Does building muscle reduce cellulite?

Heather Campbell
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Does building muscle reduce cellulite?

Does building muscle reduce cellulite?Losing cellulite, fat, and weight are very important topics for women. It’s also starting to concern men more and more today’s world of “fast” food and there are so many books about it.

Building lean muscle mass is an effective way to help you lose cellulite and fat. Having more lean muscles helps to burn more calories than you consume, also known as caloric deficit. Your body will get the missing calories from your fat reserves, thus increasing your fat loss.

Beyond aesthetic concerns, there is the issue of having a healthy weight. Indeed, the goal is not simply to be thin but especially to be less fat, and that’s where this article comes in.

Does building muscle reduce cellulite? Introduction

You can be a little fat (remember that fats are essential to the human body), but your excess fat isn’t what you want.

It is unpleasing aesthetically, and unhealthy too, and I’m not referring to athletes where low fat means peak performance.

As for cellulite, it has a close relationship with your level of “bad fats” located in certain places.

Cellulite doesn’t just happen to appear in the usual places by chance, and we’ll explain further.

To help you in your well-being (mind and body), we’ve come up with some practical tips to help you lose fat and cellulite.

These tips are all about eating right, and you’ll probably only need to make 3 changes.

For more information about specific cellulite treatments, have a look at these articles:

Get rid of your fat and cellulite

Cellulite is caused by excess fat.

If you want to get rid of it, you need to burn off excess fat while building lean muscle in your “problem” areas.

Without it, you won’t be able to get rid of your cellulite, let alone prevent it from coming back.

It is a step-by-step plan that addresses the points necessary to get rid of your cellulite, fat, naturally, with exercises and diet.

Muscle burns fat

This concept is the most important concept that you need to grasp, understand, and apply if you ever want to be able to get thin and stay thin.

Almost everyone who tries to lose weight, burn fat, or get lean, sexy and toned fails because they don’t put this into play.

If you want to build your dream body, you need to build lean muscle. And you need to feed lean muscle mass while starving fat.

This is far more important than cardio ever will be.

You can do whatever you want, cardio every day, but if you don’t build lean muscle, you’ll be wasting your time.

Building lean muscle is crucial

When you build lean muscle your metabolism (the number of calories you burn every day without training) goes through the roof.

You save time because your training sessions can be shorter.

It also means you can eat more food without having to worry about fat. This means that your fat burning goes into “autopilot” mode.

In addition, you burn more calories during your workouts.

Example: If you were burning say 150 calories with one workout you will now burn 200, 250 or more calories for the same workout.

If you are not building lean muscle and only doing “fat burning” type workouts, you are only burning calories during the workout.

By increasing your lean muscle mass, your body will continue to burn more calories even if you’re not training.

How to build muscle and starve fat

Do exercises that strengthen lean muscles such as squats, push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, curls and more in a circuit at least 3 times a week for 10-20 minutes.

Just do each exercise until you fail or burn out. Exhaust the muscle completely.

Eat in a way that supports the growth of lean muscle mass.

This is just as important as doing your workouts.

If you don’t eat enough protein (40% of your diet), then you won’t have enough protein to help build lean muscle mass.

Your body needs it to grow, repair and replenish itself.

Only 20% of your diet should come from “good” fats.

Tips and warnings | Does building muscle reduce cellulite?

If you are trying to lose weight and get rid of cellulite at the same time and you can’t, there is a reason.

Although you are building lean muscle mass, you are not creating a caloric deficit.

This means that you have taken in more calories than you burn on a regular and consistent basis.

You are not doing exercise and activity to build lean muscle mass.

However, if you don’t want to lose weight,  and just want to get rid of cellulite, you don’t need to create a caloric deficit.

Simply change your body composition by increasing your lean muscle mass.

If you’ve tried to burn fat and you’ve done muscle-building sessions unsuccessfully, it’s because you’re not feeding your lean muscle mass with enough protein to support muscle growth.

Rules to remember for effective fat loss

  • If you’re less than 20 pounds overweight, and you’re consistently losing more than 2 to 3 pounds per week (after your first 3 weeks), then you’re probably losing muscle.
  • Do not follow any extreme diet. Reduce your calories enough until you notice fat loss, then stay there until you don’t lose any more fat. You have to measure to know.
  • Reduce fat and carbohydrate intake enough to see fat loss, but not extremely, as this could lead to a state of ketosis. In addition, you need carbohydrates in order to metabolize the good fats.
  • Burn excess calories with aerobic exercise and strength training. Start slowly.
  • Eat fresh foods with high density and nutritional value.
  • Eat protein and fiber foods that fill you up faster and fill you up more with fewer total calories.
  • Stay away from processed and artificial foods loaded with sugar, salts and harmful chemical additives.
  • Take vitamins and mineral supplements to ensure adequate nutrition (such as multivitamins made from plant sources).
  • Do a Candida yeast cleanse, and a full body cleanse (for parasites).
  • Learn to keep track of your calories. Planning meals, instead of counting calories afterwards solves the problem.

Does building muscle reduce cellulite? Conclusion

Fat burning without building muscle is a waste of time and effort.

By building muscle, you’re helping build a calorific deficiency, and fat burning continues well after you’ve finished a workout involving muscle building.

Fuel your body with protein to help replenish it, and continue to do exercise regularly. You’ll love the results!

About Heather Campbell

As a nutritionist, my field of specialization is science-based nutritional advice but more importantly, it is my goal to share capturing and inspiring stories, examples and solutions which can help plus-size individuals overcome their specific difficulties. Read More