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Sayonara Cellulite: Another Reason to Detox Your Body

December 29, 2010
By Jennifer Reilly RD LD
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If you’ve ever tried on clothes in a dressing room, you may have noticed some not-so-pretty “lady lumps.” Even thin women and men can have cellulite. So rather than simply avoiding cellulite-accentuating mirrors, here are some tips on kicking it to the curb with regular detoxes.

Cellulite is formed from fluid retention and the accumulation of waste products and toxins in the body. Exercise, stretching and weight-lifting (all of which help get rid of fluid, waste and toxins) are essential for silencing cellulite. When it comes to diet, avoid processed foods and animal products that leave toxic wastes swimming laps in your circulatory system. Doing routine, mostly raw vegan detoxes will help keep your skin silky smooth and light on the lumps.

Choose to do a 7-day detox each month, a 3-day detox every other week, or a 1-day detox every week to rid your body of the crummies. Here are the detox guidelines:

-Start the day with a large glass of filtered water with lemon or cucumber slices. Add a dash of cayenne for an extra kick in the pants.
-Consume only liquids (green juices, non-dairy smoothies, herbal tea, filtered water) and raw fruits and veggies until noon every day.
-Drink tons of filtered water throughout the day, at least half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces water. No sense in detoxing if the crud can’t ride the river out.
-Eat lots of raw fruits and veggies, preferably organic. The more the better.
-Have some raw nuts and seeds (about ½ cup each day) and cooked whole grains (about 2 cups total) spread out throughout the afternoon, but avoid wheat (gluten) completely.
-At least 80 percent of your diet should be comprised of raw foods, and 20 percent can be cooked grains, beans and vegetables.
-Include a daily multivitamin to ensure adequate vitamin B12 and vitamin D intake.
-Avoid all dairy products, meats, fish, sugar, gluten, alcohol and caffeine.
-Add more green juices and raw foods as needed for energy.

A detox day might look something like this:

7:00 a.m. – Large glass of filtered water with cucumber slices and a dash of cayenne.
8:00 a.m. – Green apple juice (recipe): Juice 1 collard green leaf, 1 kale leaf, handful spinach, 1 stalk celery, small handful parsley, 2 tart apples. Serve over ice.
10:00 a.m. – Herbal tea; 1 cup raspberries.
11:00 a.m. – Large glass of filtered water with cucumber slices.
Noon – Large green salad with: sliced veggies, ¼ cup raw cashews, olive oil and fresh lemon juice dressing; 1 cup brown rice.
2:00 p.m. – Large glass of filtered water with lemon wedge; hummus with sliced veggies.
4:00 p.m. – Herbal tea; 15 raw almonds.
6:00 p.m. – 3 cups mildly steamed broccoli, ½ cup quinoa, ½ cup lentils; filtered water to drink.
8:00 p.m. – Chamomile tea.

Now get your detoxed goodness over to the green boutique and try on something new! How does it look? Cellutight!

Photo Credit: Liz West



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27 responses to Sayonara Cellulite: Another Reason to Detox Your Body
  1. Super great post. I’m encouraged to at least start with the one-day-per-week idea. Thanks for all the details.

    • I’m gonna start the one a day first I’m so thankful I found your blog i am also gonna start my daily walks again and try yoga thanks for sharing.

  2. this is amazing and so simple – and close to my daily diet (I get a little more raw chocolate ;) for the past 3 years! I have sustained energy all through the day + mental clarity. With a daily walk or hike (and yoga) – cellutight is right!

  3. Love the tips and outline for a day of detox. It looks like a very feasible and gentle way of cleansing the body on a regular basis. It’s definitely a myth that only overweight folks deal with cellulite, lots of thin women deal with it. Dry skin brushing, rebounding, and lymphatic massage are also amazing for cellulite. I think we all need the constant reminders to drink more water. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the post! I’m printing it out!! I soooo need a cleanse after the holidays are over.

  5. Thanks soooo much for this. I have been curious about cleansing but so much of what I’ve read seemed extreme for me. This detox plan sounds very nourishing and lovely. I will try this next week for sure!!

  6. Most people would say they have a New Year’s resolution, I call it a challenge! 2011…watch out! This and just plain eating a “heart healthy diet” !

  7. Hi nice tips! I am also into Weight Lose Program thank you so much for sharing, good to start 2011. . .

  8. Looking forward to incorporating this into my normal routine. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I was wondering when u say have a cup of herbal tea does it matter if it has caffeine? Like green tea….

    • Herbal tea is always caffeine-free. Green tea is green tea, not herbal tea. Green, white, black, and herbal teas are all different.

      Herbal teas include chamomile and mint—think fruit…there are plenty of lemon, raspberry, blueberry, and peach herbal teas, and many more!

  10. cellulite is a generally thing that both men and women can have.

  11. Most of the women thinks to look pretty with a good structure,but these cellulite makes some people look odd.

  12. Herbal tea is made from many plants, using not just the leaves, but also the flowers, roots, bark and seeds. At Celestial Seasonings, our herbal tea recipes blend the flavors of different botanicals from around the world – resulting in an infinite variety of healthful taste sensations. In fact, this exploration of the many flavors, remedies and benefits of herbal teas is one of the greatest pleasures of working with herbs — there’s an herbal tea that’s just right for every mood and every moment. ..

    Best wishes

  13. Hi Kris,
    Thanks for this post. I remember reading about the elimination of cellulite in your book and wanted a refresher. Will do the detox day this Saturday and will try to incorporate it on certain days of the week as well.
    Thanks again!
    Lindsay

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