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Don't Wait for Summer!

Cellulite - it’s an inside job

Not too long ago and much to my disgust, I noticed cellulite on the front of my legs!

I thought it was a little odd as I was exercising regularly, hadn’t put on any weight and I wasn’t really eating any differently. So why this sudden and undesirable lumpy appearance?

What we know is that cellulite may be a result of one or more of the following:

  • A lack of nourishing food especially healthy fats and abundant veggies

  • Fluid retention

  • Lack of circulation (blood flow)

  • Weak collagen structure of the skin, which leads to skin thinning and loss of elasticity

  • Being overweight

  • Hormonal changes, including in estrogen and cortisol

  • Lack of physical activity which will reduce blood supply to the fatty areas and increase fluid retention in cellulite areas

  • Eating the wrong types of fats, which increases the workload of the liver.

  • Sluggish metabolic rate caused by imbalances in the function of the thyroid gland and liver.

  • Build up of toxins in the fat cells.

  • Poor lymphatic drainage

This appearance coincided with my observation of a little "thickening" around my tummy and my hips - again a bit of a puzzle as I was eating well and exercising regularly - (if you haven't yet read this story you can read it here)

It did occur to me that maybe I was being a little vain but never-the-less I was hoping it would disappear as mysteriously as it appeared!

To cut a long story short, it did!

At this time I was super focussed on getting my hormones in check so I could put an end to my hot flushes and sleepless nights and I had started to

  • focus more on nutrition - portion size, quality, and abundant veggies

  • implement many little "tweaks" such as drinking lemon juice in water daily and eating cruciferous veggies twice a day

  • prioritise routines around sleep

  • take plant- based supplements to support my estrogen, progesterone and cortisol levels (based on results from functional diagnostic testing)

  • recognise the need to "close down the tabs" ie switch off and let go of things that didn't really matter

  • reduce my exposure to hormone- disrupting chemicals which were previously in my household cleaners, my makeup and my hair care products

Long story short, the happier my hormones were, the less "lumpiness" I had! 🎉🎉🎉

So if you desire cellulite free legs for Summer my advice is:

👉 Reduce stress

👉 Eat loads of veggies

👉 Drink 2-3 litres of water per day

👉 Sleep 7-9 hours a night

👉 Maintain a healthy weight

👉 Address your hormone health

👉 Reduce environmental toxins in your home

👉 Eat clean food

If this resonates with you and you would like to reduce any "lumpy skin" aka "cellulite" or you want to address peri menopausal or menopausal symptoms this is something, I can help you!

👉 Keep an eye out for my upcoming group program

👉 Download my free resource "Hormone Love"

👉 Book a free Wellness Call

Happy Healthy Wishes Always,

Lou 🌸😊🌸

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