Ladies, we hear you. So many of us would love to reduce the appearance of cellulite from our thighs, hips and booty.
Julia Meadows is one of these people. While the fit mum has managed to lose 1.8st* through the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, she is now working on banishing the appearance of her orange peel skin FOR GOOD.
Here are 4 ways she’s combatting cellulite…
Healthy eating and exercising has gotten me to where I am now,” she says.
“Unfortunately, there is no such thing as spot reduction.
“Through healthy eating and regular exercise, you’ll be able to lose body fat and eventually you will lose it in your butt and thigh area too.”
4 ways Julia is combating cellulite:
What you eat definitely plays a big part in this!
A healthy and nutritious diet is very important. By following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, Julia says she knows her body is getting all the nutrients it needs from all these delicious and healthy snacks.
“I also found cutting back on sugar has helped me as well,” says Julia.
Interval training — which involves varying the intensity of your activity — is a great way to burn body fat.
“I did 3 HIIT workouts a week and it has helped me a lot with losing weight and toning up,” says Julia.
“I also do a lot of running. I joined my local running group and ran two half marathons this year so far.”
The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has several high intensity interval training workouts to choose from.
3. Strength training
Firming the muscle underneath the cellulite will help smooth the skin’s appearance.
Focus on strength-training moves that build up the hamstrings, quads, buttocks and hips. Aim for training the lower body at least two times a week, increasing the weight over time to challenge your muscles.
Among the most effective lower-body exercises are:
Drinking water helps flush out the toxins from the body. Hydrating your body keeps your skin cells fresh and it can help smooth out the appearance of your skin.
“I drink around 3 litres of water a day and it has made my skin appear much healthier and smoother,” says Julia.
Julia’s 1.8st* weight loss journey
Julia is in the best shape of her life! 1.8st* lost and this inspirational mama is healthy, happy and loves to whip up family-friendly, healthy meals.
Julia says, “I was the heaviest I’ve ever been in the first photo and I am in the best shape of my life in the second one.
“The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has thought me so much about healthy eating and how easy it is to prepare healthy meals the whole family will love.
“1.8st* lost and so much happiness and confidence gained.”