If your like most women who suffer from unpleasant cellulite on your thighs, butt and back of the arms, your not alone. On the surface, cellulite appears as lumpy or dimpled skin. However, the process of developing cellulite is more than skin deep. The puckering of skin happens when the layer of fat beneath the skin pushes against connective tissue and bulges, causing the characteristic orange-peel or cottage cheese appearance.
To start, avoid these 5 foods in your diet to prevent from cellulite occurring:
Sugar – Causes fluid retention, inflammation, and storage of body fat all of which can increase cellulite appearance.
Sodium – Increases fluid retention which is a major factor in the build up of cellulite.
Refined flour and refined grain products – break down quickly into sugar and are high in calories that can be stored as fat.
Food Allergens – Foods like gluten, A1 casein, shellfish, and peanuts can cause inflammation and decrease circulation.
Trans and hydrogenated fats – Promote inflammation and storage of body fat.
Getting ride of cellulite is not just a matter of ‘weight loss’. Hormonal changes, specifically a decline in estrogen levels, may contribute to changes in circulation and a reduction in the production of collagen.
To learn more about foods that actually diminish cellulite, go here.