Natural Ways to Beat Cellulite

celluliteMany people are bothered by cellulite on their thighs and backsides.  You can improve the look and feel of your skin by using a dry brush but when it comes to cellulite, looks are only a small part of the story.

What is Cellulite?

It’s a fat issue. Cellulite may be trapped fat, but it is more than simply fat. If you don’t believe me, then ask anyone who has lost a lot of weight but is still stymied by the bumps and lumps on her thighs.  Until I figured out how to dramatically reduce the cellulite on my bum and thighs by using nutrition, I was one of them. And on my thrice-weekly trips to the swimming pool I see many women far thinner and/or far fitter than I am with cellulite. Clearly weight and cellulite are not the whole story.

It’s a skin issue. Cellulite is fat that is trapped in the skin’s connective tissue. So it stands to reason that taking care to preserve the health and integrity of that connective tissue is a key aspect of cellulite control. I’ve written extensively about skin and cellulite. You can read all about it here and here.

Finally, cellulite is a toxicity issue. When environmental toxins accumulate in our bodies they are stored as fat instead of being allowed to to circulate in our systems. While this keeps our bodies from being overwhelmed by toxins in the short term, it means we become saddled with excess weight. Many people also experience sluggishness, digestive issues, poor sleep, mood swings, skin disorders, and auto-immune issues.

If you have cellulite it means your body’s systems of detoxification are overworked and not functioning properly. So cellulite is less a beauty issue than a symptom of less than optimal wellness. Specifically, the lymphatic system and the liver are overworked and needing support. A real food seasonal detox that includes the right foods to help your body’s overworked systems get back in balance will do amazing things for your weight, your skin, and your overall health and beauty. And your annoying cellulite will be on its way!

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