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Healthy diet against cellulite: Secrets from nutritionist

Healthy diet against cellulite: Secrets from nutritionist How to reduce the appearance of cellulite (Photo: Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Cellulite is one of the most important cosmetic problems that causes women to develop insecurities. You can get rid of it not only with the help of special procedures and sports but also with proper nutrition, according to nutritionist Svitlana Fus.

What you need to know about cellulite

"We all get very upset when we notice the appearance of the so-called orange peel on our bodies. Because cellulite, like extra pounds, does not add to self-confidence. But in fact, it is not directly related to weight loss. Cellulite affects all kinds of women, both fat and thin," the expert says.

She adds that from a medical point of view, the term "cellulite" is used incorrectly. Because the ending "ite" means "inflammation," and the effect we see on the skin is structural changes in the subcutaneous fat layer.

"However, for a woman, it doesn't matter what the name of the problem is. The only thing that matters is how to prevent it. Therefore, if relevant, I will share tips on how to get rid of this phenomenon and significantly reduce its manifestations. Let me say right away that there are no miracle diets. However, there is one secret to fighting cellulite," says Fus.

How to prevent or reduce cellulite

"To make cellulite less noticeable, you need to reconsider your diet, eat 3-4 meals a day and drink enough water. Reduce or eliminate sweets, sodas, salts, white bread, cigarettes, excessive alcohol and coffee, and fatty foods from your diet," the nutritionist advises.

She also recommends eating more vegetables and fruits, foods rich in vitamin C, vegetable and animal protein - eggs, poultry, meat, legumes, cereals, and healthy fats - fish, pumpkin seeds, and nuts. Also, get a body massage, wear loose clothing, and exercise.

"It seems that everyone already knows this. But even though it's all very simple and the formula is 'on the surface,' the problem remains," adds Fus.

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