Does cellulite disappear when you lose weight?

Heather Campbell
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Does cellulite disappear when you lose weight? Is it really possible to get rid of these dimples?

Does cellulite disappear when you lose weight?Whether you are thin or slightly overweight, cellulite does not spare any of us.

As a general rule, weight loss includes loss of fat which can also result in a reduction of cellulite, since these are deposits of fat in the skin cells. Cellulite is naturally eliminated via the urinary tract so promoting the lymphatic and blood circulation is also important.

Read on to learn more about the connection between weight loss and cellulite reduction and the importance of regular exercise and a healthy diet to optimize your results.

Does cellulite disappear when you lose weight? Introduction

Bad news: in women, cellulite is physiological. The fat cells, adipocytes, are stored in small bundles separated by a fibrous envelope.

Men benefit from a more even distribution of fat cells.

Instead of being condensed into small piles, they are spread evenly throughout the body, which explains the absence of dimples. Life is unfair!

But does cellulite disappear when you lose weight?

Watching your weight is essential to avoid cellulite

Even if all women can have cellulite, it is clear that it increases with weight gain. Watching your weight is therefore essential.

Weight and cellulite

Weight is not the only factor that causes cellulite to appear. Poor regulation of female hormones or genetics have an effect on this orange skin.

However, the more our body stores fat, the more the fat cells increase in number and volume. Result: appearance of dimples.

It is therefore essential to:

  • maintain a healthy weight
  • avoid excessive weight gain, especially during pregnancy or menopause
  • follow an adapted diet

If you are overweight, you need to lose weight through a sensible eating plan. The latter must be composed of:

  • hydration of at least half a gallon of water (choose reduced sodium water)
  • a low-salt diet
  • a diet rich in proteins, fruits and vegetables. Starchy foods are possible, but preferably whole grain and cooked al dente

Avoid too strict diets to avoid cellulite

Cellulite does not go well with diets, especially if they are strict.

In fact, with a drastic diet, the fat cells will store even more fat when you resume ‘normal’ eating.

So you must avoid the yo-yo effect, i.e. losing weight and then gaining it back, only to lose it again and so on. This only makes cellulite worse.

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Of course, a balanced diet limits the intake of fats, sugars, and alcohol and allows to store less fat.

There is no such thing as a miracle anti-cellulite diet. It is essential to combine a balanced diet and regular physical activity to reduce cellulite.

You can complete your anti-cellulite treatment by applying cream, massages or anti-cellulite treatments.

Tip: For natural treatments against cellulite, check out this post: What reduces cellulite naturally? Best natural treatments

A weight loss diet will help you lose weight if you are overweight and consequently help reduce the fat cells’ size that gives you that “orange peel” look.

For more information on foods that are helpful to reduce cellulite, read our other article Foods that can help reduce cellulite: Start eating smarter

Detox and cellulite

Cellulite is a very wasteful tissue from the beginning of its formation.

It is therefore necessary to help your body get rid of this waste. Here are some detox tips to reduce cellulite formation

We take our time to eat

When you eat, take the time to chew well. Good chewing improves digestion and anything that is well digested will be better assimilated and therefore stored less.

Move, move, move!

It is important to incorporate some physical exercise into your daily life.

Walking is an excellent activity. Walk at a steady, consistent pace for at least 35 minutes each day. In addition to its detox effect, walking improves circulation.

Water sports activities such as aquagym also help to reduce cellulite.

Indeed, the water itself massages the tissues, which contributes to increase circulation and shift those toxins.

Water and more water

Drink water and more water! It is the essential element to activate the urinary elimination of waste.

Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink, drink throughout the day.

Make hot herbal tea-type beverages part of your daily routine.

This increases the amount of fluid you need to take in during the day. In addition, there are certain plants that have a targeted effect on cellulite.

Go to your pharmacist or herbalist and ask them to prepare this mixture:

Nettle, meadowsweet, red vine, blackcurrant leaves, birch and ginkgo biloba in equal parts.

Pour 1 ounce of this preparation into a quarter gallon of boiling water every morning. Leave to infuse for 6 minutes, then filter.

Drink this tea in small sips. Each of these plants has its own benefit:

  • Nettle is detoxifying and diuretic.
  • Meadowsweet helps digestion and has an anti-inflammatory action.
  • The red vine is a major circulatory plant and strengthens the vessel walls.
  • Blackcurrant leaves promote good blood circulation.
  • Birch is diuretic and purifying.
  • Ginkgo biloba (maidenhair tree)’s action is to focus on the micro-vessels that feed the tissues in depth.

The effects of these six plants combined are very effective against cellulite.

Does cellulite disappear when you lose weight? Conclusion

By losing weight and fat, you are also improving your skin and reducing cellulite.

Orange-peel skin can be reduced and smoother skin restored through healthier eating habits, daily exercise and regular skin care.

We avoid draconian diets, the yo-yo effect, and monitor our possible excess weight.

Although there is no miracle treatment to make your cellulite disappear, the tips given above can help you reduce it.

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