The dreaded C word. Many women are faced with cellulite, particularly around the hips, bum & thighs. It's a dimply look of the flesh due to a build up of subcanteous fat lying under the skin, and makes many of us squeam at the mention of the word bikini.
So how do you banish the blubber & get body confident?
The first place to start is by looking at your diet. Cut out the processed foods & transfats as these are suspect number one for our enemy cellulite. Eat natural food, limit wheat & gluten intake (or even better cut it completely) & ensure your diet is rich in cruciferous veggies. (Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower etc). These veggies are awesome at reducing fat in the specific areas cellulite tends to build up. The reason is because they are rich in antioxidants & magnesium and so encourage the breakdown of fat for energy. They also have a positive effect on estrogen & adrenalin levels, helping to regulate the balance between the two. Too much estrogen in the body can cause excess fat storage, especially around the hips and thighs. This applies to men as well as women as they also produce estrogen, although in smaller amounts.
High levels of estrogen in the body can also be caused by toxins, and surprisingly, everyday environment. One example of this is plastics. When food is heated in plastic, the plastic leeches toxins & nasties which increase estrogen levels in the body. The same applies to using the same plastic water bottle for a long period of time, and even using some cosmetic products. Opting for products with less chemical ingredients & not using plastic to reheat food is a simple way to help reduce estrogen levels, and therefore excess fat storage on the hips and thighs.
Forget the shake diets or magic pills. If you want an instant fix the results will not last & will do more damage to your body long term, including encouraging your body to store fat when you resume normal eating - and no-one wants that! A few small changes to your everyday lifestyle can make a huge difference, & can cause much more permanent results. Plus you get to eat proper food! Win win.
And as for exercise, forget the hours of staring at the wall as you go on & on with the cross trainer. The exercise to get you the best result is the fun stuff - short bursts of activity such as intervals, high intensity cardio, Bootcamp, Kettlebells, and sprints etc. you can complete a good cardio workout in half hour or less & get much more beneficial results on the battle against cellulite than you would running for an hour at a constant pace.
Not sure where to start? My classes incorporate all of the above & I also offer diet plans & online coaching. I'd be a bad trainer if I told you to spend hours at the gym & to starve yourselves, it's incredibly unnecessary.
So come & join us for a fun filled workout:
Thurs 7pm - Kettlebells
Online coaching including home workouts (message me for info)
One on one personal training sessions available in London & Kent, please message me on Chloe.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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