joi, 10 noiembrie 2016

Lymphatic drainage and cellulite

Lymphatic drainage massage is the little-known beauty secret of some of the world’s most appearance-conscious women, and it’s becoming increasingly popular among those who are looking to “detox” internally.
But does it work? The answer: maybe.
Though popular in Europe and South America as an aesthetic treatment, in Canada lymphatic drainage massage is more often done as a clinical treatment for cancer survivors who have an impaired lymphatic system as a result of treatment, or people suffering from lymphedema, explains Lindsay Davey, a Toronto-based physiotherapist who is certified to perform manual lymphatic drainage.
The lymphatic system, which is often described as the body’s drainage system, is a network of vessels and nodes that carries excess fluid through the body and filters that fluid of harmful organisms and bacteria that can lead to infection and disease. When impaired, that fluid builds up causing infection and swelling.
Lymphatic drainage massage focuses on encouraging a healthy lymph flow through a series of specific strokes and patterns along the lymphatic system, which in turn reduces swelling and purges the body of harmful bacteria.

A massage will begin in the neck area, where a large percentage of the lymph nodes are found, and then work its way down the body’s lymphatic system, stopping in the armpit, chest, abdomen, groin and back.
Sessions, which cost approximately $100, can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and you can do it as often as twice a week.

Though the name sounds intimidating, the sensation of the massage is soothing.
“People love it. It’s totally relaxing and lovely,” says Davey.
Cancer patients make up a significant portion of Davey’s clientele, but she says the massage is a “lovely thing to do” even if you are lucky enough to have a healthy lymphatic system. That’s because the massage feels great and may potentially prime an already strong lymphatic system.
“You could argue that it could help optimize fluid balance and immune response,” says Davey.
Davey is cautious about endorsing it as an aesthetic treatment. But she does think there could be something to the idea that it may help reduce water retention, detox the body of harmful bacteria, and improve circulation, which benefits the appearance of skin.
At this point, however, the health and beauty benefits of lymphatic drainage are largely anecdotal. French and Brazilian women who rave about the procedure haven’t really set their minds to proving it scientifically, unfortunately. Until then, however, there’s no harm in giving it a shot and perhaps enjoying some potential benefits, placebo-effect or not.

luni, 3 februarie 2014

How to get rid of cellulite naturally for women over 30


Here on my website, you will also learn the 4 steps of removing your cellulite, and if you follow the tips I share in here, you should be cellulite free in a few weeks.

What you must do to get rid of cellulite fast all naturally

To get rid of cellulite, there are 4 things you must do for fast results. A special anti-cellulite diet plan combined with Cellulite workouts will give the best results in the process of getting rid of cellulite naturally, while the other 2 are things I share, are tricks that I tested myself and have offered great results for me and the friends I shared them with!

1. Water for removing cellulite

The first important aspect you must consider for cellulite reduction is drinking lots of water. If you start drinking more than 3 liters of water daily, you will reduce your cellulite quickly, and for the best results, squeeze 2-3 lemons in the water.
Right after you have woken up, drink half liter of your lemon water, and than, throughout the day, drink the remaining 2 and half liters of water. If you want to drink more than 3 liters it is ok 
Drinking lots of water will have a great effect on your cellulite, will keep your lower body hydrated and will reduce bloating and bad water from your body, and after just a few days of drinking 3 liters of watery, you will start to see your cellulite reducing drastically.

2. Increase blood flow in your lower body with a cellulite massage brush & coffee ground wraps

The next step of cellulite removal is increasing blood flow to the areas where you have cellulite.
Cellulite exercises are great for this, but there is one trick that works even better, and combined with the cellulite exercises that will be presented below, will remove your cellulite completely:
Use a massaging brush, and massage your lower body, even your stomach area with the brush, and try to do this every day in the beginning and 3 times a week after you’ve already reduced or removed your cellulite. I recommend you apply coconut oil on your skin, and than massage the skin for 5-10 minutes daily, in circular upwards motions using the cellulite Massage Brush.

3. Eat a cellulite diet – lots of veggies and protein, all foods that fight cellulite

The 3rd step to eliminate cellulite from thighs, butt and legs is consuming a cellulite diet, which is a diet plan based on fresh veggies, fruits and protein.
Since fruits contain sucrose, which is a form of sugar, do not go over 150 grams of fruits daily, but when you talk about veggies, try to consume them fresh, and you can easily eat more than 1 pound of fresh veggies per day. In fact if you want to banish cellulite fast from your body, over half of what you eat should be fresh veggies.
You should eat around 1200 -1300 calories per day, if it is not enough go for a maximum of 1500 calories per day – but be sure that almost half of these calories are from protein sources like chicken or turkey breast, salmon or haddock, egg whites, whey or cottage cheese, as this is a great way of making your cellulite go away faster.

4. Cellulite exercises – an easy way to be cellulite free in no time

The 4th step to get rid of cellulite fast is cellulite exercises. The reason why they are so important, is the fact that they tone the muscles and repair the tissues that connect the muscles to the skin. The biggest cause for cellulite is the fact that these tissues don’t work properly, however through some special kind of exercises they can be restored to their normal functionality.

These special anti-cellulite exercises are different than regular exercises and even though it is counter intuitive, they are easier to be done, and you only have to do them for 15-20 minutes  3-4 times per week to see amazing results and the best part is that you can perform these cellulite exercises at home.


What are the best exercises for getting rid of cellulite from your legs, thighs and butt

In my experience, I found 5 cellulite exercises (and over 50 variations of them) that worked great and below I will try to explain a little bit about them and give you a workout plan to do at home and reduce your cellulite in just a few short weeks.

1. Squats 

By far SQUATS are the most effective exercises, because they tone your thighs and butt and repair the tissues I mentioned before. There are a few variations of squats, however know that they are all amazing if you want to target your cellulite.

2. Lunges 

Doing lunges regularly lift your butt and even makes your skin elastic.

3. Jumping Jacks

Jumping jacks are great especially for your inner thighs and lower butt.

4. Kick Backs

Again there are a few variations of kick-backs and if you want your butt round, sexy and cellulite free, you should do them at least 3 times per week!

5. Jumps and Lateral Jumps

Jumping helps repairing the connective tissues while at the same time tone your lower body muscles.
Example of cellulite workout plans
Day 1 – do this cellulite workout at home on your empty stomach, right after you have woken up. Do 5 sets of 30 seconds for each of the 6 exercises. It is intense and you may be sore the next day, but you’ll be amazed on how quickly you’ll see your cellulite being reduced!
  •  Regular squats
  •  Glute lunges
  •  jumping jacks
  •  Glute Bridges
  •  Split Jumps
  •  Glute kick backs
Day 2 – Do 6 sets of 30 seconds for each of the 4 exercises below. Once you do these cellulite exercises for a few days, you’ll get used to them and they will be a part of your daily life.
  • jumping squats
  • Lunge + kick
  • Plunk kick backs
  • Lateral Jumps

joi, 19 iulie 2012

Getting Rid of Cellulite: The Best Tips for Summer

With summer here, getting rid of cellulite could be one of your biggest concerns before the big wave of bikini season crashes into shore. Cellulite is a big nuisance for many women, and about 90% of women report that it is one of their biggest beauty blunders, aside from wrinkles and acne. So, is getting rid of cellulite as impossible a task as you might think? One of BistroMD’s very own expert dietitians gives her feedback on how to get rid of cellulite, and how you can prevent it from coming back. What Exactly Causes Cellulite?

When you start noticing those bumps behind your legs, it’s mainly because fat cells under the top layer of the skin are stuck between strands of connective tissue. This causes muscles to attach to your skin, which causes tiny bumps to appear on the surface. “One of the main causes of cellulite is believed to be poor circulation, which is often genetically inherited,” says Carrie Wissemeier, one of the lead dietitians for BistroMD. “If you have a family history of poor circulation, chances are that this is contributing to the physical appearance of cellulite bumps on your skin,” says Carrie. “This, in conjunction with fat cells, makes the bumps appear more frequently, and causes them to show up more prominently in areas, including your lower buttocks and thighs.” Why Don’t Men Have This Problem? Men don't have to stress and worry about cellulite simply because their connective tissue is structured differently than a woman's. “The structure of women’s connective tissue is vertical, while a man’s is angled, which means that fat cells aren’t able to push through as much,” says Carrie. “Because of this difference in connective tissue structure, excess fat isn’t able to push through, which limits the physical appearance of bumps on the skin.” What Are the Best Ways to Get Rid of Cellulite? Other than going through expensive liposuction procedures that can cost thousands of dollars, there are some remedies available in your local drug store that can reduce, (and help get rid of), the cellulite bumps that appear on your skin. Sadly, there isn’t a cure for cellulite, but there are things you can do to help you feel more confident about showing off your bikini body this summer. Some of the best solutions are skin-firming lotions that won’t break the bank. These lotions help by expelling excess moisture that can become trapped between bands of collagen in your connective tissue. “Many mainstream lotion brands actually have cellulite-specific products that work well on a budget,” says Carrie. One of these is from the beauty brand, Olay, and it actually uses natural extracts to help tone and firm your skin, while making it appear more vibrant and youthful. “Olay is one of the top beauty brands in the country, and their Olay quench firming body lotion can help reduce the appearance of cellulite bumps through the use of natural ingredients, like ginseng,” says Carrie. Another good product comes from the beauty brand, St. Ives. “St. Ives has a great gel shield cream that contains ingredients like caffeine to help firm skin. It also has hints of green tea, which soothes your skin, and it won’t cost you more than seven dollars,“ says Carrie. “This cream also contains menthol, so it is definitely something that will make you and your skin feel more relaxed.” Another great “getting rid of cellulite” product, comes from the beauty experts over at Jergens. What’s so great about this particular product is that it actually reduces the appearance of cellulite bumps, while helping you maintain a summer glow. “Jergen’s natural glow body lotion will help you maintain a bronze tone throughout the summer, but it also contains elasticity-boosting ingredients that will help reduce and prevent the appearance of cellulite bumps,” says Carrie. The benefit of the added bronzer? “It will make your skin look more toned and refreshed,” says Carrie. In addition to these beauty products, a healthy diet also plays the most important role when it comes to battling your cellulite bumps. “Eating the right meals, in combination with a balance of healthy nutrients, can also help prevent, and get rid of, cellulite. Nutrition is important when it comes to looking healthy, especially when it comes to your skin,” says Carrie. If you want to look good on the outside, it’s important that you fuel your body with the proper nutrition that it needs on the inside.

luni, 9 aprilie 2012

How to Get Rid of Cellulite in Thighs

Cellulite affects more than 85 percent of women, representing all shapes and sizes. It is most common in the thighs, but it can also be present on the legs, buttocks or stomach.Cellulite is made up of free-floating fat cells that are deposited just beneath the skin. It has a distinct appearance, like the dimpled surface of an orange peel or cottage cheese. Hormones, genetics and an unhealthy lifestyle are the top causes of cellulite.

You need to get rid of cellulite as soon as it appears because it tends to get worse with age. Many effective techniques can slow the occurrence and minimize the appearance of cellulite in the thighs. To manage cellulite, try some of these simple and easy home remedies.

Here are the top 10 ways to get rid of cellulite in the thighs.

1. Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is one of the simplest ways to get rid of cellulite in your thighs. Although several people attest to its effectiveness, it is not backed by scientific evidence.
The process of dry brushing improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, and removes the build-up of toxins from body.
Plus, it is believed that the improved blood flow to the skin makes it appear plump, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite.
  1. Before beginning, make sure your skin and the brush are both dry.
  2. Gently brush from your feet up to your shoulders, focusing more on areas with the most cellulite. Remember to brush from left to right side of the body and keep the brushing movements concentrated toward the heart to encourage blood circulation.
  3. Do this dry brushing for about five minutes.
  4. Finally, shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities.
  5. Do this once daily before taking a shower for a few months or until you notice improvement in your skin texture.
Note: Be sure to use a body brush made with natural fibers.

2. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a fat-burning food. It has the ability to naturally heat up the body, increase blood circulation and boost metabolism. Plus, it helps get rid of bad skin cells and replace them with strong healthy cells.
In addition, regular consumption of cayenne pepper can help eliminate toxins from the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite in the thighs.

  1. Add one or two teaspoons of cayenne pepper powder, one teaspoon of grated ginger and fresh-squeezed juice from one lemon to a glass of warm water and mix it well.
  2. Drink the cellulite detox drink once or twice daily for one or two months.

3. Coffee Grounds

Coarse coffee grounds can be used as an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells and regenerate new, healthy cells. Plus, drinking coffee will help increase blood circulation.
  • Mix together one-fourth cup of coffee grounds, three tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of melted coconut oil to form a paste. Take a little bit of this paste and massage the affected skin with it for several minutes using firm pressure. Finally, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy two or three times a week until you get the desired results. You can store the excess in a glass jar for future use.
  • Alternatively, you can prepare a wrap with coffee and olive oil. Heat one-half cup of coffee grounds and a little extra-virgin olive oil in the microwave for 20 seconds. Spread the warm mixture on the cellulite and cover it with plastic wrap. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. Do this twice a week until you see improvement.

4. Juniper Oil

Juniper oil has detoxifying properties and can help reduce fluid retention, thus effectively reducing cellulite.

    1. Mix 10 to 15 drops of juniper oil in one-fourth cup of olive oil.
    2. Massage the mixture on the affected area for 10 minutes.
    3. Do this twice daily. After a month, you will notice your skin is softer and firmer.

    5. Seaweed

    A natural exfoliating agent, seaweed stimulates blood circulation, improves skin texture and flushes harmful toxins from the body. This in turn helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.
    • Mix together three tablespoons of ground seaweed (easily available at health stores), one-fourth cup each of sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil, and a few drops of any kind of essential oil.Massage a little bit of this mixture on the affected area for 10 minutes before taking a shower. After showering, apply moisturizer. Follow this remedy once daily for several weeks. You can store excess mixture in a mason jar for future use.
    • Alternatively, you can take seaweed baths to reduce cellulite. Add four sheets of seaweed to your bath tub filled with lukewarm water. Soak in it for 20 minutes. Do this twice a week for the maximum benefit.

    6. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar can help get rid of cellulite due to the presence of minerals, potassium, magnesium and calcium in it. All these elements play a key role in flushing out toxins and water retention around the thighs and stomach.
    This in turn reduces bloating and cellulite. Plus, apple cider vinegar also helps you lose weight and less fat means fewer cellulite pockets.
    • Mix one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water. If you like, add a bit of honey. Rub the solution on the affected areas. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. Follow this treatment twice daily until you get the desired results.
    • Alternatively, mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal parts, and rub it on the affected area. Then wrap the area with plastic wrap and put a warm towel over it for one hour. Finally, remove the wrap and rinse the area with lukewarm water. Do this once daily until you get rid of your cellulite completely.
    • You can also mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of honey, and drink it two times a day on a regular basis.
    • 7. Green Clay

      Green clay has ability to stimulate blood and lymph circulation, remove dead skin cells, absorb impurities and fats, and repair and strengthen connective tissues. Due to all these properties, green clay is considered highly effective for reducing the appearance of cellulite.
      1. Mix together one-half cup each of green clay and seaweed, one-quarter cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, three tablespoons of hot water, and one tablespoon of organic honey to form a thick and smooth paste.
      2. Rub the mixture onto the affected area using circular motions, and then cover it with plastic wrap.
      3. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
      4. Follow this treatment on a weekly basis until you get the desired result.

      8. Salmon

      Salmon is rich in antioxidants, which break down fat cells in cellulite. Plus, the omega-3 fatty acids present in salmon are required by the body for smooth skin and tissue.
      Omega-3 fatty acids reduce appetite and low-level inflammation as well as repair and strengthen skin tissues. This in turn decreases the build-up of harmful toxins in blood vessels and improves circulation.

    Try to eat four or five servings of salmon each week. To promote cellulite reduction, opt for baked or roasted salmon dishes and avoid the deep-fried versions.

    9. Tangerine Oil

    Tangerine oil helps improve blood circulation and break down fat pockets and cellulite. This essential oil also plays a key role in detoxifying the body.

  1. Add five drops of tangerine oil to one tablespoon of olive oil. Rub this mixture on the affected area and massage with it for 10 to 15 minutes. Avoid sun exposure for at least one hour after using this oil. Repeat twice daily for many weeks to reduce cellulite.
  2. Alternatively, you can consume this oil orally to reduce cellulite as well as boost your metabolism. Add two or three drops of tangerine essential oil to a glass of warm water. Drink it once daily until you notice improvement.

  3. 10. Drink Water

    Cellulite pockets are full of toxins that accumulate in your body over the years. Drinking water is the best way to remove toxins from your body. It will also keep your body well hydrated, which in turn will give your skin a healthy glow and texture.
    Drink at least eight glasses of water daily to make sure your system is getting all the water it needs. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning, before you have your morning coffee or tea.

    If you do not like drinking plain water, you can add a little lemon juice or honey. Plus, try to eat foods with higher water content like melons, cucumbers, and leafy green vegetables.
    With these tips and remedies, you can easily get rid of cellulite in your thighs and show off your well-toned legs in swimsuits, skirts and shorts.

    duminică, 8 aprilie 2012

    Tips On How to Get Rid of Cellulite Fast

    Looking for information on how to get rid of cellulite fast? Well, you came to the right place for I will provide you some information on how to deal with this cellulite fast. Cellulite is a common problem for women, because they are more concerned about how to stay slim and looking sexy. But cellulite is woman's formidable enemy which does not appear on men which is kind of unfair. Before we dig deeper into this, I will discuss ways on how to get rid of this cellulite and its causes.
    What is cellulite?
    Cellulite is fatty cells that build on the skin to form a somewhat like dimpled appearance. This cellulite anchors the skin and create a dimply appearance, most especially on the thighs. It usually appears on buttocks and on the stomach. According to studies, cellulite is a common problem to over 90% of women between 14 - 40 years old. Cellulite is rare to men, maybe because men are active and they differ in women when it comes to metabolism, hormones, and body built. And this is not just the usual fat that can be rid off easily, you have to actually understand its causes and develop a healthy lifestyle to get rid of it. You can use natural methods such as drinking lots of water, diet, and exercise. Or better yet, make use of cellulite products, but be sure to read Cellulite Cream Reviews, and choose those who have lots positive feedback.

    Natural Methods to get rid of cellulite
    Water - drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day.
    Diet - eat healthy food such as vegetables, fruits, flax, fish, oats
    Exercise - simple jogging, and walking every morning will do.
    Artificial Methods to get rid of cellulite
    Cellulite Massage - this procedure will relaxes your muscles and at the same trim them down
    Cellulite Cream - make sure to read cellulite cream reviews first before choosing which one to use. It is best that the product or the brand that you will choose is proven and has received lots of positive feedback.
    Liposuction - probably the fastest way to get rid of cellulite, though it is quite expensive and is a major surgery.
    Therapy - relaxing way to get rid of cellulite, but it will take longer like the natural method
    Skin Brushing - a procedure that helps massage and help trim down those cellulite
    Vitamins - it is also known as supplements
    Here are just of the information on how to get rid of cellulite, and I leave it all up to you which procedure you would want to use. Just follow your heart and choose the method that best suits you and your lifestyle. Just always bear in mind that do what you think is best for you. The natural method is a long term commitment, and if you want quick and fast results and you have the money - the fastest way to get rid of cellulite is to make use of cellulite creams, undergo a surgery or take medications.

    Homemade Cellulite Cream

    Women of all ages today are concerned in relation to having even and wonderful skin. In a unique part of the female human body -the lower limbs and buttocks- this is very difficult to obtain. That happens because cellulite can build, giving the epidermis a “cottage cheese” overall look. The root cause of this dilemma is lumpy skin, and the most effective using anti lumpy skin cream. Many brands connected with cellulite treatment, such seeing that Neutrogena, are popular involving women. Even so, such creams is usually expensive in addition to might comprise harmful manufactured additives. The most beneficial solution is usually make your individual homemade lumpy skin cream. This really is achieved by using a rather uncomplicated recipe that concerns the employment of some ingredients chances are you’ll already have with your kitchen showcase. Using Beach Salt to manufacture a Homemade Lumpy skin Cream This is is a recipe intended for something a lot more like a scrub compared to a cream. The polish contains two unique variations of sea salts and many varieties connected with oil. It will probably produce identical impressive effects to be a cream and you will be as beneficial as almost any anti-cellulite treatment method creams you can aquire at this drugstore. For making it, you almost all assemble the subsequent ingredients: Salts you should have: Dead Beach Salt in addition to Celtic Beach Salt Oils you should have: Vegetable Fat (generally known as “salad oil”), Of lemon Oil, Juniper Fat, Lemongrass Fat, and Eucalyptus Fat Other materials: A several drops connected with ginger To get started, put this vegetable oil in a mixing pot and add 1 another oil into your pan one after the other. As you choose to do this, mix this oils in concert thoroughly making sure that things usually are nice and in some cases. After generating a nice fat mixture, you really need to slowly drop both salts with it. Mix this salt with their oil within a gentle approach. When that you are finished, said in some sort of plastic container that has a tight motorcycle, label the item so you can’t accidentally imagine it’s meal, and input it in ones refrigerator. The best way to Use The item After in regards to day, you’ll be ready to work with your handmade cellulite treatment. Simply chafe it within the area of this body that includes a cellulite dilemma and rub down. Repeat again during just about every session. Do that regularly over a couple months, and it is best to start to discover results.

    miercuri, 12 octombrie 2011

    How to get rid of cellulite with nutrition


    Over 90% of women today suffer from cellulite. This embarrassing problem lowers оur ѕelf esteem and kеeрѕ us frоm wearing the shorts, skirts, оr bathing suits wе want. Many think that cellulite is саuѕe by obesity. This is fаr from thе truth, thаt fact is, regardleѕѕ of yоur weight уоu сan develop cellulite

      Cellulite is caused by small pockets оf fat underneath thе skin. These fat pockets сause thе dimpled lооk that wе аll know аs cellulite. These fat pockets arе formed from lack оf circulation іn the affected area. This сan соme from smoking, too muсh alcohol, poor eating habits, оr lack of exercise. The good news is, уou саn аnd wіll recover frоm cellulite and саn bе confident in уоur body oncе again.

    How to get rid of cellulite with nutrition
    Ignore all the weird diets out there. Your diet only needs to do 3 things:
    1. Reduce levels of blood sugar – accelerates fat burning
    2. Create a caloric deficit – flips on the fat burning switch
    3. Increase circulation – accelerates fat burning and exercise recovery
    To address all of these I recommend assembling your meals from the following 4 groups:
    1. Protein
    2. Carbohydrates
    3. Fat
    4. Vegetables*
    *for accelerated results cover half your plate with vegetables in as many meals as possible
    Here is what to look for in each of these groups:
    1. Protein: low levels of animal saturated fat (enhances circulation)
    2. Carbohydrates: low levels of sugar and high levels of fiber
    3. Fat: a balance between monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omega-3 and omega-6 fats
    4. Vegetables: darker colors
    Here are some top foods for each group to get you moving in the right direction:
    white chicken
    egg whites
    wild salmon
    olive oil
    And don’t forget the following basic, but often ignored advice:
    1. Have breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up. Skipping it will mess up your levels of blood sugar for the rest of the day no matter how healthy you subsequently eat.
    2. Avoid liquid and “mushy” calories – lattes, smoothies, sodas, yogurt, etc.
    3. Avoid anything white – bread, pasta, cereal, crackers, etc.
    4. Smaller, more frequent meals speed up fat burning and accelerate recovery. Three meals are better than one, and six meals are better than three.
    5. A smaller dinner is better because your metabolism slows down as bedtime approaches.
    Speeding things up with carbohydrate manipulation
    Of all the different macronutrients, carbs have the biggest impact on your levels of blood sugar. And recall that lower levels of blood sugar accelerate the burning of dimply cellulite fat. So wouldn’t it make sense to simply cut out carbs from your diet for the fastest cellulite reduction possible?
    Because you’ll eventually enter ketosis. A state in which your body runs off of an alternative fuel source, ketones. The problem with this is that ketosis is pure misery – your mental output will decrease, your breath will become metallic, acidosis in your muscles will make exercise extremely painful, and you’ll burn less calories from your workouts.
    But there is a way to drastically lower your carbohydrate intake while staying out of ketosis: by rotating your consumption.
    It’s actually very simple: eat a normal amount of carbs when your body needs them most (resistance training days) and eat less carbs when you need them least (non-resistance training days).
    Now you will have to experiment here to find the right amounts because each body will react differently. Some women do just fine with an extremely low level of carbs, others can only restrict carbs from about 50% of their meals.
    So listen to your body and course correct along the way. And if you need a little boost on the low carb days have some strong loose leaf green tea or yerba mate.
    Here are some sample schedules you could follow:
    Carb manipulated schedule #1
    Monday: resistance training
    Tuesday: rest (less carbs)
    Wednesday: resistance training
    Thursday: rest (less carbs)
    Friday: resistance training
    Saturday: rest (less carbs)
    Sunday: rest (less carbs)
    Carb manipulated schedule #2
    Monday: resistance training + cardio
    Tuesday: rest (less carbs)
    Wednesday: resistance training + cardio
    Thursday: rest (less carbs)
    Friday: resistance training + cardio
    Saturday: rest (less carbs)
    Sunday: rest (less carbs)
    Carb manipulated schedule #3
    Monday: rest (less carbs)
    Tuesday: resistance training
    Wednesday: cardio (less carbs)
    Thursday: resistance training
    Friday: cardio (less carbs)
    Saturday: resistance training
    Sunday: cardio (less carbs)
    Two aces up your sleeve
    If you want to get a little more out of your workouts you can tweak your pre-workout and post-workout nutrition.
    Right before your workout you want to stabilize your blood sugar and activate your adrenals.
    To stabilize your blood sugar simply have a small snack (around 200 calories) that consists of slow digesting carbohydrates. An apple would fit the bill here.
    To activate your adrenals have about 50 mg of caffeine. You can get it in tablet form or in its natural form (i.e., tea). The caffeine will break down fatty acids, reduce mental fatigue and increase endurance.
    After your workout you need to avoid “the paradox” – a situation where increased core temperature blunts hunger even though you need nutrients ASAP. You see, right after your workout your active tissues can absorb a higher than normal amount of nutrients. This translates into faster recovery.
    And faster recovery translates into more frequent workouts which translates into more fat burning.
    The problem is that it’s very difficult to eat solid food right after intense exercise. This is where liquid nutrition can save the day.
    The good news is that you don’t need any fancy supplements here. Some simple whey protein and dextrose will do just fine. And if you want to stay away from supplements you make your own liquid meal by blending milk (protein) and oats (carbs) as a base. You can then add other things to modify the taste: agave, honey, raw cocoa powder, etc.
    Try to get about 50 grams of carbs and 10-5 grams of protein.
    Can’t I just use diet pills, a scrubber, a massager, a body wrap, a detox, or [insert other weird treatment here] to get rid of my cellulite?
    Well, if there really were a magic bullet everybody would be taking it and cellulite wouldn’t be an issue. But the reality is that the majority of these treatments either don’t work or provide temporary results.
    Let’s go over some of the most common ones.
    The majority of modern creams use three mechanisms of action:
    1. they increase circulation
    2. they induce collagen production
    3. they break down fatty acids (lipolytic action)
    The bad news is that most creams simply have a lot of caffeine in them which temporarily dehydrates your skin and creates the false appearance of having less cellulite.
    Also, let’s assume that a wonder cream was developed that had the ability to break down a significant amount of fatty acids and increase circulation…
    Here’s the catch: even if the cream did this, you would still need to be in a caloric deficit for the mitochondria in your cells to burn the fatty acids.
    Just because fat is broken down doesn’t mean it gets oxidized (burned).
    If you aren’t in a caloric deficit the broken down fat will enter circulation and then get re-deposited. Your body does this all the time!
    The alleged benefits here are increased lymphatic and blood circulation. Lymph is a fluid that transports fats from the digestive system and it also takes bacteria to your lymph nodes for destruction.
    Unfortunately, massagers suffer from the same problem as creams: increased circulation is of little benefit if you aren’t in a caloric deficit.
    You are better served permanently increasing circulation with exercise and diet. Better blood flow 24/7 will create much better results vs. better blood flow during a short massage.
    Body wraps
    The main claims here are that body wraps “detoxify fat”, increase “heat” and “shrink” the area. A lot of the terminology is so vague that the true mechanisms of action are quite nebulous.
    Sadly, most wraps simply dehydrate the skin temporarily. And does it really make sense to wear an uncomfortable wrap all day if the results don’t even last?
    Skin brushing
    At best, brushing your skin will remove dead skin cells and stimulate the formation of newer cells.
    But remember: cellulite is caused by uneven fat layers pushing up from under your skin. Brushing the top of your skin does nothing here.
    99.99% of the time you will be better off saving your money. Stick with exercise and diet. The only thing I would maybe recommend using is a cream. Research has shown that applying cream with Retinol-A twice a day over an extended period of time can potentially reduce cellulite.
    So after going through an extensive exercise program you could potentially use a cream if there is some lingering cellulite left, but don’t expect miracles here.
    What about liposuction?
    Wouldn’t it be nice to just fall asleep, have a surgeon suck away all the fat with a rod, wake up and notice that the cellulite is not there anymore? Well, there are many issues with liposuction:
    1. there is no guarantee the dimply fat won’t come back
    2. there is a vacuum left between your fat and skin which can make cellulite look worse
    3. it’s expensive
    4. you have to take time off of work for recovery
    5. it doesn’t make any system in your body healthier
    6. you can be left with loose and saggy skin which requires more surgeries to fix
    7. there can be other complications like infection, seromas, etc.
    Bottom line: save your money and give yourself a natural liposuction. And in the process you’ll give yourself the gift of better health as well.
    You have all the tools necessary to learn how to get rid of your cellulite
    All that is left if for you to take action. Remember that in the absence of action information is rendered useless.
    So don’t wait for all the stars to be perfectly aligned – just get the ball rolling and course correct along the way. And you can always drop us a line below if you get stuck!
    If you are really serious about finally figuring out how to get rid of cellulite get started with your first workout right now.
    To your cellulite success!