recently i've noticed a bit of cellulite around my ass inner thy and sides of my abdomen, it looked like patchy skin, but when you pinch it you can see it's cellulite. i try to exercise atleast 20 min most days and its usually running, i eat a low fat vegan diet 2/3 meals are fruit, but i still take cooked foods with no added fat. i know the cellulite is not healthy, but is this water retention and my inactivity showing, or is this a definite sign that im gaining fat? if so what am i doing wrong? has anyone else experienced this?
How long have you been on this diet? Are you eating salt (=>water retention)?
What are you exactly eating in a day?
Do you sleep enough / drink enough water?
When I was not low fat vegan, I had little cellulite every time I ate too many animal fats, too much salt or too many grains high in gluten.
nowadays i'll have half a melon for breakfast, then dates, and boiled potatoes and lettuce for dinner. sometimes i use salt or ketchup though, and soy sauce aswell, i know i shouldn't. but i wanted to know if cellulite is necessarily fat. why is gluten bad? i also have been sleeping and waking up late
why are you eating so little???
your highest in calories meals should be breakfast and lunch, not dinner.
Half a melon for breakfast is only about 130 calories. you are starving your self all day and then crave something cooked because you are REALLY hungry!
You've been sleeping and waking up lately because you are eating too little. You need to eat, Sheila!
Now, about cellulite. You might be gaining weight because you re starving your body all day, so when you finally put some food in it, it tries to store it as a fat, so whenever you go hungry again, your body can use the fat storage for energy. (that's a surviving mode)
If you just started with this lifestyle you need to read the posts of other people on this website and see how they eat every day.
For example, I just had 12 nectarines for lunch. it is about 750 cal.
i had no idea a melon had such few calories, especialy the way people complain about what i eat, i thought half had 500. i have about 60 dates for lunch though, i dont know why but i find it easier to eat alot of bananas and dates and potatoes, though i usualy find i ran out. i also dirink alot of juice to try add calories, and plenty of water (3+ litres)
"i wanted to know if cellulite is necessarily fat"
=> no. it's not.
"why is gluten bad?"
=> I don't know why gluten is related with my cellulite gain but you might found a lot of informations about gluten on other posts or on internet. For example : http://whyisglutenbad.com/
I think you should up your calories as Yulia said, cut out salt (that causes water retention so it might be a culprit) and ketchup or soy sauce (there's white sugar in it) and whatever else that contains sugar/salt. I'm a 5.2' girl doing very little exercise and I eat at least 3000 cals a day on high carb low fat raw and cooked foods, and I don't have cellulite any more.
And after doing that, be patient.
Hmmm... cellulite. All I can tell you is that I've had it since I was a teenager (which is a looong time now) and it didn't start to diminish until I went HCRV. Honestly. I also had a really cool, skinny friend at high school who had cellulite, so it's not to do with gaining fat either. Exercise or sleep will not change it, I don't think. However, from personal experience, drinking more water and a adopting "pure" diet made a difference to me. When I cut out all refined carbs and salt (about 10-12 years ago) it mostly disappeared. I don't think about it now.
Watching the Olympics, I look at all athletes and see that none of them ever have cellulite so I don't know if it is diet or exercise, or both, that keeps them looking good - but for me cellulite went when I changed to fruit and veggies. I should add that it took many months to see the change, though. How long have you been HCRV? I had many years' damage to reverse - maybe you'll be luckier if you're younger?
The medical definition of cellulite is this:
Cellulite is fat that is deposited in pockets just below the surface of the skin. It occurs around the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Because it is very close to the surface of the skin, cellulite leads to a dimpled appearance.
When I first went raw, and started to detox, I had what looked like cellulite for the first time in my life. For some people, cellulite is not fat exactly, rather deposits under the skin where the body may be temporarily storing toxins in diluted interstitial fluid. For most people, it does go away within about six months on this diet.
Ironically, to control cellulite, again conventional medicine and 30BaD say the following:
- Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber
- Staying hydrated with plenty of fluids
- Exercising regularly to keep muscles toned and bones strong
- Maintaining a healthy weight (no yo-yo dieting)
- Not smoking
Other causes of cellulite could be eating table salt, cooked food and toxins, and there is anecdotal evidence that the consumption of grain/wheat/gluten and other starchy food products may cause cellulite.
While I have not written about cellulite in particular here, this blog post mentions many of the problems people have when they eat and or cheat with starchy foods:
I recommend you give this diet a 100% try for about three months and see if you notice any difference. For healthy skin and tissues, eat at least one mono meal of vitamin C rich oranges a day, and about 1-2 heads of lettuce greens.
Good luck and Peace, PK
thanks, i've been wanting to go 100% for a long time now, i think its about time
take a look at this http://cronometer.com/ it's a fine tool and it can help us to figure out how much we are eating and so on, all the best