Published on July 3, 2020 by Cori Grămescu
The diet against cellulitis must be thought out depending on the type of cellulitis, age and personal history of each woman. However, even though the best results against cellulitis are obtained through personalized diets, there are some universally valid rules in the fight against it.
This text is for healthy women, whom are not undergoing any medical treatment and want to reduce the cellulite levels they are facing. For best results, I recommend nutrition counseling sessions.
As I was saying, the diet against cellulitis must take into account the type of cellulitis we are faced with. In order to get rid of fibrous, dense cellulitis, which causes pain during a massage, we need a diet with strong anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties. Find out your best choices in your fight against cellulitis!
The diet against fibrous cellulitis has a handful of simple, but very effective rules!
Eat vegetables at EVERY meal!
Whether it’s breakfast or just a snack, 2 veggies at every meal help you have a healthy intestinal transit, reduce body bloating and appease your appetite with low-calorie foods, rich in enzymes, vitamins and fibers! A minimum of 300 g of veggies at every meal help you get rid of cellulitis and keep your weight under control. For instance, you can try this healthy recipe.
Adapt your meals and add natural spices
Keep your sugar intake in check depending on your activity throughout the day. Adapt your meals in line with your physical exercise. On normal days, it’s better to eat vegetables and fruit before 3 in the afternoon. You can eat peas, beans, lentil, chickpeas, small quantities of sweet or ordinary potatoes without any worry. Also, add some sweet fruits: pears, mango, watermelon, pineapple, grapes, bananas.
Use natural spices, lower your salt intake and give up sauces or spices with sodium monosodium glutamate or taste enhancers! Natural spices also have therapeutic properties which help you lose cellulitis and have a healthy diet. So, make sure your daily diet includes basil, chili, oregano, rosemary, garlic, saffron, turmeric, ginger or wasabi. All these superfoods help you reduce body bloating, release toxins and rid your body of fibrous cellulitis.
At every meal, eat easily-digestible protein. Small, freshly caught fish is a must in your diet against fibrous cellulitis, because it helps you gain your required protein intake. It is easily digestible and it also contains healthy fats. Its fatty acid profile contributes to reducing body bloating.
Cook your food as dietetically as possible: steamed, oven-cooked or stewed at medium/low temperatures, in order to take advantage of the many nutrients that help your diet against fibrous cellulitis. Learn how to cook in ceramic pots, with parch or by steaming. Avoid too much vegetable oil as it may trigger the appearance of fibrous cellulitis.
Dinners should be light and free of sugars. Hence, you should opt for lean oceanic fish, non-processed bird meat, or vegetable protein associated with broccoli, mushrooms, string peas, cauliflower or veggies with green leaves: spinach, dock, ramson, orach, allseed, mangold beet leaves, kale or bok-choy cabbage. Use generous amounts of lemon and parsley juice – they are rich in Vitamin C and very helpful in your diet against cellulitis.
Control gluten and sugar content
In the second half of the day, if you start craving for sugar, eat forest fruit and drink lots of water. During the cold season, you can buy frozen forest fruit. I recommend blueberries: they are an excellent source of antioxidants, last longer in the freezer and have a very low sugar content. In order to get rid of fibrous cellulitis it is mandatory that you drink at least 2 liters of water every day.
During our diet against fibrous cellulitis, we must eat natural, whole foods, and we must cut sugar, honey, agave syrup or rice syrup off our menu. Stop eating fried meals and, if you want to get rid of fibrous cellulitis, you must significantly reduce your intake of quick-sugar foods.
If you crave cereals and want a diet against fibrous cellulitis, your best choices are buckwheat, birdseed, or quinoa flakes. Avoid eating cereals that naturally contain gluten or have a high sugar content (added sugar or candied fruit). In order to rid yourself of fibrous cellulitis, I recommend that you replace rice with quinoa: it is a lower-sugar option and it has a higher protein content that white rice.
During the diet against fibrous cellulitis, when you eat cereal or pseudo-cereal, you should always associate them with green vegetables. Also, closely monitor your cereal intake throughout the day. For best results, I’d recommend eating cereal or potatoes on days with intense exercise sessions.
The diet against cellulitis is not necessarily a weight loss diet
If you want to maintain your weight as well as to be healthy and cellulite-free, all you have to do is to eat as much of these healthy foods as you want, without restricting quantities in any way. If you also want to lose weight, you just have to reduce your intake and to use a calorie/nutrient calculation app, in order to see how many calories you need.
Obviously, the best results in the diet against fibrous cellulitis appear when we design a personalized culinary plan, based on blood tests and on personal weight/fitness history. However, the basic rules are the ones I described above.
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