellulite formation and reduction. The bigger your weight is, the higher is the possibility that your body will develop cellulite, which is not true as there are thin people who have cellulite and there are obese who have none. Yet should you want to take some precautionary measures, you may consider these following pieces of advice:
1.Do not eat toxins. Like any other medicine or solution available, there is actually no specific diet that can work 100 percent. No guarantees exist when it comes to curing cellulite. However, you may prevent and help the body in accumulating more body fat. The most effective method is proper diet. This means you have to shy away from “pollutants” or “toxic” foods. Some of these are processed or artificial foods that are loaded with sweeteners, junk foods, chocolates, liquor, and other high-calorie substances.
2. Stick to natural foods. Nothing beats foods that are naturally nutritious and rich with vitamins and minerals like vitamins C, A, E, and selenium, which are said to be effective in combating cellulite. Fibrous fruits, like apples, and vegetables can also help as they aid in regulating bowel movement, thereby allowing your body to remove toxins. Sulphur compounds found in garlics and onions assist in removing toxins from the blood and lymphs.
3. Remember, eight glasses a day. It is thought that one of the best detoxifying agents is water. That is why we are often advised to drink at least eight glasses daily. Doing so hastens the body’s ability to eliminate waste materials through sweat and urine.
4. Do not smoke. Nicotine is a well-known toxic chemical, and smoking introduces such to the body. It destroys the skin’s elasticity or collagen, causing wrinkles and cellulite.
One point to remember: one of the safest ways to proper dieting is to consult your doctor first before you proceed. Failure to do so may result to complications and consequences that will do more harm to your body than good. Furthermore, do more research before implementing any form of anti-cellulite diets. A few of them are useless and are ineffective, wasting your money, time, and energy, or even putting yourself in further danger.