The pits and bumps on the thighs and buttocks have not added any attractiveness to any woman, but they can notably lower their self-esteem.
What foods contribute to their appearance, and why diet – the first thing in the fight against the "orange peel"?
One, two, three: how to get rid of cellulite
Scientists, doctors and women from all over the world ask the same question: why does cellulite arise and what to do so that it does not exist?
According to available data, the appearance of an “orange peel” is always a combination of several factors: genetic predisposition, circulatory disorders in body tissues, changes in hormonal levels, unhealthy diet, passive lifestyle, and many others.
At the same time, when it comes to ways to get rid of cellulite, women do not have a lack of advice. The beauty industry offers them cosmetics and nutrition with "fat burning" properties, fitness, massage, salon procedures and plastic surgery.
But before you decide on something great, find out what products worsen the appearance of the skin and contribute to the aggravation of problems. Sometimes it is enough to exclude them from the diet, and cellulite becomes almost imperceptible. That is why the steps to the new “I” always begin with a healthy diet and a properly formulated diet.
On a note!
Aesthetic procedures for leveling the skin relief and getting rid of the “orange peel” need to undergo a course, and sometimes – not even one.
Foods that cause cellulite
Nutritionist Kristen Carlucci Haase says that since genetics plays a crucial role in the formation of cellulite, there is no “cure” that could permanently get rid of it. "However, the loss of excess weight, the reduction of unhealthy fats, sugar and salt can make the manifestations of 'orange peel" less pronounced. "
What products are most harmful to the body of a woman?
Sandwiches and burgers
A ham sandwich, melted cheese and fresh vegetables, or a “big mac” from the nearest catering point, on average, contain up to 790 mg of sodium, which is one third of the allowable daily allowance. At the same time, few people are limited to just one sandwich.
“Meanwhile, high-salt foods, like bacon and other meats, as well as cheeses, cause fluid retention in the body, which in turn can make cellulite more noticeable,” says nutritionist Kristen Haase.
Sweet soda and store juices
If every birthday cellulite on the hips becomes more pronounced, most likely, the processes of aging are to blame. With age, the body produces less collagen – a structural element that is responsible for the smoothness and elasticity of the skin. Sugar that triggers glycation processes causes him additional losses.
That is why the refusal of sweet soda, juices and nectars with added sugar is shown to anyone who wants to have smooth, velvety skin.
Home and industrial conservation will not bring harm to health, if with respect to it you will show a sense of proportion – to include in the diet no more than 1-2 times a week. But the daily consumption of canned soups from the store – is another matter!
As a rule, dishes “from the can” are overloaded with salt, which can cause swelling and make dimples on the hips more pronounced.
Did you know?
After a long stay in the sun cellulite becomes more visible. This is because ultraviolet destroys connective tissue and damages collagen.
White bread, buns and pancakes
To get rid of cellulite, nutritionist and fitness trainer Christine Reising advises to abandon white flour products. The fact is that they are a rich source of refined carbohydrates that the body turns into glucose.
And she, in turn, activates the processes of glycation, which lead to damage to elastin and collagen.
Margarines and spreads
The emergence of trans fats in the food industry has played a cruel joke with consumers. Today it is proven that this kind of fat is a direct threat to human health. Trans fat increase the likelihood of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and other problems.
They contribute to the formation of cholesterol plaques on the walls of the arteries, which hampers blood circulation and, therefore, timely delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the cells. As a result, the connective tissue weakens, which is why dimples and bumps come to the fore.
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“Besides genetics, there are many things that can cause cellulite,” says nutritionist Yasi Ansari. – One of the most common – blood flow disorders. A diet high in unhealthy fats can help slow blood circulation, and, consequently, the late intake of nutrients to the cells of the body. As a result, connective tissue is weakened, making the "ripples" on the skin more visible. "
On a note!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, pizza and cheese are the largest sources of saturated fat in the American diet. However, these products are popular in other countries of the world, including Russia.
Even small jars of yogurt, which you enjoy at lunch or breakfast, can contribute to the appearance of dimples and bumps on the thighs and buttocks.
“The fact is that many of them have a“ ton ”of added sugar. An average of 15 to 29 g of sugar is contained in one serving, about the same as in ordinary sweets. This does not mean that you need to completely give up yogurt, just choose options where the sugar concentration does not exceed 11 grams – for example, Greek yogurt, ”says nutritionist Amy Shapiro.
Chips and crackers
Nutritionist Laura Burak is confident that cellulite can be like in obese women or in thin women. It is a mistake to think that he pursues only the ladies in the body. However, weight loss with a large number of extra pounds really makes its manifestations not so obvious. And if you want to quickly part with all the "extra", refuse to use snacks – chips, crackers and onion rings.
“Not only are they high in calories, they also contain monosodium glutamate, an additive that, according to researchers, increases appetite and makes products more attractive to consumers, which increases the risk of overeating,” the expert says.
It is hard to believe that this diet food can also contribute to the formation of "orange peel". And yet it is so! Many types of rolls contain such fat ingredients as mayonnaise and cream sauce, cheese; others are teeming with salt and sugar, like soy or tomato sauce, spices and seasonings.
It is not surprising that with their frequent consumption, those extra pounds (and cellulite together with them) do not melt, but on the contrary, they gain momentum.
Did you know?
Skinny jeans, like any other tight clothing, can interfere with the normal blood supply to the body and thus exacerbate the manifestation of "orange peel".
Despite the fact that a glass of red wine can benefit health due to its high content of antioxidants, it can also aggravate the appearance of cellulite.
“Any alcohol dehydrates the body, which accordingly affects the condition of the skin. Collagen fibers lose their elasticity, which is why cellulite becomes more pronounced. I don’t urge to stop drinking alcohol forever, but if you care about the beauty of your body, limit to a maximum of 4 servings per week, ”says nutritionist Amy Shapiro.
Elena Kalen, consultant on nutritional support and healthy lifestyle, psychologist, expert in weight loss psychology
Today, many women face the problem of cellulite. If you turn to the dictionary, it is a structural change in the subcutaneous fatty tissue. Normally, fat cells (adipocytes) form fat, while maintaining their small size. When the imbalance in the formation and breakdown of fat, it begins to accumulate in the cell and increases its size several times. As a result, large cells begin to squeeze blood and lymphatic vessels in the skin. Violation of microcirculation in the vessels leads to the accumulation of fluid in the intercellular space, causing swelling. This is the first stage of cellulite, then the swelling only increases, as a result, the weight increases and it becomes more difficult to deal with changes in the skin.
The further proliferation of fat cells causes the formation of knots that appear on the skin as an “orange peel”. There comes a second stage of cellulite, which simply can not cope with the removal of fluid. It should be noted that there is no direct connection between excess weight and cellulite, because even in normal weight the first symptoms of circulatory disorders in the skin may begin to appear.
The formation of cellulite is influenced by many factors: heredity, hormonal balance, lifestyle, smoking, alcohol. Nutrition can also contribute to the formation of cellulite, if the diet includes the following products:
Caffeine and its containing: coffee, strong tea, cocoa, cola. This substance charges with energy in a small amount. In excess, caffeine disrupts blood circulation. As a result, subcutaneous tissue, and so suffering from a violation of microcirculation when taking coffee, will enhance the formation of cellulite.
Sweets containing sugar: chocolate, sweets, carbonated sugary drinks. Their use leads to a constantly high level of glucose in the blood, in response to this increased insulin synthesis.
It is this hormone enhances the formation of fat in the subcutaneous fatty tissue. In addition, sugar with an excessive flow causes damage to the surface of blood vessels and a decrease in their elasticity. This is manifested in the form of edema and cellulite enhancement.
Salt. Its excessive intake leads to fluid retention in the body and increases swelling, and this is the first stage in the formation of cellulite.
Semi-finished products and fast food. These products have a high glycemic index and act on the body as well as sugar. In addition, they also contain a large number of flavors, dyes, sweeteners. These substances are chemical additives that cause impaired blood and lymph circulation.
Alcohol. Almost all alcoholic drinks stimulate excess estrogen synthesis. This is a female sex hormone that stimulates fat deposition and the formation of cellulite (which is why women are more likely to suffer from cellulite).
Complete rejection of these products will not get rid of cellulite immediately. An approach to improving skin condition should be comprehensive and limiting the products listed above is the first step. It is imperative to include a set of procedures (wrapping, massage, contrast shower) to improve the microcirculation of the skin, as well as correct lifestyle: quitting smoking, active rest, enough sleep and movement.
Emilia Tsybikova, PhD, doctor of the Tibetan Medicine Clinic in Moscow, clinical base of the First Moscow State Medical University. I.M. Sechenov
Tibetan medicine treats cellulite as a cold disease associated with the foundation of Badkan (Slime). This basis is responsible for hormonal regulation, movement of fluids, adipose tissue and metabolic processes.
Illnesses of a cold. Slime are diseases based on dystrophic processes. In the case of cellulite, these are dystrophic processes in the subcutaneous fatty tissue.
There are two main reasons for such processes – insufficient blood supply (that is, poor blood flow) and poor flow of metabolic products. The second is usually associated with insufficient functioning of the lymphatic system.
Tibetan medicine also takes into account the age-related nature of cellulite and predominantly female morbidity. She explains this by the great significance of the Badkan system in the female body compared to the male one (where the bile and wind bases play a big role).
The cause of any illnesses of cold is Slime – cooling power. From this point of view, Tibetan medicine determines harmful products that contribute to the formation of cellulite.
Sugar – one of the strongest coolers, while it has a sweet taste. The combination of these qualities determines the role of sugar in the development of obesity, cellulite, joint diseases and other cold diseases.
A complete rejection of the sweet taste, however, is impossible. This taste is necessary for the nervous system. Therefore, it is necessary to get it, but not from sugar, but from other sweet foods that have a warming effect. These are fish, honey, lean lamb, lean meat of chicken, turkey, duck fillet, ghee. Using these products, you can be sure that they will not serve the development of cellulite.
Potatoes and vegetables are sweet foods that have a cooling effect. But this does not mean that they should be abandoned. Just their cooling effect needs to be adjusted with spices – turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, as well as red hot pepper, garlic, onions, dill, cilantro.
Especially recommended by Tibetan medicine are spicy mixes "masala" of Indian cuisine, which is based on Ayurvedic traditions (common for Indian and Tibetan medicine).
White bread, pastry and bakery products, flour pastries are one of the main sources of cold and the development of atrophic changes not only in the subcutaneous fatty tissue, but also in all tissues of the body.
Habitual pastry us in the form of biscuits with creamy, fatty, sweet creams should be completely ruled out. On the other hand, spicy pastries with a high content of spices, ginger, honey (as a substitute for sugar) do not hurt and do not provoke cold diseases. It is quite safe in terms of cellulite.
Fatty foods are harmful to the liver. Most cold diseases, including cellulite, usually develop amid weak liver function. Too fat, fried foods are harmful to this body. Therefore, for the prevention of cellulite it is better to abandon it or significantly reduce its use. For frying, it is advisable to use only ghee, and no other.
Rotten root vegetables, greens, raw vegetables, as well as heavy food, indigestible, undercooked, burnt, overcooked, including dishes with a heavy, half-baked dough – all these are products that cause an imbalance of the Foundation Slime (Badkan). They cause cold diseases, which include cellulite. To protect the skin from it, such food should be avoided without fail.
Cold food, cold food, as well as long stored in the refrigerator causes an imbalance of the Badkan system, therefore it contributes to the formation of cellulite.
Before you eat food, you need to warm it. No food can be eaten chilled, straight from the fridge. It is also harmful to keep food in the refrigerator for a long time. To protect the skin from the "orange peel" and other unpleasant, unaesthetic phenomena, you need to eat hot, freshly prepared food.
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