You have started to lose weight using SLIMQUICK – that’s fantastic!
As you start to lose weight off what I like to refer to as the “female problem areas” – the hips, buns, thighs and belly… you may notice a pesky little problem that can come along with losing weight. That’s right, cellulite. With spring and then summer looming in the not-too-distant-future, this little woe is something that I feel I should address.
But first of all, what exactly IS cellulite and what causes it?
Cellulite is a condition in which there seems to be underlying fat deposits in under the skin, giving it a lumpy and dimpled appearance. It usually appears after puberty and in the hips and thighs. Lucky for us (insert sarcasm here), this particular condition seems to be attuned to females in particular. Now, here’s the funny thing … even “skinny” people can have cellulite – so what causes it?
The causes of cellulite are not completely understood, but some reasons range from genetic factors, to hormones to a high-fat diet. However, it does not explain why sometimes you may notice MORE cellulite as you begin to lose weight! You see, as you start to lose weight, your body fat “redistributes”, giving that lovely dimpled appearance. But wait – there is hope! Here are some ways you can banish cellulite as you lose weight with SLIMQUICK:
1.) Hydrate UP! Drinking more water improves the appearance of your skin, helping it become more elastic and healthy.
2.) Reduce your sodium and salt levels. This can be tricky, try to read your labels and see how many mg of sodium it contains. Your body needs about 500mg of sodium to function at normal levels, but the average person consumes more than 3, 000 mg of sodium per day!
3.) Get Your Sweat On. Exercising that lower half is the best way to help the cellulite say good bye! Exercise also helps to decrease your stress levels, which decreases potential hormonal reasons for having cellulite.
If you have any of your own tips or tricks to banishing cellulite as you work on the 25 Pound Challenge, I would love to hear from you!
Until next time!