Have you been working on your summer body for the last few months but you’re still seeing stubborn cellulite? If, so you’re not alone. Studies show between 80 and 90 percent of all women experience issues with cellulite.
The good news is there is still time to transform your body for killer results just in time for the summer. Check out our list of tips you can implement today so you can get rid of cellulite and hello to smoother legs.
Before we do that, let’s discuss a few myths…
Here’s What NOT To Do
It “is” possible to visibly reduce the signs of cellulite; however, you want to watch out for products that claim to be quick fixes to erase cellulite for good such as:
Social media influencers all over the world love pushing cellulite creams to their followers, but how successful are they? Sadly, there is no scientific proof that these creams are effective. At most, they may temporarily tighten your skin, but the problem lies further below the surface. So next time you see another ad pop up for an overpriced cellulite cream, just keep scrolling.
Medical professionals have discovered a link between cellulite and poor circulation. Instantly, cellulite massagers began to emerge as a way for you to increase the circulation in your problem areas and buff away cellulite lumps. While this may sound like a great idea in theory, realistically, cellulite massagers are a waste of your precious time and money.
We’re not saying it doesn’t increase circulation; however, the cellulite massager is not able to treat the main issues, fat and the weakening of connective tissue.
Compression garments claim to massage cellulite away when worn for eight hours a day for several weeks. The challenge with these ideas is two-fold. First, compressing the skin doesn’t do anything to reduce the size of the main culprit of cellulite, which is fat cells. Secondly, once the leggings are removed, the skin and cellulite lumps would naturally reappear in a very short period of time.
If there is any relief, it is very shortlived. Just say no!
Here’s What TO Do
It’s not easy to get rid of cellulite. Your best chance is to take a multi-pronged approach and over time you’ll begin to see enviable results.
We’re not talking about fad diets that promise that you’ll lose 10 pounds in two days. We want you to approach healthy eating as the primary way you fuel your body.
Think about it this way. If you wouldn’t knowingly fill your gas tank with gasoline that would destroy your engine. Then don’t feed your body food that’s only going to hurt you in the long run.
Eating foods high in antioxidants have been proven to help your body fight off free radicals. Free radicals are factors that can damage vital skin cells and may even be one of the causes of cellulite.
Start switching out sugary and salty snacks for delicious fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The goals is to create a nutritionally dense diet. Here are 3 superfoods that help fight off cellulite.
Salmon: Jam-packed with antioxidants that are powerful enough to break down the stubborn fat cells hidden within your cellulite. Salmon is also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Not only to omega-3s keep you fuller longer so you’re less likely to snack on bad food, but they also can fortify skin tissue and skin fiber. This summer you can fire up the grill and have fresh grilled salmon and lemon. Fighting cellulite never tasted this good.
Dark Berries: Blueberries and blackberries naturally enhance your body’s ability to produce collagen and regenerate skin tissue. They can improve both your skin’s texture and tone. They are also a great source of fat-fighting antioxidants. Fill a gallon-sized ziplock bag with berries and pop them in the freezer overnight. The next morning you and the kids can snack on frozen berries to stay cool in the heat.
Green Tea: The active ingredient in green tea is Epigallocatechin gallate, also known as EGCG. EGCG is perfect for ramping up your metabolism and helping your body burn fat faster. Who doesn’t like a tall glass of iced tea on a hot summer day? This summer fill your picture with iced green tea and freshly squeezed lemon so you can burn fat and melt cellulite at the same time.
Following a healthy exercise routine may not completely eliminate, but can gradually reduce the appearance of your cellulite. Make sure to choose exercises that are scientifically proven to burn fat and build muscle. There are tons of scientists that swear by HIIT cardio training to smooth cellulite and give you amazing results over time.
Here’s a quick routine, that’s only 15 minutes long that you can do twice each week gradually smooth out cellulite. without a gym to:
1: 00 – 3: 00 Run Slowly
3:00 – 4:00 Place your hands on your hips and do walking lunges.
4:00 – 5:00 Run moderately
5:00 – 6:00 Find a bench and step up with your right like for 20 reps, and then your left leg for 20 reps.
6:00 – 7:00 Run moderately
7:00 – 8:00 Find a tree or wall and squat with your knees at 90 degrees.
8:00 – 9:00 Run Quickly
9:00 – 11:00 Sprint for 20 seconds and then rest for 20 seconds for 3 sets.
11:00 – 12:00 Run with your knees to your chest in one spot.
12:00 – 15:00 Run moderately
Now your cellulite may not disappear immediately, but it will strengthen and tone the muscles in your abdomen, arms, and legs.
Use the Latest Technology
Radiofrequency is at the forefront of cellulite reduction. Our medical spa in Hyannis offers this state of the art technology. It is a non-invasive solution to reducing the appearance of cellulite called ThermiSmooth.
How does it work? ThermiSmooth Body uses the power of radio frequency to target trouble areas. It causes the collagen below the surface of the skin, to shrink so your skin naturally tightens and smoothes.
ThermiSmooth technology is clinically tested to work on many of the areas where cellulite is known to accumulate over time including:
The best way to manage the appearance of your cellulite is to combine lifestyle changes to shrink fat cells with technology to strengthen the connective tissue in the skin. It is a 1-2 punch that can’t go wrong.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cagnes to ensure ThermiSmooth is right for you. She will be able to assess and create a treatment plan that gives you realistic results you can be proud of.
So, if you’re ready to say “good bye” to lumps and ripples and have smooth radiant skin this summer, make the call today.