Time for an Ask Denise! I'm so excited, because this question, from my online forum, came from user NonaB, who asks, "How can I get rid of my cellulite?!"NonaB, I get it. I do get asked this question all the time, and yes, you CAN lessen the appearance of cellulite! If you have cellulite you'd like to banish, you aren't alone. Many women of all ages have cellulite on their legs, buttocks or stomach. Cellulite is essentially subcutaneous fat under the skin that most women experience in varying degrees - myself included! This fat is no different from fat in any other part of your body, except that it can be a little harder to lose. Here are my top tips…First, you want to eat a healthy diet that avoids fried foods and things that are high in sodium. And water is essential, too, to flush out the toxins. I try and drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day.Next be sure you’re getting enough exercise with cardio to burn fat and target toning to tighten up those muscles for a smooth, toned look. I am a firm believer in exercising 30 minutes a day and I try and do at least 3 days of cardio each week. My cardio workouts are all available to members of my website and include low-impact for those who are just starting out and want to jump in slowly, as well as high-impact butt-kicking cardio, for those who are already in shape and looking to sculpt and tone. You can check out my membership area for FREE when you start a free trial!Circulation is also important so if you sit on your bum a lot, try and get up and move when you can. Massage can help, too, so you may want to also try a foam roller on those areas, as well. (And for more foam rolling tips, check out my blog post on how to use a foam roller!)Then from there, it’s all about target toning those hips, thighs and buttocks! Here are a few quickie target-toning moves that will help to tighten your tushie and smooth out your legs.
- Tush Tightener.
- Outer Thigh Trimmer.