Dietitian Juliette Kellow reviews Dr Howard Murad's book, 'The Cellulite Solution' and considers whether it is worth buying.
Reviewed by Dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD
This book puts forward the theory that cellulite is caused by damage to the cells and connective tissue in the dermis – the layer just beneath the surface of the skin. This damage allows fat cells to push into this layer, where they show on the surface of the skin as unsightly lumps and bumps.
By boosting intakes of certain nutrients through a combination of food and supplements, it’s possible to repair, rehydrate and revitalise the cells and connective tissue, which in turn, forces the fat cells back to where they belong, so they can’t be seen. This is achieved by following the accompanying eight-week plan that focuses on changing your diet and taking supplements to strengthen and protect your skin from the inside, and exfoliating and moisturising to protect and strengthen skin from the outside.
Ultimately, this ‘cellulite-busting’ diet is packed with fresh, natural ingredients and follows the basic principles of healthy eating. It includes lots of fruit, vegetables, chicken, fish, beans, fat-free dairy products and wholegrains, and moderate amounts of lean red meat, eggs, nuts and healthy oil. Booze, caffeine and fatty, sugary, salty and processed foods are off limits.
By following this type of diet – together with taking supplements – you’ll boost your intake of seven key nutrients, including lecithin, essential fats, antioxidants, B vitamins, amino acids (protein building blocks) and trace minerals, all of which are essential for healthy cells and connective tissue.
A typical day’s diet includes a fruit- smoothie, porridge and fruit for breakfast; salad, lentil soup, a wholemeal roll and fruit for lunch; chicken stir fry with brown rice and salad and fruit for dinner; fruit and nuts for snacks; and green tea and water for drinks.
You’ll also find information on beating stretch marks, the importance of body brushing, lifestyle advice and the main ingredients that have been linked with treating cellulite.
This diet isn’t aimed at weight loss, although the author suggests it’s a good idea to lose weight if you need to. Chances are though, de-junking your diet will probably help shift those pounds.
There’s a lot of anatomy to plough through but it’s reasonably easy to understand. Nevertheless, the theory is controversial – many doctors believe cellulite is simply plain old fat. The plan recommends taking a huge amount of supplements every day – so many, if fact, that you’ll probably rattle when you walk – but if you’re eating well, this is probably unnecessarily.
Indeed, the diet is balanced and healthy but whether it will actually help you beat cellulite remains to be seen. Having said that, it certainly won’t do you any harm and may help you lose a little weight, which will help to beat lumpy, bumpy thighs. And all that exfoliating and moisturising will certainly improve the appearance of your skin.
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One of our contributing experts recently put together a kick-butt article that is the “Do This – and DON’T Do That” rule-book when it comes to getting rid of unsightly cellulite dimples, shadows and ripples. It’s a quick read with some eye-opening tips and a helpful video that you’ll want to see while it’s still up.
“Ask any woman on the street what the definition of “cellulite” is and you’ll get a confused variety of answers. From “toxic fat pockets caught in the skin” to “bands of fiber pulling down on the skin” and many odd things in between…” – Contributed by – Joey Atlas, Womens’ Body Enhancement Specialist — M.S., Exercise Physiology
The truth is: most people really don’t know what “cellulite” actually is, or, what causes this odd appearance of the lower body trouble zones…
“This is no surprise as there actually is no such thing as ‘cellulite’… So how do we get rid of something which doesn’t exist?”
“The word, “cellulite”, was cleverly made-up several decades ago, in a European beauty-spa, to DESCRIBE the bumpy, shadowy and dimpled appearance of skin in the lower body trouble zones of the female body. (butt, hips, thighs, legs)”
“The beauty spas then started cashing-in and profiting big-time by marketing “beauty” services and products to get rid of “cellulite”. And if you’re like most women who’ve been challenged by this issue, then you probably already know all of those passive and superficial beauty treatments do not get rid of the dented shadows and mushy dimples on your buns, legs and thighs.”
5 Critical Keys to KILL Your Cellulite
1: You cannot get rid of the dimples and shadows (cellulite) by rubbing an odd gel, weird lotion or goopy cream on your trouble zones and problem spots. So, stop using them – as some can actually make your cellulite worse. Despite the fact that there are dozens of supposed ‘cellulite reduction creams’ on the market, there is no possible way for any one of them, no matter how expensive, to get rid of your cellulite. Cellulite is not a skin problem.
Its an underlying structural issue, that can only be corrected by reversing the cause of atrophied muscle fibers directly beneath your “cellulite” trouble spots. Since the squishy dimples and shadows are a superficial symptom of a problem below the surface; it’s impossible for the creams, lotions or gels to have any physiological impact on the cause of the issue…
2: Risky and expensive ‘medi-spa treatments’ can only reduce your bank account – not your cellulite problems. And there are many consumer reports about women being seriously scarred or injured as well. Stay away from these as the FDA reports show women who’ve been scarred or injured for life.
Painful, dangerous and uncomfortable services ranging from endermologie to body-wrapping have been proven to be totally ineffective when it comes to treating cellulite. However, advertising and marketing loopholes allow these services to be cleverly marketed to desperate women who are at wits end with the unattractive dimples and shadows on the lower-body problem areas.
3: The unattractive dimples, shadows and saggy ripples known as cellulite are not ‘genetic’ and you are NOT stuck with them forever if you have them. Falsely believing this will prevent you from getting rid of your cellulite. So, don’t entertain this nonsense for 1 second. These two ridiculous myths are often passed around by ‘neighborhood know-it-alls’ – and many women actually believe these 2 myths – especially if they haven’t found the right way to get rid of the cellulite.
Whats even more alarming are the number of doctors who also believe in and foster these 2 demoralizing falsehoods. Yes – it is common to see a mother and daughter, both with the lower-body “orange peel” look, BUT this doesn’t mean cellulite is genetic – it simply means both women have not found a way to lift, tone and firm the muscle layers under the dimpled, saggy skin.
4: You can get rid of cellulite, regardless of your age – or when you began to notice it. Since cellulite is a structural issue (muscle) – it can be fixed with simple and unique body movements which target the cellulite areas. These types of moves can be followed by any woman, regardless of her age or fitness level. And it doesn’t matter if the cellulite started in the early teen years – or after pregnancy – or after menopause – it’s still a structural issue that results from soft, un-toned muscles underneath the saggy, dimpled, shadowy skin.
5: The only proven way to permanently get rid of the dimples and shadows of cellulite is through a series of simple, yet specifically targeted lower-body movements. These unique movements focus on lifting, shaping and toning the muscle layers so they gently push outward against the skin – to bring back the smooth, tight and sexy appearance, while burning off any excess flab, if there is any.
This is how regular women reverse the cause of cellulite dimples and shadows… AND, if there happens to be any excess fat in those zones – it will be burned off as fuel by the muscles. This bonus of losing any unhealthy excess body-fat is nice because it reveals a great body and it works wonders for your health profile.
BUT you won’t learn about these unique slow-tempo movements in the gym or your local health club. These body movements are NOT done with typical weights and machine type exercises.” “Most regular fitness instructors don’t even know about this type of targeted cellulite-killing method. (click to watch video) These muscle-stimulating movements can be done right at home, in total privacy.
“The female lower-body has over 90 muscles…“
Picture those 90 muscles BENEATH your skin’s surface in your legs, butt, hips and thigh zones. That’s where the magic happens in regards to true removal of mushy dimples and saggy shadows in the trouble spots and problem areas… Despite what most women have been led to believe, there is a critical difference between a ‘general workout program’ – and a laser-focused, cellulite removal method. The sweetest benefit of this is; you don’t need access to a health club or fitness center.”
…“Just click PLAY on the video below by Joey Atlas, (M.S., Ex.Phys.) and get it started now:“ (it opens in a bigger screen so you don’t miss a thing) “These are simple, unique moves you can start doing today, right in the privacy of your own home. And if you start this type of targeted muscle stimulation method today – you will start feeling results within 2 weeks and seeing results within 3 to 4 weeks.“
To see the 90 muscles in your lower-body and how you can reverse the cause of the bumps, shadows and dimples in your trouble zones and problem spots, just click PLAY above.
*** EXTRA TIP – # 6: The Dimples, Ripples and Shadows of Cellulite Get Worse if They Are Not Taken Care of Properly. And the worse it gets, the harder it is to reverse.
So, watch the video above to avoid further frustration, disgust and anger. It’s your body so just do the right thing for it.
This eBook teaches you things about cellulite that you never knew before, and things that will make you mad because you accepted them as fact. This guide comes to you from Joey Atlas, an MS in Women's Health. You will be angry at everything that got pulled over on you And you will be able to get the real treatment that you deserve! It does not have to be hard to get cellulite treatment, and you should easily be able to get rid of the sag and bags that you have had to deal with for years. It does not take much! This eBook contains scientifically-back research that allows you to get the treatment that you need for affordable prices, and easily get rid of the saggy skin that you have come to dislike. It is possible to get rid of cellulite! Continue reading...
I've really worked on the chapters in this ebook and can only say that if you put in the time you will never revert back to your old methods.
All the modules inside this e-book are very detailed and explanatory, there is nothing as comprehensive as this guide.
Cellulite Factor contains guidelines for a quick healthy lifestyle plan that can help anyone in any physical condition to lose unwanted belly fat. From the first principle of preparing for success to the last one, Flf implements a lifestyle of fitness, eating right for your body, and the mental attitude that it takes to reach your goal weight. The book is chock full of practical, down to earth advice. Cellulite Factor starts by measuring your basic statistics including weight, and body fat percentage. You are also asked to get photographs of yourself at the start so you can monitor your progress through the program. Youre advised to check your clothing at the beginning too, because youll likely find it to fit more loosely as you apply the principles of the program. Waist measurements are important too: women should ideally be around thirty two inches while a thirty five inch waist is ideal for men. The program doesnt take a miracle approach to get what it promises: a lean, healthy body that you can be proud of. These goals are reached through the consistent practice of proven principles of fitness and health. For example, the book stipulates early on that a change in eating habits is essential to your physical goals. Eating healthy foods that promote Cellulite, metabolism, and energy is equally important to following the exercise regimen prescribed in the book. Continue reading...
Cellulite: The Natural Cure is the fastest and most targeted cellulite removal program available. It's not some fad diet or strenuous cardio program. It's aimed purely at getting rid of cellulite as fast as possible. Let's take a sneak peek at what you'll discover inside Cellulite The Natural Cure: Laser targeted exercises that are clinically proven to destroy cellulite fast and tighten your problem areas in just minutes per day! Specific foods you're eating that are directly causing your cellulite! One simple technique that can tighten and thicken weak skin by 25% in just weeks! Five natural products that will outperform any expensive cellulite cream! Why hormonal problems are causing your cellulite, and how to stop them fast! Dietary secrets that alter body composition, regulate harmful hormones, and tighten and tone the skin without the need for weight loss! How to effectively repair and thicken the skin on your thighs and butt and increase collagen production! Step by step instructions for getting rid of cellulite in 8 weeks or less, in your spare time! Three iso-targeted cellulite melting routines that you can do while watching TV! Continue reading...
Sneak peek into the secrets waiting for you in this special e-book: How to get your most gorgeous, stop-and-stare body in record time. How to eat your way to cellulite-free belly, hips, and thighs. How to easily incorporate the worlds most potent all-natural fat burners into your daily routine to melt away fat and cellulite like magic. How to detoxify your system safely and easily it will not only flush away stubborn cellulite deposits, but will transform your skin from dry and dull to fresh, vibrant, and glowing. How to continuously replenish your energy stores for a steady flood of boundless energy. This ultra-effective cellulite skin treatment from France is ridiculously expensive, but Ill show you a dirt-cheap alternative that works just as well (page 12 14) This food staple of Japan is so powerful for maintaining strong, youthful skin, that its been proved to repair damaged skin tissues and prevent cellulite from showing through the epidermal layers (page 29)
The Cellulite Factor Solution will help you get rid of your superfluous cellulite (is there any other kind) apart from of your physical condition. It all comes downhill to eating the right foods, doing the right fitness exercises and having the right intellectual attitude that will guide you towards your fitness goals. You will be guided early on in the program how to best change your eating habits to increase your metabolism and energy levels. You will be revealed what foods to eating, these are all natural by the means and will help to cleansing your body. Once you have got started on the dietary adjustments you will move on to the exercises. The focus here is on burning off fat through construction muscle. It is necessary to build muscle if you want to get rid of the fat. You wont have any need for diet pills on this program. Created by renowned doctor and best-selling author Dr. Charles Livingston, along with fitness expert Holly Mitchell, Cellulite Factor Solution is a series of low-impact exercises that revitalize your tissues and permanently reverse cellulite from your stomach, hips, butt, and thighs in as little as 14 days.
Cellulite is a condition, found predominantly in women, where areas of adipose tissue (fat) become hard and lumpy and very difficult to remove. The areas of cellulite look dimpled or lumpy, and feel hard and cold to touch. Pushing the flesh between the hands makes the skin very uneven and puckered, similar to the surface of orange peel. Cellulite is more commonly found in overweight individuals, but is also found in slim people and those of ideal weight. In the slim it is present in specific areas, usually the outer thighs, giving the characteristic 'jodhpur' shape. Cellulite is difficult to reduce and remove, even when the individual is on a reducing diet and exercising regularly. Research indicates that there is no physiological difference between cellulite and the more easily removed fat, but there are differences in the supporting connective tissue and in the organisation and circulation of the subcutaneous tissues in cellulitic areas. Fat is stored in specialised cells called...
The 1970s after reading Our Bodies, Ourselves, and realizing that she had been a mere pawn in Hollywood's insatiable quest for actresses with sex appeal. Monroe would have been close to 50 at that point, and sick of dieting in order to keep the tabloids and their cellulite-seeking cameras off her back. She would have admired Elizabeth Taylor's doffing of the sex goddess yolk, and would do the same adding perhaps 40 pounds as she learned how to relax and enjoy life off the Hollywood grid.
There are many nicknames for female fat. We downplay it by using cute or nonoffensive labels such as saddlebags, chunky body, looking healthy, or dimples in the hips and thighs. Or we try to tame it, cover it up, or hold it in using a whole range of garments from girdles to control-top panty hose to baggy clothing. Entire cosmetic industries have arisen to help women get rid of unsightly cellulite and stretch marks, while attractive women's fashions in large sizes are making their mark in stores and in fashion magazines designed for those with a generous figure. Most women wage a lifetime battle with fat, as can be seen by the hundreds of diet books for women that fill bookstore shelves. In fact, at any given time, three out of four women are either trying to lose weight or keep it off.
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You can easily make your own birch leaf oil by infusing the leaves in olive or sweet almond oil. This goes into commercial cellulite treatments, and can be used as a massage oil to relieve muscle aches and pains, fibromyalgia, and rheumatism. Drink birch tea as well for maximum benefit. This can be used as a massage oil for cellulite, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, and other muscle aches and pains. It can be also used on eczema and psoriasis - but remember that these also need to be treated internally, so ask your herbalist for advice. cellulite
It is important to remember that spot reduction of fat from a specific area is not possible. To reduce body fat, calorie intake must be less than calorie output. Only then is fat removed from body stores and broken down for energy. The clients must therefore be given advice on sensible eating and made aware of the factors that are thought to contribute to cellulite (see 'advice to clients', on page 221). A variety of treatments may be used to combat cellulite, but massage should always complete the treatment to improve drainage.
The heavier manipulations of kneading, picking up, wringing, hacking, cupping, beating and pounding may be used over the areas of cellulite, according to client needs. The greater the depth and the more consolidated and harder the cellulite, the deeper the manipulations should be unless the area is sensitive and painful, when manipulations must be within the tolerance of the client. Deep, brisk effleurage along the length of the area should conclude the massage.
Home care advice is very beneficial for the client, as it involves them in the treatment and encourages them to take control of their condition. It also provides linkage between one treatment and the next. The advice given will obviously depend on the client's need and condition, e.g. the overweight client or a client with cellulite will need dietary advice. For the tense, overworked client you may suggest that s he tries to reduce her his workload, that s he makes time to rest, takes a relaxing bath and goes to bed early.
It is important that clients are made aware of the factors that are thought to contribute to the build up of fat and cellulite. They should be encouraged to follow a self-help, daily regime that will increase the efficiency of the treatment. The following home advice should be given
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