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    Low fat diet and cellulite?

    StephanieNS
    Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:29 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Hi everyone..I've recently started a low fat diet. I am 5'4" and weigh 110 pounds, a very healthy weight for my size. BUT, even though I'm tiny I still have very noticeable cellulite on my hips and thighs, and my poor butt is nothing to be desired either. I'm in college and as you can imagine I have had way more fast food than any self-respecting person should have. Now I'm paying the consequences, all that unhealthy fast food is really beginning to show on me.

    From what I've read it seems as though cellulite is basically fat, so I'm wondering if a low fat diet would be an ideal way to reduce the appearance of cellulite?

    Also, I don't do much aerobic exercise but I do a bit of weight lifting...I am trying to increase the muscle all over my body in hopes that this muscle will eventually burn the fat in my thighs.

    I know just the exercising won't do much by itself, hence I decided I'd limit my fast food intake and start eating much healthier things at home. I guess I am just wondering if a low fat diet could really be beneficial for my hips and thighs or if there is something else I should be trying.

    Also, if anyone has anymore ideas for trimming my hips and thighs I'd love to hear them icon_biggrin.gif
    Kristiina
    Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:39 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Have you talked to your Doctor about this? They may have some helpful suggestions, I always thought exercise was the best way to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
    SuperSpike
    Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:47 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Exercise (resistance training and weight lifting) will give you a more toned appearance. While eating a healthy diet is important no matter what, I don't think that it will specifically help your cellulite. I've heard that massage can help reduce the appearance of cellulite as well. Its mainly genetics- while one can lose weight, we actually have the same number of fat cells in our body after we lose- they size of the cells just shrink- so someone like me who is very active can still have cellulite no matter how many squats and crunches I do... icon_sad.gif
    Chef #1316198
    Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:39 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    All I can say is, have a regular exercise, but have you already told your doctor about this?


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    Molly53
    Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:18 pm
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    [quote="Chef #1316198"]All I can say is, have a regular exercise, but have you already told your doctor about this?[/quote]Hi and welcome to the forums, chef. Nice to meet you! icon_smile.gif

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    Chef #1175382
    Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:10 am
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    Actually, there is no magic formula for getting rid of it. You can reduce the appearance but once there, it is there. The Mayo Clinic has a very good article on it. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cellulite/ds00891

    Eating healthier won't hurt you period. You can exercise to be fit and toned and healthier. Weight loss can't be targeted. It's over all. Fat doesn't feed fat but it does carry 9 calories per unit verse Protein and Carbs 4 calories per unit so you can eat more of them and eat less calories. Fat occurs when you eat more than you burn. That simple.
    Chef #1360114
    Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:58 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I used to do exercises, massages whatever possible to reduce my cellulite. But nothing seems to work. I wasted a lot of energy and money on these things. If I could have earlier learnt about the magical cellulite cream available at cellfre.com which reduced my cellulite in just 7 days of application. I think application of it would solve your problem. It worked for me it would work for you
    Molly53
    Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:05 am
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    Zurie
    Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:40 pm
    Forum Host
    StephanieNS wrote:
    Hi everyone..I've recently started a low fat diet. I am 5'4" and weigh 110 pounds, a very healthy weight for my size. BUT, even though I'm tiny I still have very noticeable cellulite on my hips and thighs, and my poor butt is nothing to be desired either. I'm in college and as you can imagine I have had way more fast food than any self-respecting person should have. Now I'm paying the consequences, all that unhealthy fast food is really beginning to show on me.

    From what I've read it seems as though cellulite is basically fat, so I'm wondering if a low fat diet would be an ideal way to reduce the appearance of cellulite?

    Also, I don't do much aerobic exercise but I do a bit of weight lifting...I am trying to increase the muscle all over my body in hopes that this muscle will eventually burn the fat in my thighs.

    I know just the exercising won't do much by itself, hence I decided I'd limit my fast food intake and start eating much healthier things at home. I guess I am just wondering if a low fat diet could really be beneficial for my hips and thighs or if there is something else I should be trying.

    Also, if anyone has anymore ideas for trimming my hips and thighs I'd love to hear them icon_biggrin.gif


    There is some puzzle about cellulite as a modern problem. Giving my age away, BIG time icon_eek.gif , when I was a teen and in my 20's, normal-weight girls did not have cellulite.

    This seems to have become a problem roughly in the 80's and onwards. (I'm a granny, check my Page! icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif )

    My same-age friends and I have discussed this.

    This is no scientific conclusion, of course, but we have this (deep, dark! icon_twisted.gif ) feeling that the foods we ate were simply more natural and pure, and that cellulite could be caused by all the additives in today's foods.

    Look, I can be hauled into court for saying that!!

    Secondly, today's fast foods, ready-made foods, and all the foods with additives did not exist. We ate foods as they came: butter, meats, veggies from Dad's garden, fruits from the trees in the garden, Mom's chickens, home-fed pork, lambs which grazed in the veld ...

    Otherwise, we ate no less and no more than women today. Could purity of foods -- natural foods -- maybe have anything to do with the fact that we did not have cellulite?? Honestly, even overweight girls had smooth, if plump, thighs!! icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_eek.gif

    Gyms were unknown. We took part, or maybe not, in school sports. Special exercises were unknown!

    I don't have the answers. I do not believe that lotions work. In fact drunk.gif, I'm clueless, apart from what I said above.
    kikikiwi18
    Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:32 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    To me, rapid weight fluctuation would seem most logical for the increase in cellulite, that and dehydration. I was wondering if any of you have tried this http://www.allreviews.com/home/v/1015/213/verseo-cellulite-removal-massage-system ? I think it might help the overall appearance of the area while getting tone. What do you think?
    terminatedtrashpile
    Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:30 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Don't waste your money. Cellulite is fat. Women have tried for ages using the old vibrating machine [anyone remember those cartoons?] to get rid of or tone fat. They rubbed on cream, hooked up the belt and shook their teeth out.

    One conclusion: It didn't work. And it doesn't work. You can't tone, massage, cream away Cellulite or other fat. If you could bodybuilders would be the number 1 consumers and we all would look like Jillian Michaels. Pass me that entire pan of brownies, I'll just cream and massage it right out before competing in my next bodybuilding contest.

    Rapid Weight flux has NOTHING to do with it. Special kinds of fat do NOT occur because you gain and lose rapidly. It has other bad effects on your health and in the long run makes it very very hard for you to lose weight.. Nor does Dehydration lead to fat. I'm not sure how that chemical formula would work. What Dehydration leads to is this http://dehydrationsymptoms.org/2009/the-effects-of-dehydration/



    The way is simply to get rid of fat. Sadly some pouches of fat are going to stay unless you are at an extremely low body fat. Why is simple genetics. It isn't anything you did [well except eat that last eclair http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Chocolate-Eclair-Dessert-9240

    You can counter it by firming and toning the muscles underneath. You can't tone or firm fat. That is why they say "If it jiggles, it's fat." As I said what you can do is get rid of it or tone the muscles to reduce the 'flab' look. Muscles may weight more than fat but they take up less space. [Think 3 oz of steak vs 3 oz of Jello]

    It is just the way your body is built. If you want to get rid of it do what Ernestine Shepherd did and work out. Her sister and she decided to go on a diet after trying on bathing suits [and I bet Cellulite was part of that]

    Today at 73, she actually teaches fitness and is a personal coach. http://www.blackfitnessblog.com/2009/03/need-inspiration-no-excuses/

    And no it isn't selling you anything.
    If you want what she has, you have to do what she did.

    edited to answer the rapid weight loss theory and dehydration theory.
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