What leads to cellulite?


Cellulite is, probably, the only obstacle on the path towards beauty for women. Though there are a number of factors causing these damned small lumps below the skin, they all can be divided into two main groups: lifestyle factors and pre-existing conditions.

Do not deceive yourself: cellulite emerges as a legal result of an existence you lead. If the failure of nutrition, constant stresses, sedentary lifestyle, and bad habits are all about you, rest assured you will obtain cellulite. The problem does not lie in the quantity of food you consume, but in its poor quality. Most prone to cellulite people make fast food their basal ration. Unfortunately, such food is rich in fats, sugar, salt, artificial colors, food additives, substitutes, and chemicals, which all can cause metabolic disorders in the body. The hampered functioning of the intestinal system leads to the damage of body tissues and fluid congestion, giving rise to the weight gains as well as the weakening of veins and lymphatic vessels.

Fatty and salty food contribute to cellulite

An excessive consumption of rich in fat food facilitates to the formation of cellulite. In countries (for instance, in Japan) where people give priority to polyunsaturated fats, you are unlikely to meet a woman with cellulite. Fresh fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes, i.e. products which should form the basis of a healthy diet are not very popular with people living in Europe and other states. And we all witness the results of such eating behavior – millions of overweighed women with awful cellulite that cannot be hidden even by the densest trousers.

This feeding behavior leads to the deficiency of essential microelements, derangement of the sodium-potassium balance, and lower metabolism. Too much salt in the diet also causes accumulation of fluid in the body, which, under the influence of gravity, goes into the legs, contributing to the emergence of cellulite or aggravating an already existing disease.

Diets add to the lower body cellulite

The way food is consumed also affects the process of cellulite expanding. Irregular eating and having bites of sweet and fatty foods trigger cellulite in the lower part of the body. Overeating, eating in rush, and poor food chewing cause problems with peristalsis and, as a consequence, lead to constipation, flatulence. Various drugs with a laxative effect only aggravate the situation, as they interfere with the normal course of physiological processes. The same can be said about painkiller pills and tranquilizers.

Lack of education and knowledge in the sphere of healthy nutrition leads to misuse of versatile diets, which are not great helpers for cellulite. The longer a woman sticks to a diet, the more weight she loses in the upper part of the body, but when she quits her diet, her buttocks and hips get even thicker as they were before. Weight swings are often a consequence of an imbalance in the organism that makes a woman’s body obtain a pear-shaped form.

Nicotine and caffeine are the main culprits of cellulite

The most dangerous substance contributing to cellulite is caffeine contained in tea and coffee. A persistent misuse of these drinks, especially strong ones, makes the treatment of cellulite practically impossible. Caffeine blocks the absorption of certain minerals, iron in particular, and promotes the release of adrenaline creating an increased load on adrenal glands, which regulate the water balance in the body. Changes in the functionality of adrenals and an unstable quantity of adrenaline in blood lead to the upset of sodium-potassium balance – the main cause of cellulite.

Speaking about the influence of nicotine, it takes up oxygen, thus decreasing its concentration in the blood and depriving the cells of this essential gas. On the top of that, nicotine negatively affects hemoglobin that is the main transporter of oxygen in the body. This decreases the effectiveness of oxygen exchange in blood. Since oxygen plays the key role in the blood purifying processes, its blockage by nicotine is fraught with cellulite.

Hormones and cellulite

Cellulite can also have a hormonal nature – it is a well-known fact. The kicking-off moments, preceding to cellulite are the prepubescent years, pregnancy, menopause, and the beginning /discontinuation of a treatment with birth control pills. In all these cases, the main reason of nascent cellulite is the excess of female sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone.

The puberty period is critical in terms of cellulite emergence. During this time, the balance of hormonal processes is just getting right in girls, and the volume of fat cells (adipocytes) becomes constant. Under the influence of various factors, fat cells can become hypertrophied. Given this fact, we can say that it is exactly in this period when excessive fat depositions begin to form, ending with the appearance of signs of cellulite.

The posture is a risk factor for cellulite

A poor posture, prolonged non-motility, crossing legs when sitting, wearing shoes with high heels, wearing tight clothes are all the risk factors of cellulite. With the poor posture, the organs are not positioned correctly, which significantly reduces the effectiveness of their functioning and leads to an additional stress of the circulatory system. Sitting or standing in one position for a long time promotes fluid stagnation in the lower limbs. Crossing legs when sitting leads to the compression of veins and compromises the normal circulation in lower extremities.

Wearing wrong footwear for a long time deforms the calf muscle, disrupting the normal circulation in the lower extremities and contributing to a change in posture. Tight clothes, belts, off-size underwear also work towards the accumulation of liquid above and below the place of girth. With a prolonged exposure, swelling and deformations become permanent or even irreversible, gradually giving birth to the cellulite stars.

That is all for today. More recommendations as for diet types and choosing footwear to fight cellulite, natural treatment and workouts can be found in this article www.besthomeremedies.com/how-to-get-rid-of-cellulite.html. Share your opinion and your own anti-cellulite methods in the comments section.