Getting tired of that stubborn cellulite, especially before the shorts and swimsuits come out? These three simple lifestyle changes can have a big impact on your battle with cellulite.
1. Start your day with a glass of warm lemon water immediately after waking. Squeeze one organic lemon into a 16 oz glass and enjoy as you would tea! Lemon helps to break down the food that you will be consuming during the day as well as remove any toxins from your body. Proper hydration improves your skin’s health and helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, wrinkles, and blemishes.
2. Up your cranberry intake. Consuming between 8 and 12 oz of cranberries or cranberry juice per day helps to emulsify fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Frozen or fresh cranberries can be enjoyed as a mid-day treat or throw a bottle of Cran-Water in your bag while on the go. Make your own Cran-Water by filling up a bottle with 4 oz of cranberry juice and 28 oz of water, twice daily. Cranberries are loaded with vitamins such as A, B1, C, and E, all essentials to the removal of toxins in your lymphatic system and kidneys.
3. Substitute your cooking oil swapping out canola oil for coconut oil. Coconut oil is not only more beneficial for overall health, but studies have shown that coconut oil aids in the breakdown of fat cells that make up cellulite. Add a tablespoon to a fruit smoothie or whip up some banana coconut pancakes. Switching from canola oil to coconut oil has multiple benefits for you, your skin, and your health.
Bonus tip: Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to a warm bath. Sweating out toxins is crucial to the reduction of cellulite. The coconut oil will not only make your skin feel incredibly smooth but will increase the release of toxins during your bath. Make sure to stay hydrated before and after your soak.
Anyone can suffer from cellulite; it is an equal-opportunity offender. The best results come from consistency and determination with a healthy daily routine. Stick with this one, not only to minimize cellulite but for your overall health as well!
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Article by Laura A. Bushey, MAT. Certified Health Educator and Personal Holistic Chef, founder of Kitchen of Life, offering programs to everyday people like me to look and feel their best!
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