18 April 2011

Cellulite, water intake linked

Cellulite might not be a fat problem, but a problem of insufficient water intake. Read DietDoc's comments on this interesting theory.

Besides requests for weight-loss diets, some of the most frequently asked questions on the DietDoc Forum are related to cellulite.

Murad's theory
Murad has turned the theory of cellulite on its head. The doctor is of the opinion that cellulite isn't a fat problem at all, but a skin problem - one of insufficient water intake.

  • Any foods that contain trans-fatty acids (cakes, fatty snacks, fatty meat, etc) or are overcooked (this destroys vital nutrients)
  • Smoking (it reduces blood flow to the skin, destroys vitamin C and is loaded with pollutants)
  • Excessive exercise (which stresses the body to form free radicals)
  • Exposure to excess sun, pollution or stress
  • Liposuction (according to Murad, we need the cushion of fat under our skins for support and removing it may promote cellulite)
  • Wear constrictive clothing (cuts off circulation)


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