Friday, July 4, 2014

Cellulite as the Consequence of Overweight

If you are slightly overweight, you are probably familiar with cellulite, the skin dimples that result from accumulation of fat. There are fat cells that have become enlarged causing these cells now to take up more space between the skin's connective tissues than normal; the fat then expands these spaces resulting in the overlying skin dimpling in. However, the main reason is the decrease of naturally produced collagen and elastin.

Doctors usually advise to use daily massages, dieting, and exercise since a cure for cellulite has not yet been known. It is especially recommended to tone the thighs and buttocks with exercises designed for these areas such as squats, leg lift, kickbacks, sidekicks and lunges.

You can also watch the food you eat and dieting. You have to know the kind of foods that are anti-cellulite since the kind and amount of food you ingest can contribute greatly to the development of your cellulite problems.

There are vitamin supplements such as vitamin C, which was proven to reduce body fat and cellulite, potassium for fluid retention, iodine for increase metabolism, and essential fatty acids from fish oil and flaxseed to help tone skin. It is also recommended to reduce the amount of tea, alcohol and coffee during the day and not to eat those foods that keep liquid in the body.