Getting Rid Of Cellulite

Women often ask me about getting rid of cellulite. There was a time when I was troubled by cellulite, and I sure didn’t like it. The things that got rid of it for me were, first of all, dry skin brushing, and then changing the fats that I eat.

Dry skin brushing worked right away to reduce the amount of cellulite that I could see, but it didn’t stop cellulite from coming back. However, after I stopped eating fats that were bad for me, my cellulite went away, and didn’t come back.

Trans-fats are out of the question, of course, but even organic vegetable oils can turn into trouble when they are heated. So I cook only with coconut oil. And I use olive oil in my salad dressing every day. That’s it for oils that I eat. These two oils work wonders both on the body and inside it.

beauty benefits of olive oilI use a whole range of organic oils in my moisturizer, but I do not believe they make any difference to cellulite when applied topically, even though they do amazing things for my complexion. But, when I totally changed my approach to the oils I let into my body, that’s what made the difference in my experience with cellulite. And the funny thing is, I didn’t make the change with cellulite in mind. I did it because the overall health benefits of cooking with coconut oil are so compelling, as are the benefits of eating unheated organic olive oil. Since I made the change, I’ve never felt better, and, happily, I no longer have cellulite.

Most web sites that address cellulite are focused on a particular cream or therapy, and I am not sure there is a magic bullet for cellulite reduction – something you can just put onto your skin and make it go away. The best information I found online is from a site called The Cellulite Investigation.  It is not about any particular cream or treatment and it provides an unbiased, in-depth look at all of the options, including a lot of real-world case studies and reports from readers. Here is a quote from them…

The anti-cellulite industry is by nature only interested in finding a solution to cellulite that can be bottled and sold.  What if the real answer is more complicated than that? The Cellulite Investigation

It could be that the answer is both more complicated (you cannot buy it in a bottle) and more simple (changes to your diet may solve the problem). I’m a big fan of natural solutions. They make beautiful skin simple.

Read more…

Beauty Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Beauty Benefits Of Olive Oil

7 Responses to “Getting Rid Of Cellulite”
  1. Thanks for recommending The Cellulite Investigation, Gaelle. It means a lot coming from a woman like you!

    I hope you don’t mind that I added your story to our growing list of cellulite success stories. Here is the link: Real Life Cellulite Success Stories.


  2. Maria

    Hello Gaelle,
    thank you for this great article. And sorry for asking this stupid question : how do I know an organic olive oil hasn’t been heated? What should be written on the bottle? I’m French and live in France, which actually might be the reason why I’m asking you the question: it’s probably an expression I know in French (“extraite à froid”), but I want to be sure I can relate it exactly to what you say.
    Anyway, thanks in advance!

    • 09.03.2012

      Hi Maria,
      The olive oil I use is from California and is marked “cold pressed” and “organic”. I don’t know what they would say for “cold-pressed” in France, but “extraite à froid” certainly seems fit. If you use olive oil marked as “biologique” – which I understand is the French equivalent of “organic” – it has almost almost certainly been “cold pressed.” Sometimes, here, they will say “expeller-pressed” which means that a mechanical process was used to extract the oil, instead of heat and chemicals. It’s the heating and the chemical solvents that you want to avoid. Olive oil that has been processed that way has five times less polyphenol content than organic, cold-pressed olive oil. The polyphenols are really key to the oil’s health benefits. And that’s just part of the value that is lost when olive oil is processed harshly.
      My best to you,

      • Maria

        Thank you very much, Gaelle, for your answer! Actually, there is still something I don’t understand: why don’t you also eat (without heating them) other vegetable oils, such as hazelnut or walnut oil, canola oil, etc., if they are cold-pressed of course?

        • 09.19.2012

          Hi Maria.
          I do use other oils in salad dressing – mainly sesame and walnut. And I use lots of oils in my products. They are all good! It’s just that my staple is olive oil. I avoid canola oil. It may be an urban legend, but a lot of people think it is a health hazard, and with so many other choices, I prefer not to use it.

          • Maria

            Hi Gaelle,
            I see now, thank you so much for sharing this!



  3. Ana

    Well there are several types of taentmerts available to get rid of cellulite. You might consider:lipo surgery most people are familiar with lipo surgerymesotherapy where a doctor injects small amounts of medication into your trouble areas creams there are a lots of creams available that can do the trick..but the thing is, there are lots of creams that claim to do the trick but don’t.If you want a fast treatment, and since you are slender, lipo and mesotherapy is likely overkill. Finding a good cellulite cream will be your ticket. I’ve listed a great resource for cellulite cream reviews below. I recommend their 1st place winner.Anyways good luck!Janiebaby80

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