The process of getting rid of cellulite does not have to be an endless cycle of weird “treatments” that make your purse lighter, but don’t get rid of the problem.
And treatments are many: scrubbers, scrapers, massagers, pills, wraps, creams, detoxes, and the list goes on.
Sadly, most of these treatments only provide temporary results that leave you in a never ending cycle of looking for the next best thing.
But wouldn’t you rather get rid of your cellulite once and for all?
The good news is that you can.
Phase One: Understanding Cellulite
Cellulite is not the accumulation of toxins in your skin nor is it some type of skin disorder. Rather, it is asymmetrical layers of fat that rest in between your muscle and skin. And just like fat on any other area of your body, it can be burned off with exercise and diet.
Here are factors that affect cellulite accumulation:
- Damaged micro-circulation
- Decreased collagen (skin firming protein) production
- Excessive estrogen output
- Chronic catecholamine secretion because of stress
- Metabolic dysfunction
- Genetic predisposition
Luckily, exercise and diet can address all of these. But any old program will not do here – you need a specialized exercise routine and an effective fat burning diet for the best results.
If you were to simply follow a generic “weight loss” plan, you could end up spending months losing weight only to realize that the cellulite is still there. And if you are committed to getting rid of your cellulite, this is not the right approach.
One more thing: having a genetic predisposition towards cellulite does not meant that you can’t get rid of it. Remember that environment affects the expression of genes.
In other words, you do have control over your inherited predisposition towards cellulite.
Phase Two: Getting Rid Of Cellulite With Resistance Training
Hands down the best type of exercise for getting rid of cellulite is resistance training. It will burn a lot of calories and fat, it will regulate estrogen output, increase circulation, crank up your metabolism, increase collagen production and “smooth out” all the muscles in your lower body.
I don’t want to get too deep into exercise science here because it won’t get you closer to your goal, but rest assured that resistance training is the most effective modality for solving your problem.
Now there are many ways to resistance train, what is the best for you?
You need to do circuits that target all the muscles in your body. You can’t just focus on lower body muscles because this will limit the amount of calories (and fat) you burn.
Recall that spot reduction is impossible. You have to sustain a caloric deficit over an extended period of time and wait until your body decides to tap into those stores of cellulite fat.
For some women this will happen quickly, others will have to be more patient. Each body is different.
You can’t just focus on total body exercises, either. You also have to include specialized exercises that target all of the smaller, more hidden muscles in your legs and butt.
The best type of training for this is multi-dimensional stability training. All this means is that you need to do a wide variety of stability exercises that target your lower body from many different angles.
These exercises will activate all the muscles that regular exercises can’t.
Here is a great stability exercise that will do this:
Phase Three: Finding The Right Schedule
The most important part of your exercise schedule will be the rest period. Because without adequate rest your body will not be able to change. You’ll enter a state of constant breakdown.
To prevent this from happening, do a resistance training workout 2-3 times per week and leave 1-2 days of rest in between each one.
Now if you are just starting out you might have to stick with 2 per week and then gradually increase the frequency.
Quick tip: exercising earlier in the day will get you better results because your metabolism will remain elevated for a longer period of time. Also, a higher proportion of what you eat for the rest of the day will get shuffled to your active tissues.
Phase Four: Cardio, To Do Or Not To Do?
It depends on how much free time you have. But rest assured that running on a treadmill all day will not get rid of your cellulite. In fact, it can make it worse.
Cardio is merely a tool to burn some extra calories and increase micro-circulation.
If you can only commit to three workouts per week, stick with resistance training. If you have time for more than three workouts per week, then start doing cardio sessions that are no longer than 45 minutes each.
Anything more and you will get a negative result.
Phase Five: Getting Rid Of Cellulite With Diet
No matter which diet you follow you have to be in a caloric deficit or the fat will never go away. There is now way around this basic fact.
So please ignore diets that allow you to eat everything under the sun while still burning fat – this is not possible.
Now in addition to being in a caloric deficit there other factors to consider for greater chances of success:
- Levels of blood sugar
- Levels of hunger
- Nutrient load
Lower levels of blood sugar will accelerate fat loss, lower levels of hunger will increase adherence, and a higher nutrient load will reduce sickness.
All of these elements need to be in your diet.
Now based on my research and experience, the best diet for this is one that has balance between the following groups: protein, carbs, fat and vegetables.
So every time you assemble a meal make sure it has a source of protein, carbs, fat and vegetables. The only exception here would be the last meal of the day if it’s close to bed time. In this case, you would want to cut out carbs to potentially maximize growth hormone output.
And remember that the most important element here is the caloric deficit. So make sure you control portion sizes above anything else.
Phase Six: Supplements
Most supplements don’t work. And there isn’t a single supplement that will directly get rid of cellulite. It just doesn’t exist.
However, there are some supplements that can make things easier. Perhaps the most effective supplement you can take is caffeine. Not only will it increase the breakdown of fatty acids, but it will also reduce levels of hunger.
The good news is that you don’t have to take caffeine in pill form. You can get it from natural sources like loose leaf green tea, yerba mate and/or coffee.
Just make sure you don’t have more than 300mg per day or you could end up perpetually dehydrated.
Final Thoughts On Getting Rid Of Cellulite
Your journey towards getting rid of cellulite does not have to be an expensive or difficult one. You can get rid of the dimples with exercise and diet as outlined above.
Please do not fall prey to all the different treatments out there that give false hope. Take charge of your cellulite and get rid of it by taking action today!
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