Cellulite is fat that is caught between bands of connective tissue. The fat globules caught underneath the skin tend to create the appearance of bumps and ridges. It is difficult to get rid of, but not impossible. Every woman can reduce the appearance of cellulite if she gets on and sticks to a cellulite reduction program.
The following checklist is a list of things that people can do to treat cellulite. Sometimes it's hard to stick to a program, but if a person gets organized and has a clear plan, then at least they have the tools to get started. The cellulite treatment checklist will provide a plan to reduce cellulite.
Make a checkmark next to every item below on a weekly basis.
1.____ Cardiovascular Exercise: Cardiovascular exercise is essential in any cellulite reduction plan. It will help you to loose fat and increase circulation which also helps in the reduction of cellulite. You can do just two 10 minute bouts of cardiovascular exercise per day to get you started on the fat burning path. Just be sure that you get your heart rate high enough so that you are in the training zone. You can monitor your exercise intensity by being aware of your breathing rate. You should be breathing hard enough so that you can't sing but you should have enough breath so that you can carry on a conversation. Try to fit in as much cardiovascular exercise as you can every week.
2. ____ Find one thing in your diet that you will cut out or substitute with a lower or no calorie substitution. Here are some examples: -diet soda or water for regular soda, -non-caloric butter spray for butter or margarine, -mustard mixed with nonfat mayo instead of full fat mayo for a spread, -carrot sticks instead of potato chips for a snack
3. ____ Keeping in mind your budget and accessibility, explore some of the various external treatment options. This may include topical treatments, Endermologie, massage and Velasmooth. When picking a topical treatment, it's a good idea to review the list of ingredients to make sure that you aren't allergic to any of them. Velasmooth is the first cellulite reduction treatment to be approved by the FDA. It's relatively new, so you may have to investigate whether it's available in your area.
4. ____ Use your Secret Weapon, your mind and visualize your body beautiful and cellulite free. This may sound very simplistic but it really works. Try closing your eyes and putting yourself into a relaxed state of mind. Slow your breathing rate down. Now focus and picture your body toned up with no cellulite. If this doesn't suit you, then use visualization to picture yourself taking the steps to implement your plan to reduce cellulite. Many of us have trouble staying disciplined, so you may want to use this space to "see" yourself exercising and eating right. Give it a try.