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Strategies for Reducing Cellulite and Overall Body Fat

Posted by Monica Fink in Fitness 04 May 2015

Gentlemen, bear with us this week as I spend some time talking with the ladies. But please don’t tune out altogether; surprisingly, there’s some advice in here for you too. Men and women typically carry their excess body fat differently. Women, especially as we approach mid-life, may struggle with cellulite on our lower body despite our best efforts at proper nutrition and regular exercise.

Today I want to share with you some strategies that will help minimize the appearance of cellulite. But I haven’t forgotten about you guys. While men might deal with excess body fat in a different way (i.e., beer bellies and spare tires), the same recommendations will certainly improve your plight, as you work towards better health and a trimmer waistline.

First and foremost (and this should come as no surprise), what we put into our bodies is reflected in our outward appearance. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is your first defense against excess body fat, however it appears on your frame. Natural whole foods nourish the body, provide a real sense of fullness at meal time, are virtually fat-free, and help our body detoxify.

Toxins are stored in our fat cells; an overload of poor quality “food” will overload our fat cells as well as over-work our liver, whose primary job is fat metabolism. A diet comprised of mostly whole fruits and vegetables is the fastest and most healthy way to an ideal body fat level. Secondly, I cannot stress enough the importance of hydration.

 

Adequate water is essential for all of our organs to function at an optimum level – including the liver who is working hard to flush out fat.

 

post.reducing.cellulite.02Water also plays a role in the appearance of our skin. Your skin is your largest organ – signs of poor nutrition, lack of sleep or too many toxins will show up in our skin literally overnight.

Any guesses as to what comes next? Exercise! By now you are all experts on the many benefits of regular and appropriate exercise. Exercise is not just about weight loss – it’s about feeling better and looking better because we are taking care of our bodies.

We experience more energy, improved mental and emotional states, and reduced risk of obesity and lifestyle-related diseases. Exercise even slows the aging process.

 

We do not stop playing because we get older; we get older because we stop playing!

 

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Finally, there is an ancient tradition of dry brushing the skin to improve circulation and blood flow to the areas where those lumps and bumps are appearing. If done consistently, you will notice more improvement using this method than any expensive body cream. Dry brushing boosts your circulation, helping break up those fat and toxin deposits. Brush daily before your shower, spending extra time on the areas of your body most prone to cellulite. Any body brush you buy at the health food store will do.

As your personal health coach, I can help guide you in any of these areas to get you loving that body again! Maybe you’d like a specific exercise program to target those problems areas. Maybe the idea of shopping and cooking a primarily whole foods diet is very unfamiliar and even slightly intimidating. Whatever your needs are, I would be happy to take you step by step to a new and healthier YOU! I look forward to your calls and emails!

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