Cellulite Diet

The Cellulite Diet is a diet aimed at reducing cellulite in women.

Principle of the cellulite diet

Cellulite occurs when fat is deposited in clusters held together by fibrous tissue. How fat is deposited depends on your hormones. In men, the fat is evenly distributed around the body. In women, the fat tends to be stored in two areas – the buttocks and the thighs. The fat around that area is known as cellulite.

The Cellulite Diet believes that cellulite is a combination of fat, water and waste materials. The combination is trapped as lumps under the skin. When the area is “poisoned”, the area begins to expand.

According to the Cellulite Diet, the areas are poisoned due to unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits. The more a person eats, the easier it is for fat to accumulate. Also, certain foods may slow down the body’s digestive system and makes it easier for waste materials to be stored in the body.

While the Cellulite Diet does not claim to completely eliminate cellulite, it does claim to reduce the amount. The Cellulite Diet claims to purify the body of waste materials.

What are you allowed to eat?

The Cellulite Diet encourages the following:

  • Vegetables;
  • Fruit;
  • Lean meat – such as lean red meat, poultry and fish.

What is forbidden?

  • Refined sugars – such as white sugar, chocolates;
  • Refined white flour – such as white bread;
  • Alcohol;
  • Processed foods – such as chips and junk food.

The following is not explicitly forbidden, but the Cellulite Diet recommends these foods should be restricted:

  • Salt;
  • Coffee;
  • Tea.

Pros and Cons of the cellulite diet

The Cellulite Diet promotes healthy lifestyle changes as well as dietary changes. For instance, the Cellulite Diet encourages people to exercise regularly and to give up smoking and drinking alcohol.

The Cellulite Diet especially encourages exercise. It claims that exercise can be very effective as it boosts circulation.

The Cellulite Diet is generally a balanced diet. It is not unduly restrictive and it is holistic in its approach.

However, the Cellulite Diet has not been proven effective as a cellulite remover. The theory it is based upon has not been scientifically proven. In fact, some researchers have debunked the claim that cellulite is caused by waste materials.

While the Cellulite Diet is reasonably healthy and balanced, it may not necessarily help at all with reducing cellulite!

Daily and Weekly Plans for the cellulite diet

There are no set daily or weekly plans on the Cellulite Diet, although it is recommended that you exercise 3-4 times a week.

The Cellulite Diet also recommends that you eat more meals, in smaller portions. For instance, instead of eating 3 meals a day, you should try eating 5-6 small meals.

Expected Weight Loss on the cellulite diet

There are no reports on the expected weight loss while on the Cellulite Diet.

Cellulite Diet Rating

Ease: 4/5 – Reasonably easy diet, with readily-available foods and no heavy restrictions. Beating the junk-food cravings may be difficult from time to time.

Balance: 5/5 – Includes foods from all food groups, plus promotes exercise and other healthy lifestyle changes.

Maintenance: 4/5 – Avoiding junk food may require some discipline, but generally an easy diet to maintain.

Overall: 4/5 – A healthy diet, even though it may not shift cellulite as it claims.