Diets For Reducing Cellulite

Gives some of the causes of cellulite and what diets may reduce or prevent cellulite and why this is so.

There is a wealth of diet plans and tips available in today's health market. Some diets target specific needs, such as a diabetic plan or a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet for those wishing to lower the risk of heart disease. Others are tailored more to general, overall health. But the most sought-out diets are those that claim to reduce cellulite.

Cellulite at its basest level is simply fat. What sets it apart from other fat on your body is the fact that it appears to be lumpy, and is generally found on the thighs and buttocks. It also affects women more than men. Everything from alcohol, poor diet, stress, pollution, toxins and caffeine have all been blamed for cellulite, but the truth is that nobody knows if there is one exact cause. But since it is still fat, some diets may help prevent or eliminate it.

One of the most popular diets that claim to reduce cellulite is the vegetarian diet. Because a vegetarian diet eliminates meats, it also greatly reduces the amount of fat in your diet. Since fat is thought to be a prime culprit for cellulite, it makes sense that a low-fat vegetarian diet might also reduce the enemy cellulite. Some vegans also claim that their diet reduces cellulite. A vegan diet is similar to vegetarian, but vegans also eliminate all dairy products. This of course further lowers your fat consumption, which is why many claim that this diet and lifestyle will help your cellulite problems.

Pollution and toxins in the environment have long been blamed for poor or reduced health. Some of that extends to fat and cellulite. If it is true that toxins contribute to cellulite, then an organic diet will go far to changing that. If you follow an organic diet, it means that you eat food that is all natural and unrefined. Meat that is organic comes from animal sources that are fed with chemical and pesticide-free feed. The same goes for dairy products. Organic produce is grown with compost or other natural pesticides and no man-made chemicals at all. The reasoning is that with no toxins entering your body through food, no toxins will settle into problem fatty areas to help create cellulite.

The every-popular low and no-carb diet world has also staked its claim in the anti-cellulite arena. On the low-carbohydrate diet, such foods as sugar, wheat, pastas and breads are all huge no-no's. These things turn to sugar in your body and can't always be digested. If they can't be digested, they are absorbed into the body as fat, and often settle into the cellulite-friendly thigh and buttocks areas. Since you eliminate these items from your diet if you go low-carb, it seems only natural that this will help you lose cellulite as you lose weight and prevent you from putting more on in the future.

Since cellulite is basically fat, it goes without saying that any diet that helps you lose fat will also help you lose cellulite. Since all of these diets are somewhat restrictive, your best bet may be to see which works best for you and stick with it. Again, all will help you lose weight and therefore cellulite. Also, no diet is complete or will work fully unless you exercise. But beyond just cellulite reduction, any of the above diets paired with exercise are good for you and promote a sense of overall well-being.And that is better than simply reducing cellulite alone.

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