5 Ways to Transform Cellulite

With summer getting ready to rev up it is the perfect time to treat your wonderful skin with love and compassion while finding ways to feel more aligned in your own skin.

Tracy's 5 Tips to Transform Cellulite

According to Dr. Axe:
"The good news is that there are several all-natural things that can be done to fight the cellulite monster. You should have an understanding of what exactly is cellulite. Basically, when you have globules of fat under the skin pushing up against the connective tissue, you have this uneven, "mottled" skin appearance. Some of the things that contribute to this condition are a lack of exercise, hormones, and diet."

#1 Potassium For Perkiness

Potassium helps with fluid balance in the body. Dr. Axe recommends eating foods rich in potassium to help your body stay hydrated and lean.

What to do:
Try these foods: Avocado, spinach, sweet potato, wild caught salmon, dried apricots, pomegranate, coconut water, white beans, and bananas

#2 Slimdown on Sugar and Salt

Sugar goes right into fat cells and Salt creates more water retention. These are 2 things that are not helpful for cellulite.

What to do:
Get reduced sodium soups and chips, constantly check ingredient lists for hidden sugar, corn syrup, cane, fruit juices, etc, AND drink more water!!

#3 Fiber up for Firmness
Especially flaxseed and Chia seed. Flax in particular can help balance your estrogen if you're a woman. This will help increase collagen (vital for tight skin).

What to do:
Get some whole flax seeds and use on salads. Get some ground flax seed and use in smoothies or in replacement for breadcrumbs

#4 Bone Broth for the Best Butt

According to Dr. Axe:

"Real collagen is the source of stock's immune-boosting properties. You've probably seen this jiggling layer atop the broth in your cooling roasting pan and discarded it but think again next time – this is the good stuff. Collagen is the protein found in connective tissue of vertebrate animals. It's abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The breakdown of collagen in bone broths is what produces gelatin."

What to do:
Ask around local grocers and see if they sell it. Check out great sources of bone broth here. You can also make your own after you buy that Rotisserie chicken or go get some chicken bbq. Save the bones and boil down while you're watching your favorite movie. Time will pass quicker and then you have this amazing elixir.

#5 Treat the Body with Body Treatments

When we keep our skin hydrated the appearance looks so much better. Think of those women with silky looking legs. Then think of someone you saw with dry and cracked elbows. Which looks more appealing?

What to do:
Certain essential oils like Grapefruit have been seen to help decrease the look of cellulite. I like to start with dry skin brushing, then put about 3-4 drop of grapefruit essential oil in coconut oil and rub generously into my skin (remember that any citrus oil should NOT be applied right before going out in the sun, as it can burn the skin).

Now it's your turn. Which step are you ready to try and get your skin ready for summer?

(Resource: draxe.com Picture: oprah.com)