Cellulite, be gone! Banish the dreaded dimples with these tricks
What is cellulite? Dreaded and unsightly as it may be, it is actually not so difficult to deal with
What is cellulite? Dreaded and unsightly as it may be, it is actually nothing more than the result of underlying fat deposits which cause your skin to appear dimpled.
It is commonly noticeable on the buttocks and thighs and can occur regardless of your body shape or size.
So, how do we banish it for good?
One answer is by adding resistance training to your exercise regime, which helps tone your body for that firm and defined look.
Squats are also key to reducing cellulite. They target the butt and thighs and this exercise can be done with your own body weight.
Step 1: Stand with your feet pointing straightforward, hip’s width apart.
Step 2: Bend your elbows at 90 degrees and pull back your shoulder blades.
Step 3: Slowly bend down trying to sit your weight back into your heels.
A good tip is to keep your toes lifted off the floor throughout the exercise, which allows you to target your butt and the back of your legs.
It is ok to allow the knees to come forward slightly past your ankles but the key point is that you feel the burn in your butt and back of your legs rather than just at the front of your thighs
Step 4: Keep your chest lifted and upright and your shoulder blades retracted throughout.
Step 5: As you reach the bottom phase, squat at a 90 degrees (or slightly less if you’re a beginner and lack flexibility).
Step 6: Now, hold this position and whilst you do, tilt your pelvis (hips) under like your tucking your tailbone under.
Step 7: As you do this, it is important that you draw your navel in to activate your core muscles which help stabilize the pelvis through this movement.
Step 8: Now slowly come up. As you do so, it is vital that you allow your knees to straighten first before you finish off the end range of movement of the squat at the top.
If you performed this with good form, then it is the perfect exercise to really target and tone the muscles of your butt, thighs and core (lower abs).
Note that if you are still feeling more of a burn in the front of your thighs and not the key muscles, being your butt and the back of your legs, then it most likely means thigh muscles are tight and over working.
This is due to the fact that we sit for long periods of time in our culture today.
Hence it is imperative to stretch out these tights muscles prior to performing any exercise, with the use of myofascia release which is demonstrated in my previous article.
You can perform 2-3 sets of this exercise ranging from 8-15 reputations.
Change the type of fat you eat
The second way to help banish cellulite for good is by changing the type of fat intake in your diet. In today’s society, oils such as canola, vegetable and rapeseed are used predominately in restaurants, most packages foods we buy and at home for cooking also.
The truth of the matter is these oils are not stable fats, these oils are known as Polyunsaturated fats, which means they contain many carbons bonds which hold them together. So if we consume a diet high in Polyunsaturated fats, then the surface underneath our skin will likely appear kinky and bumpy.
But on the other hand, Saturated fats are made up far less carbon bonds and are very stable. As a result, a diet rich in coconut oil and grass fed butter will help promote smooth layers underneath the skin and help reduce cellulite in the long run.
You can use coconut oil to for any type of cooking, or add it to milkshakes/smoothies and even to your coffee or just take a mouthful of one Tablespoon a day if you prefer.
Coconut oil has many other health benefits. One important factor is that it also helps increase your metabolism, due to the fact that it contains ketones which help spark the cells in your body to work harder. This will help you burn fat in the long run awell.
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