What you wouldn’t give to get rid of that orange-peel skin preventing you from wearing that short dress to the party! Or enjoying a day out on the beach with friends. Don”t worry, if you are like the 90% of us out here that have it, there are many ways to fight cellulite. This article will tell you 3 simple ways to fight cellulite and achieve firm, smooth skin.

Fight Cellulite by Watching your Diet

This is the first step anyone trying to fight cellulite should take. Watch what you put into your body. Use the following dietary guidelines:

Increase the metabolism of fat by limiting your intake of saturated fats. Saturated fats are harder for your body to break down. What is not broken down will directly increase the size of your fat cells, causing more cellulite. Examples of saturated fats include animal fats, butter, lard, cream, oils, etc. Replace these fats with unsaturated ones like olive, canola, safflower, avocado, corn and peanut oils.

Increase the metabolism of fat by limiting your intake of refined carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrates like sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, are high in calories and will turn to fat if not burned off by your body, directly causing cellulite. Instead, try replacing these with complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are high-fiber foods, which improve your digestion. They help stabilize the blood sugar, keep your energy at an even level, and help you feel satisfied longer after your meal. Examples include fresh fruits and vegetables, brown rice and whole grains.

Increase cell detoxification rates by eating antioxidant-rich foods. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals that cause damage to cells, leaving you with stronger, healthier cells to better perform cellular activities. Your cells will eliminate the cellulite-causing fluids and toxins more efficiently and fight cellulite by preventing the congestion and decreased circulation that causes it.

Prevent excess fluid buildup and water retention by using less salt and drinking more water. Salt causes cells to retain water and fluids, a direct cause of cellulite. Drinking more water will directly fight cellulite by flushing away any built up toxins and waste byproducts in your cells.

Prevent toxic buildup by limiting activities that are toxic to your body. Fight cellulite by limiting your cigarettes, alcohol, and drug use. These are all toxic to your cells and contribute to cellulite.

Fight Cellulite with Exercise

Regular exercise 3-4 times a week can help you fight cellulite. Do a combination of cardio and strength training for the best results. Cardio will help you burn off calories and fat while strength training tones your muscles, firming up the skin above them. Plus, more muscles burns more calories and fat. Exercise also helps by increasing blood circulation in your cells, promoting healthier, stronger tissues that perform more efficiently.

Fight Cellulite with a Cream or Treatment

Fight-cellulite-to-the-EndAfter you have the first two steps down (and only after) should you try this next step. Fight cellulite by applying a good cellulite cream or treatment. Find ones that have active ingredients that proven to work. To successfully fight cellulite ingredients should: increase fat metabolism, detoxify your cells, increase cell circulation and renew/rebuild collagen and elastin. Here’s a tip to use when applying the cream: Massage into the targeted areas using a circular motion with some pressure. This will help the ingredients absorb faster and penetrate deeper as well as help increase the circulation in those areas.

So there you have it, three simple steps to fight cellulite and achieve firm smooth skin. Remember, it didn’t appear overnight so it won’t disappear right away either. But rest assured, practicing these three steps will help you gain control and fight cellulite to its end. You’ll be in your bikini at the beach before you know it!