The fight against cellulite
Cellulite is a stress factor for 90% of women. Cellulite is more than a layer of fat, namely a combination of residues, fats and water that form solid masses that remain trapped in fibrous tissue that has the role of binding the fibers to the surface of the skin. Cellulite most often occurs on the thighs, hips, but also on the hands, feet and abdomen.
What causes cellulite?
There are different factors that contribute to the appearance of cellulite, such as diet, but also the lymphatic circulation that allows the accumulation of residues. But there are three factors that decide the appearance of cellulite, namely:
In case one of the factors is missing, then you do not have cellulite, but only fat that can be lowered with the help of a proper diet. It is said that cellulite is inherited from the mother, if she has it, she will have her daughter because it transmits the low resistance of the fibrous tissue. Chances are very high, even if the daughter is weak.
Fibrous tissue is becoming weaker with age. If you have a thin layer of dermis, which is also inherited, cellulite is even more visible. If your mother has cellulite, it is possible to inherit the low resistance of the fibers that make up the fibrous tissue and also the problems of the lymphatic system that lead to the thickening of the fat cells and the formation of cellulite. As you well know, cellulite is not just fat, but is the fat accumulated between the fibers of the fibrous tissue. As the tissue ages, the more cellulite will be more visible.
The fibers extend from the muscles to the fat layer and connect with the superficial surface of the skin, arranged in 90 degree angles. In men, fibers are zig-zagged, arranged at 45-degree angles, so fat is less likely to accumulate in the fiber network than in women.
Once a woman reaches puberty, her ovaries begin to produce a hormone called estrogen, which helps to store fat in the hips, thighs, and legs to prepare for pregnancy. We can thank the estrogen for the fact that it collects the cells in "grape bunches", thus contributing to the appearance of cellulite.
Diet plays a less important role when it comes to cellulite because its causes are: genetic, hormonal and anatomical. Diet can help, especially if you are overweight, but this will definitely not solve the problem. In fact, many anorexic women have cellulite, while others are overweight.
Danielle M. Schupp, dietician and nutritionist, recommends the following 1500-calorie diet:
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and plenty of water along with physical activity is the best way to cleanse your body and get rid of cellulite. Green tea can also help.
When you reduce the amount of fat in your diet, you also reduce the number of calories to be consumed. For example, 1 gram of carbohydrates and proteins represents 4 calories, 1 gram of lipids corresponds to 9 calories. Thus, for every gram of fat you eliminate from your diet, you will also lose weight, but it is not recommended to reduce more than 20% of calories. ">