Why You Can't Eliminate Cellulite

Are you having trouble getting rid of that pesky, unsightly cellulite? Your diet may be getting in the way of smooth, dimple-free skin.
Why You Can't Eliminate Cellulite

Last update: 07 January, 2019

If it seems like you just can’t eliminate cellulite, there may be more at play than you previously thought. Certain foods may be impeding your goals. Let’s take a look at what might be preventing you from eliminating that pesky cellulite.

You’ve probably already tried nearly every remedy to eliminate cellulite without any luck.  No matter how much money you spend or how many products you try, that cellulite just doesn’t seem to go away.

In this article we’ll discuss some of the possible reasons why that cellulite hasn’t gone anywhere so you can better examine your own situation.

Personalize your fight against cellulite

A woman getting her leg examined.

Not all cellulite is equal, so it can’t all be eliminated in the same way.  While one method may be amazing for one woman, it may not work at all for another.

That’s why you need to find out the different factors that influence your cellulite.  That’s the best way to obtain results without making any unnecessary sacrifices.

While we can all say that a healthy lifestyle helps to control the appearance of cellulite, knowing the exact cause can help us even more.

Consuming too much salt

An excessive consumption of salt is the culprit of many problems when it comes to health as well as to aesthetics.

Salt, if used often, increases the retention of liquids and makes cellulite worse, which also makes it much more difficult to eliminate.

Even if you don’t consume a lot of salty  food, there’s a huge amount of salt hidden in prepared foods.  These include pizza, cheese, canned foods, pickled foods, dried fruit, etc.

Reduce your intake of these products  as much as possible and only consume small amounts of sea salt.

Having a poor diet

Junk food may be the reason you can't eliminate cellulite.

One of the biggest dangers to health comes from a poor diet.  Besides an excess of salt,  you should know the other ingredients in junk food can negatively influence cellulite. Some of these are:

  • Refined flour:  Always choose whole grains rich in fiber and other nutrients.
  • White sugar:  Eliminate white sugar from your diet and instead consume honey, brown cane sugar, and stevia in moderation.
  • Hydrogenated fats such as margarine and fried foods:  substitute them for healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, dried fruits and seeds, avocado, etc.
  • Coffee: Green tea is a healthy alternative to this. If you want a stimulate or energizer, prepare your own juice or smoothies with fruit and vegetables at home.
  • Alcoholic drinks.

Lack of exercise

Maybe you already eat well and are even using creams for your cellulite. But no matter how hard you try, that pesky cellulite just doesn’t seem to go away. A lack of exercise may be the enemy.

Avoid living a sedentary lifestyle and exercise moderately or intensely two or three times a week.

You can also avoid using elevators or escalators so that your daily routine is naturally more active.

Poor circulation

A person getting a calf massage.

If you have a genetic predisposition towards poor circulation, eliminating cellulite will be more difficult for you than for other women. Notwithstanding, the good news is that you can carry out different techniques to activate stimulate your circulation:

  • Cold showers or alternating temperatures between cold to hot various times
  • Massages with oils that improve circulation, such as rosemary.
  • Dry brushing
  • Elevating legs for a half an hour every day

Can’t eliminate cellulite? Maybe it’s hormones

Hormones do influence the appearance of cellulite. They cause some women to have a more difficult time getting rid of it.  This is true even in the case of very thin women.

If this is your case, we recommend that you consider natural methods for regulating hormones. 

Not drinking enough water

A woman drinking water.

We never give enough importance to drinking  plenty of water throughout the day.

Drinking water can purify your body of toxins. This improves circulation and combats water retention continually and easily.

Take this advice into account if it seems you can’t eliminate cellulite.

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If you find it boring to drink water, you can add flavor to it with fruit chunks or aromatic herbs, and make drinking it more enjoyable.

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