Ila was a happily married woman in her mid
forties. She has always been an attractive and
very fit person, exercising on a regular basis
and looking after her body well.
Lately though, she had been feeling distressed
and concerned; because she discovered a good
amount of cellulite on her upper thighs.
“ It looks horrible and disgusting “, she kept
complaining to her husband almost every day.
“ Your legs look very good to me;
I can’t see the imperfections you are complaining
about — and even if I could, I wouln’t care less “,
he replied with a big smile, and continued.
“ I believe you must know that most men don’t
see cellulite as a problem; they only see a
beautiful woman with a great derriere and
So try to feel comfortable with your body shape,
and know that I love you en masse; and I will
continue doing so even if you develop more
cellulite tomorrow “ he said and kissed her softly.
Cellulite is one of the biggest common concerns
for most women.
It usually appears after puberty, and it affects people
of all ages, sizes and sex.
Being female and overweight though, puts you at a
higher risk of developing it.
Women specifically, feel unattractive and ugly.
They try their best to hide it with clothes, and they do
everything they can to eliminate it altogether.
Men on the other hand, seem to ignore this problem
Cellulite is a type of fat deposits below the skin, and
is mostly noticed on the buttocks, thighs and knees,
as well as stomach, abdomen and arms.
It makes the skin look lumpy, bumpy, dented and dimpled
like the surface of the orange peel.
Cellulite appears on the skin in three stages:
* In stage one, it is still invisible with the naked eye.
* In stage two, the skin is paler in appearance, it feels
cooler to the touch, and it shows reduced flexibility.
* In stage three, the skin is heavily bumpy and lumpy.
Can of Worms
About eighty five percent ( 85% ) of females have cellulite,
and almost all women have some kind of it, hiding in
The following factors are blamed for the development of
this unsightly problem:
a) Lifestyle habits like,
smoking, being sedentary, suffering from chronic stress,
drinking alcohol every day, standing for many hours.
b) Various hormonal issues.
c) Genetic predisposition and slow metabolism.
d) Poor diet and nutrition habits.
e) Wearing very tight clothes on a regular basis that
restrict the blood flow.
f) Age, muscle loss and hardening of the connective
tissues also contribute to the problem.
g) Accumulation of various toxins in the body like,
pollutants, chemicals, preservatives, medicines.
There are many cellulite reducing products and
treatments, that either they do not work at all or they
may produce some temporary results; on top of
being very expensive and dangerous or toxic.
But also there are plenty of natural ways to reduce
cellulite, and improve your skin and shape.
Here are some natural cures for your cellulite problem:
a) Follow a clean alkaline diet, full of vegetables, green
leaves and fruits, on a daily basis.
b) Include fatty fish, nuts and avocado with your meals
every day, for their omega 3 content.
c) Hydrate by drinking plenty of liquids during the day
like, pure water with a bit of lemon, coconut water
or herbal teas.
d) Eat only pure sea salt or himalyan salt.
e) Eat high fibre foods to include whole grains and legumes.
f) Exercise by combining cardio workout and weight
training, to tone all your problem areas.
Also, stand up and walk around the room during the day.
Other exercises to adopt if you are not going to a gym are:
Jogging, Riding a bike, Swimming, Dancing and Walking.
g) Dry brush your problem areas with a soft natural
fibre brush daily for a few minutes, then moisturise using
This will help remove toxins and tighten your skin.
h) Massage your problem areas with a combination of
rosemary and sage essential oils mixed into some coconut
oil, for five ( 5 ) to ten ( 10 ) minutes every day.
i) Massage your problem areas with a coffee scrub:
mix ground coffee with some brown sugar and some
coconut oil to a paste consistency.
Do this three ( 3 ) times a week.
j) Wear loose underwear and clothes to assist your
blood and lymph circulation, which are absolutely
essential to get rid of your cellulite.
To Sum Up
You must know that only actual exercise and the right diet
will remove the unattractive fat deposits from your body.
Everything else including the expensive cellulite creams
on the market, will mainly help with the overall appearace
of your skin, and make it look softer and tighter.
Always remember that you do need to give yourself plenty
of time to be able to see any improvement.
During this time, you should be following a very healthful
and nutritious diet, you should be reducing your stress
levels, and certainly you should avoid smoking.
Although you may be feeling very embarassed, and basically
hate it, you must accept your body as it is, and try to improve
Good Luck !!