Cellulite Has Disappeared

18.  Candace’s cellulite disappeared when she completely eliminated gluten from her diet (see her comment at Is Gluten Intolerance Related to Cellulite? )I started a semi-gluten free diet about a year ago, no breads or baking with flour but every now and then I’d make a dish using something with gluten. I was told by a doctor due to my thyroid issues I should be gluten-free, but in the past I had tried eliminating gluten and it never seemed to make much of a difference so I thought “oh, this is gluten-free enough for me.” I am already soy, caffeine, sugar, and mostly dairy and chemical free and in the past I’ve been a vegetarian. I’ve also done loofa scrubbing and various exercise regimes but cellulite remained. I always assumed cellulite was just part of my genetics especially since my diet has always been fairly healthy. I never gave cellulite much thought unless I had to put on a bathing suit which I avoid!Then about a week ago I decided to take steps to heal this leaky gut idea. I’ve also been reading it’s not enough to be 90% gluten-free as the effects of gluten will remain in your body for up to three weeks or more. I’m now 100% gluten free, actually 100% grain free. It’s actually quite easy although at first there was a bit of a re-education learning curve and realizing how much food has gluten in it. (I’m still finding out weird facts like tuna, chili powder and hamburger are often packed or made with gluten!) Anyway, my cellulite has disappeared! And that’s in addition to all the other health improvements I’m experiencing. It’s not that hard eating fresh vegetables, fruits and meats.19.  Marianne got rid of her cellulite by using Chinese cupping therapy (see her comment on the CI Welcome page )I have been using everything to remove my cellulite – you name it, I tried it! I cannot tell you how much money I have spent over the years.  About 4 months ago, I was referred to a spa, to try this “cupping massage”. Instead of the glass fire cups, she used some kind of rubber suctioned cups. They simply suctioned onto my thighs and she went on and massaged in circles, up and down etc. I continued this for three months, three times a week.  I cannot tell you how happy I was with the results. Somehow, the vacuum sucked up all the toxins (that’s how she explained it) and once the toxins are close to the surface of the skin, it is easier for the blood to carry them out and dispose of them. Anyway, I can say that after years of not being able to wear shorts, I finally was able to this summer!!! What a joy!20.  Kara eliminated her cellulite by going on a gluten-free, sugar-free diet (see her comment on Does CelluPulse Work to Get Rid of Cellulite? )I have the WORST willpower ever, but have managed to eliminate bread and sugar from my diet and feel absolutely incredible. Bye bye another dress size and most of all, bye bye cellulite – I have also brought my biological age from 41 down to 28 (I am actually 40 and did a bio age test before starting the clean eating to see what kind of improvements it would make). Given I have been injured and unable to do any exercise over this time…cellulite elimination has come PURELY from the inside. I never, ever thought I would see results like this.Will you be next?. Excellent article on the basics of gluten intolerance. Very interesting details I’ve not read anywhere else. Thanks. I’m online this morning searching for cellulite/gluten connection. I started a semi-gluten free diet about a year ago, no breads or baking with flour but every now and then I’d make a dish using something with gluten. I was told by a doctor due to my thyroid issues I should be gluten-free, but in the past I had tried eliminating gluten and it never seemed to make much of a difference so I thought “oh, this is gluten-free enough for me.” I am already soy, caffeine, sugar, and mostly dairy and chemical free and in the past I’ve been a vegetarian. I’ve also done loofa scrubbing and various exercise regimes but cellulite remained. I always assumed cellulite was just part of my genetics especially since my diet has always been fairly healthy. I never gave cellulite much thought unless I had to put on a bathing suit which I avoid! Then about a week ago I decided to take steps to heal this leaky gut idea. I’ve also been reading it’s not enough to be 90% gluten-free as the effects of gluten will remain in your body for up to three weeks or more. I’m now 100% gluten free, actually 100% grain free. It’s actually quite easy although at first there was a bit of a re-education learning curve and realizing how much food has gluten in it. (I’m still finding out weird facts like tuna, chili powder and hamburger are often packed or made with gluten!) Anyway, my cellulite has disappeared! And that’s in addition to all the other health improvements I’m experiencing. It’s not that hard eating fresh vegetables, fruits and meats. Yeah, I might miss seafood fettucini or Thai curry, but I’m experimenting with various combinations to create similiar recipes using real food. It was way harder to give up caffeine or sugar. Good luck to all, and thanks again for the article on gluten. Start healing your cellulite right now by visiting our Cellulite Treatments page.  Please come back and let us know how it’s going along the way!Or to make the most of your time and effort, why not first take a few minutes to get smart on cellulite theory by reading Cellulite 101 ?*Signup to receive email when we announce a breakthrough in the case. Hi there,This is a great post! I hope you don’t mind if I share this on my blog’s facebook page?I did answer your question about hot oil treatment and I am working on a post about, I am running little behind.Have a great day!Jo Reply. Thanks for spreading the word about cellulite, Jo! And for your advice on using essential oils. That is a subject I’ve been wanting to explore for awhile. Reply. Wow, great compilation of success stories! I think this confirms my belief that cellulite is a sign of metabolic imbalance. Whatever corrects that imbalance (which for many people can be basic dietary changes), would correct the cellulite. Still trying to correct mine, though. 😉 I hope to one day be another success story! Reply. Me too, Elizabeth. I think certain cases are more complicated than others. I still suspect mine has something to do with all this fluoride in my system… Reply. My cellulite also disappeared after a few weeks on the Anti Candida diet. I already had a great diet of whole foods, but was still eating simple carbs, sugar, and grains. After I eliminated the sugar completely I noticed a drastic improvement and so did my husband. I wish i had taken some good before and after pictures for you. Its really amazing to have perfectly smooth skin. I’ve always been very fit and thin and used to run marathons, but the cellulite was always there no matter how thin or in shape i was. This has made me 100% believer in real whole traditionally prepared foods. Reply. Yes, everything said on this page this is the truth. I went on a low-carb diet to lose about 30 pounds. I had ugly, noticeable cellulite from knee to butt…lol. To my surprise, most of my leg cellulite disappeared in about 2 months on the low carb diet. I ate mainly beef, chicken, veggies, salads, and dairy (I cannot live without cheese) and cut out bread, pasta, sugar. I still had some cellulite on my butt, so after some research I began to take glucosamine, vitamin E, a vitamin B complex, and fish oil daily. IN ONE MONTH my backside was as smooth as I had ever seen it. No more backing out the bedroom!! hahahaha…. And I am not skinny, I am 5’8″ and about 150 pounds. Reply. Yay, Samina!! Your experience is right in line with what we’ve uncovered about cellulite treatments. Thank you so much for sharing. I will add your account to our collection of success stories.One question for you. What kind of dairy did you include in your low carb diet besides cheese? Reply. TO those who have done the anti-candida diet- please tell me how and what you ate? I cannot imagine going without carbs for any length of time. ANd fruit, too? Oh man. However, I’ve been working on the no refined sugar, and can now go days at a time. Still the yeast is an issue. My Dr. suggested a while back that I try an anti-candida diet for a couple weeks to see if it helped the chronic yeast problem I have had for 6 years. I have been too afraid to try. I LOVE CARBS!!! But I’m to the point of frustration that I’m willing to give it a go for two weeks. Could someone please tell me HOW you do it? I mean, no toast or fruit at breakfast? What’s left?! And lunch? I eat some form of bread at most meals, and in between, too. I exercise a ton, and can’t imagine eating nothing but protein and low carb vegs. How will I walk 12+ miles a day and do pull ups, push ups, etc.? I don’t see how it’s possible… Reply. Great questions, herama. I know a lot of people are talking about the GAPS diet. Have you looked into that one? Congrats on the progress with refined sugar! Keep at it. From my experience dealing with candida problems, they are extremely stubborn. That’s why its important to cut out all sugars (to starve it off) while rebuilding the healthy bacteria that naturally counterbalance yeast. You’re on the right track, though. Slow and steady still gets there. (I tell myself that a lot these days!) Reply. I tried the anti candida diet for two years and it was very hard but you get used to it. It did not make my cellulite go away but because i lost so much weight the cellulite did appear to look a little better.But everyone has different experience.My yeast problem went away after 3 years using Bioset.Google it. It saved my life. Reply. mm.never heard of dry brushing….anyway.cellulite seems to be a huge problem for women especially. i think body wrap is a good alternative. Reply. I’ve only done a few body wraps, but the theory behind them is right in line with the info we’ve uncovered so far about effective treatments for cellulite. The biggest problem I see with body wraps is that they are messy and tricky to do at home. I usually opt for a bath, instead. Reply. If I could sum up all the solutions to these cellulite according to your blog post, looks like a healthy diet is really the solution. Cellulite and zits have something in common. They are girls biggest nightmare. Reply. Mine is in the shoulder and my legs, it looks so…. never mind? The only thing I do is some arm exercise and leg work and very vigilant what I fed myself, I’m getting bigger everyday! Reply. wow! i’ve had problems with cellulite too!! thank you very much for this very great information, it gave me motivation to loose these thingies off my tummy!! thanks so much!! Reply. I have a really good spam filter (right now I’ve got 252 comments in my SPAM queue) but sometimes they still get through and I have to go in and delete their posts manually. It might take a few hours before I notice it. If you suspect a spammer, don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll go in and delete it. Thanks! Reply. Well, I’m still not clear what those links are at the end of many of these posts that say where else they’ve recently posted, but oh well.I’m writing because yesterday I was in a dressing room, fluorescent lights and all, and was surprised by my reflection in the mirror. I’ve been avoiding looking at the backs of my legs, as doing so just bothered me. But yesterday happened to be one of our annual 3 days of weather warm enough to wear shorts, so…Lo and behold! It seems the cellulite has diminished. I didn’t want to get overly excited. So I checked from my regular vantage point when I got home, and again this morning in less favorable light. It really does seem to have lessened. I mean, there’s still cellulite, but one of the creases that’s been bothering me for the past couple years appears to be gone. Either that, or it merged with the other into one big one! The skin on the backs of my legs is definitely losing elasticity. When I just pull up a little on the skin, the cellulite is not visible. I need a skin lift!Anyway, since I know the burning question is “what did you do?!” I will say that the only real change to which I can attribute the decrease is my return to practicing Krav Maga. My body fat percentage is probably pretty darn low right now. My upper body is quite muscular. In fact for a woman, I’d say I’m unusually muscular. My lower body has always been less muscular, so even with all the (hard) and intense kicking I do, my legs are still not sinewy or rippling with muscles (unlike my upper body ;P). But they are more muscular than they’ve been in a few years (the time I was out of Krav). I’m not doing anything else different. I’d like to think that I’m eating less sugar, but I just ate an entire box of high fructose corn syrup “reduced calorie” ice cream bars. So yeah, probably not my diet that’s making the difference.There you have it: exercise/lower body fat. For me, anyway. Reply. This is great news, herama! I’m sure the Krav Magna must be helping. Please let us know how it goes as you continue with the training. I’m eager to hear if KM will be able to do the trick completely. I would be so excited to add your story to our list of cellulite successes ! Reply. I doubt it will get rid of the cellulite completely. It sure didn’t before. Perhaps if I were to cut out sugar completely, most or all wheat and other crap- basically eat a paleo diet – AND get a skin lift on my butt and thighs, it’d go away. But since none of those are bound to happen any time soon (or ever!), I suspect I’ll continue to have cellulite. But the improvement is welcome. I would like to work more on my legs- i.e. using weights and targeted exercises to increase muscle, but between Krav Maga, law school, and still trying to get in at least 8 miles of walking per day (and that’s on the days I do both of the above!), I don’t see myself getting in special leg workouts.In my case, aside from the too much sugar/refined grains, I really do think that the big factor is less body fat and greater muscle mass.While even I know that I was considered thin before going back to KM, my body fat was certainly higher than it had been in years prior. I guess aging really does have that effect 😛 Reply. I just received a “skin tightening system” from T-Tapp. It made me think of you because several times you mentioned that you suspect your issue with cellulite is related to loose skin. The T-Tapp team sent me two, so keep an eye out for another giveaway if you want to test it out with me! Reply. Huh. Well, it looks like a skin brush with some supplements and a DVD to show you how to brush the “special” way. All for only $69.99! I can get a new brush for $4 and reasonably equivalent supplements are probably available for $20. So how about just telling me what the special brushing techniques look like? 😉 Reply. You know I will provide a full report! But first I have to find someone to investigate the product with me. The giveaway will be up this week. A second opinion is always good. Reply. I decided to try dry brushing again and so bought a new brush. I’ve used it maybe twice. I just don’t have the time. I’m always running late for stuff and showering/dressing always takes me forever as it is. I feel like I have to brush before a shower, which is why I can’t make it fit in my schedule. Other than the grossness of dead, dirty skin all over, is there any real reason one might have to shower right after brushing? Cuz otherwise I could do it while reading or something. It’s the showering part that’s getting in the way. Reply. I was running into that problem, too. I usually shower in the morning before work and there’s just not a spare minute for brushing (I already wake up too early as it is!). I started brushing in the evenings when I get home and it’s been working a lot better. My main reason for changing up my routine was so I could test the Bellabaci cups. At some point in the evening I’ll dry brush for a few minutes, and then do the cupping massage. Sometimes I’ll take a shower afterward, too, so I won’t have to do it in the morning.Dry brushing is still useful even if you don’t take a shower directly afterward. The major benefit of dry brushing cellulite has disappeared for cellulite is that it stimulates lymphatic circulation and you’re still going to get that even without the shower. It helps with exfoliation, but in my experience it’s not the most effective exfoliation method anyway. I think you’ll be fine not showering afterward. Let us know how it goes! Reply. I think so. Some cellulite gurus claim you have to use a brush because the bristles act like a mini acupuncture session. But Carol Maggio recommends a sisal mitt in her No Lipo Lipo routine and the cloth you bought seems similar to that. I gave up trying to test only one cellulite treatment at a time a long time ago. If/when I find a solution that works for me, I figure the cellulite investigators that come behind me will be able to do their own experiments to see which treatments made the difference. By the way, I just ordered the No Lipo Lipo mentioned above. Can’t wait to check that one out. Please do let us know how it goes with your dry brushing/yoga/diet strategy! Reply. I’m writing because yesterday I was in a dressing room, fluorescent lights and all, and was surprised by my reflection in the mirror. | 😛 Reply. Why am I getting updates from this thread that say they are new comments from different users but actually quote parts of my own posts?? Reply. That was spam so I deleted it. I’m going to remove the ability to add links to your last blog post at the end of comments and hopefully that will cut down on the spam. Sorry! Reply. I tried endermologie massage about 18 months ago, going 2-3 times per week for 45 minute sessions, for about 15 sessions. It was great and did wonders for my cellulite, making my skin almost totally smooth in the buttocks/thighs which is where my problem is. Unfortunately I stopped going (because it’s expensive and time consuming!) and my cellulite is back But I’m hoping adding Bikram Yoga and dry brushing to my routine might help. If I’m desperate I’ll try endermologie again, although like I said it’s very time consuming because you have to go to the gym afterwards too (or do some kind of physical activity to burn through the fatty acids that are released through the rollers). Reply. This is really interesting, Chelsea! I just received an email from a clinic offering to provide me with a series of endermologie sessions. Unfortunately they are located in a different part of the country. I can see how endermologie would be beneficial in the short run but if you don’t eliminate the source of your cellulite, it will just come back when the sessions are over. Any idea what your “kryptonite” is? The common sources of cellulite we’ve discovered so far are too much sugar, trans fats, fluoride, and undiagnosed food allergies. Please let us know how it goes with the yoga and dry brushing! Reply. I’ve been tooling around your website all evening after finding it through Cheeseslave. Great information here! I’ve had cellulite all my life, even when I was at my thinnest (135 lbs on a 5’10” frame). I never thought it was possible to lose it until I had three experiences that showed me otherwise:1) in 1998 I had my first colonic, and woke up the next morning with no cellulite! It only lasted a couple of days, but gave me my first hope that something could be done to eliminate the embarrassing condition.2) in 2008 I stopped eating a number of foods including eggs, and through random trial and error noticed that my cellulite lessened drastically and, after eating eggs I would develop cellulite again within 24 hours!3) Over the last few months I was able to largely eliminate my cellulite again with targeted diet and exercise – running and yoga. After giving up my membership to the gym I started relying solely on running and guess what? My cellulite has returned! I’m doing yoga again starting this week, at home thanks to free podcasts from Zuda Yoga, my favorite yoga studio. I expect a few weeks of regular yoga to help me once again.Obviously there’s a lot of trial and error for me, as I discover various things that contribute to the problem. Reading your website helps even more! Thank you! Reply. Maggie, this is so exciting!! So many questions for you. First, how often do you do yoga to see a difference in your cellulite? How long are your sessions? I just downloaded my first Zuda Yoga podcast. I’ve never done yoga from an audio-only podcast before but I think I could probably follow this one. I have several yoga videos that I like, the latest is the Barkan Method DVD. I even bought a space heater to warm up the room. I love it.Okay, the eggs. What do you think was the connection between eggs and your cellulite? Eggs are supposed to be good for cellulite because of the lecithin and other nutrients. Do you not eat eggs anymore? Do you think it was an allergy of some sort?Colonics… colonics and enemas are one class of treatments I can’t see myself investigating personally, even if they do banish the blight in hours! I’m thankful for people like you though who are willing to test them out and share your results! Reply. Hey… this is my first time commenting but I love your site. Anyways, I just wanted to comment on the colonics and enemas. I actually did my first enema at the age of 9 (coffee enema) when I was very sick. I’m in my 30’s now and I do them still (although I didn’t really start back again until my early 20’s). I do coffee and herbal enemas maybe once a month – once every other month, or if I am detoxing. I can see this helping with cellulite as it reduces the toxic load in the body. Coffee especially as it contains a chemical in it that cleanses the blood, and causes the body to dump old toxic bile. It detoxs the liver, and cleanses the colon. It’s usually at the top of the list for what I recommend to people who are detoxing, feeling under the weather, or want to do some internal cleaning. I time myself for total retention time and aim for 30-45 minutes of total retention time. The whole enema might take an hour and a half as I stop my stopwatch when I get up to use the restroom. The first time or two doing it its a weird sensation because the body is so used to elimination when that kind of pressure is inside of you, but if you build up slowly that helps, and if you start feeling like its intense turn off the flow and just sit there. I also aim to hold the coffee for increments of 3 minutes… so I might hold it for 6, 9, or 15 minutes… sometimes I can only hold it for 3… and sometimes you can’t wait for that next minute or so to go by… just do the best you can. You can easily find information on this through The Gerson Method (just google Gerson Method Coffee Enema and you should be good). Some kid even made an awesome documentary on the whole Gerson thing (its about overcoming health problems through a natural diet. its bigger than that, but I’m not trying to derail this thread). anyways. in that documentary he interviews them and he makes this little drawing to explain in but yeah. I’ll stop rambling. I just wanted to comment on it since I’m an avid coffee colonic’er . that’s a word now. To answer what most people ask. No… you aren’t going to feel jacked up from the caffeine. I don’t consume any caffeine (no coffee, no caffeinated tea (aside from maybe green or white tea once every couple months), I really don’t even eat chocolate all that often. I am highly sensitive to stimulants. even natural ones so I shy away (plus it robs the body of Jing energy, but that’s a whole other topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine). Anyways, I never feel any caffeine effects. After about 30-40 minutes of retention though (actual time retaining. not total time doing the colonic) I always experiences this feeling that comes over my body. its like a uphoria, it sort of reminds me of the way a pain pill feels and comes on the way Nyquil does. that sort of blanket that rolls over your body. Lol… I used to use some pretty unhealthy products, I know. hahaha. anyways, it’s not energizing, but relaxing without feeling tired. It’s how I imagine runners high. Colonic’ers high? Anyways, I’ll stop now but before I do I just want to say that you should always use plain organic caffeinated (it’s important that it has the caffeine) coffee beans. Your colon doesn’t need Vanilla Hazelnut. really. please don’t. it’s not beneficial. especially if its artificially flavored. Reply. Hello I am a 45-yr old woman who have been dealing with both cellulite and acne on and off for about 30 years now. Over the years I have read many books on cellulite, followed countless of diets, from Atkins to low fat versions, treated myself to lymphatic massages, and done almost anything except going under the knife to treat the cellulite (no liposuctions). 95% of my life I have stayed fairly active maintaining a slim body (size 2-4) throughout my life with routine workouts. Despite all of that I am what some refer to as “skinny fat” a skinny person that tends to have a fat percentage over my expected BMI for my body/frame. Despite much working out and reducing at times my fat % below BMI I have never really won the battle against cellulite only gained a firmer appearance which reduced much of my cellulite appearance. So now after much other research I have recently come across the idea that stress can be a major factor in contributing both to cellulite and acne (if you saw my skin one month ago you would think am a hormonal15 year old!). Stress activates certain hormones to overdrive and the body does its thing to react as if it were in danger – and goes through its own mechanism to “protect” itself. This is going to be especially worse for those of us dealing with the worst kind of stress, the emotional stress, which unlike healthy normal stress, is not resolved but compounded over time. If you can learn to control your reaction to stress (or better yet control the stress itself) then you are likely to have conquered half the battle to cellulite right there. Of course the other battle is how well you take care of yourself through mindful eating and exercise, because the key to repair of the skin is collagen production and that it is unfortunately greatly diminished as we age.Low carb diets can help because they control sugar intake which is why it is said to help control mood swings (greatly reducing how you deal with stress) and at the same time curbs your appetite and sugar cravings… Exercise in general is said to increase the endorphin levels in your body which helps you feel good however exercises like Yoga allow you to focus on your breathing and this does the trick to “relax” your mind and massage your central nervous system. Getting restful deep sleep is really key in the cellulite battle. The body is repaired through sleep so the more relaxed one is the better and deeper the sleep is (and the body repair is faster). At least now that am practicing these is when am finally seeing much less acne than ever before and yes I am seeing a reduction of the cellulite. And I am making the changes in my life to keep the ridiculous amount of stress I have dealt with at bay as much as possible. Reply. Angel, thanks for sharing your hard-gained wisdom with us! I agree, yoga and deep sleep are two excellent cellulite treatments. Of course Reducing stress is smart, too! I do think we tend to over focus on external stressors though sometimes. In my experience, the way my body responds to stress is almost completely dependent on my diet. If I’m not eating nutrient dense food (even if it’s not “bad” food), I’m just not able to deal with stress as easily. Likewise, if I’m eating nutrient-dense foods that detox bad elements from my body too quickly (aka fluoride ), then my body isn’t able to handle stress well, either. It’s funny, I can be completely stressed out by being 10 minutes late for work, or completely unstressed at being late by 45 minutes. How well I handle situations like that depends on the amount of internal stress my body is under at the time. And for me, that’s mostly about diet, sleep, and other ways I can support my body’s natural detoxification processes. Reply. Hi Im new here. Im 24 yrs old with cellulite and spider veins. It came to a point that i just had enough. I dont even let my boyfriend of 2 years let me see me in my bra and panties. It sucks. So its been like 3 months I been reasearching on ways to get rid of it without paying all that money. Im a new stay at home mom (2months) and I dont work only my byfriend. So I read aout chinease cupping massage. I ordered the plastic cup with the pump. I would think it workes just like the belabacci cups. Its been 2 days that I been using them. 15 on each leg. I really hope it works. o far my legs been really soe. Especially when im massaging, it hurts where te cellulite is worse. but they they say beauty is pain right? So im praying this works. I also have been changing my diet. No Pork at all, jst fruits n veggies, fish and chicken, only drinking water, a multivitamin, an trying to cmpletly cut out yeast and sugar. Im jus dyin for all this to go away by next summer. Oh n for the little spider viens I have, supposly the cupping will clear them, combined wih soaking a rag with raw apple cider vinager on my spider viens for30 minutes. I red tht it will clear them……….im desperate Reply. Hi, Andrea. Thanks for your comment! (Sorry it took me a while to respond. I was on a mini-break from my normal blogging activities this past month). How is the cupping therapy going for you? Do you like the pump kind? It seem they would be tricky to use. Hopefully they aren’t hurting you anymore. I don’t agree with the adage that beauty is pain! Great tip about the acv soak. That sounds really nice. Have you seen any improvement? Reply. I really want to know if the cupping helps with the spider veins. I was getting incrementally more of them over the past year, and then during pregnancy my legs blew out from top to bottom with incredible cellulite. It’s revolting. I’ve been following this blog for acne, and now I am back for the cellulite info. I definitely need to follow a more whole foods diet for chronic fatigue and candida, but it really takes something superficial like cellulite to motivate me! I hope I don’t have to give up coffee eventually. That is my final addiction I want to keep. Sugar needs to go though. I saw great results in my acne from finally giving up dairy and gluten 100%. I already knew I was allergic. Then I had a course of antibiotics, and although I am still dairy and gluten free, my skin started up again. It must be the yeast/sugar/digestive link. Hoping to have some great results to post here in a few months. Maybe I’ll even take a “before” picture (yikes!). Reply. Hey, I know this is old but taking coffee orally isn’t healthy (unless used medicinally for certain things, but not as a beverage). there is something you might find as a good alternative though. have you considered Yerba Mate with chicory (you can add the chicory yourself). the chicory adds a flavor more reminiscent of coffee, and you can add cinnamon (it helps regulate blood sugar and keep insulin from spiking). you can even add a little vanilla extract. Put in a teaspoon of coconut oil instead of dairy which will help kill candida overgrowth, feed your thyroid, and speed up your metabolism, plus. since its mostly medium chain triglycerides it can’t be stored as fat. Sometimes it’s not about focusing on eliminating things as it’s about finding wonderful alternatives! Reply. I got rid of my cellulite, by working out in a sauna suit! I didn’t know losing my cellulite would be a side effect, and I was pleasamtly surprised. I started googling some info. on the internet, and have similar stories. It works, and very quick! Reply. Kim, that’s awesome! Which sauna suit did you use? How long/often did you use it? Dying to hear more details! Thanks!! Reply. Hi,I am a 40 year old woman that has dealt with cellulite all of my life as well. It seems to have gotten worse over the last year. I have also struggled with my weight, but today is a new day and I am starting a new life. I am going to do the NO”” or ‘LOW” carb diet. I am honestly at my highest weight right now and it is summer I went camping with my family and my boyfriend over the 4th of July weekend and I wouldn’t even take my tank top off to go swimming. So I decided to start today, because I have been reading blogs about diet and cellulite, and that is how I came across this blog. It’s interesting to hear all of these tactics to try, but I just wanted to encourage everyone and I will be posting updates to keep you all informed on my success So as of today, I weigh 147lbs, at age 40, with cellulite from my knee’s up I will try to keep everyone posted on Wedesday’s. I have heard I can loose up to 10 lbs in a week starting the no carbs….let’s see how it goes with that as well as my God awful cellulite…until next Wednesday… Reply. From all the Bikram Yoga success stories, do you think a Sauna would be just as effective? I’m trying to figure out which is cheaper/more accessible for my geographic space, but only if the Sauna’s effective. Maybe you’d have to do some of the moves obligatorily for it to be just as effective in a sauna? Btw, this is my absolute most favorite/important post on this site! Love you site! Reply. Hello! Thank you so much for starting this website. I’d like to share how I am reversing cellulite. I first noticed some mild cellulite forming a few years ago after I started eating a high fat low carb diet. I thought it was healthier, but for my body, this was not the case. I began looking into other lifestyles (Eat To Live, Starch Solution, Engine 2) and while I don’t necessarily agree with the 100% vegan approach, the idea of oil free really resonated with me. For a few months now I have been avoiding oils as much as possible (including coconut and olive oil) and the little bit of cellulite that I saw forming is now almost gone! I still have oils when I eat out because they are hard to avoid, but now that I am seeing such a great improvement, it gives me motivation to be more diligent about avoiding them. I couldn’t be more excited, hence why I want to share this will all your readers. Reply. I just wanted to share what is working for me. I’m 44. My weight has always been normal, and I have been very regular with exercise since my twenties (5-6 days of intense exercise per week — cardio and weight lifting). I also have always eaten a very low fat diet. With all of these great habits, how could I have cellulite??!! I recently decided to make some changes. I changed my diet to this ratio: Carbs: 20%, Protein 40%, Fat 40%. I also started lifting much heavier weights. After about 2 months of this combination, I have noticed a significant change in the way my body looks. I can literally see that my body has less fat, and most notably, less cellulite. There is still a bit, but it is greatly reduced and almost not even noticeable! I only lost about 1 pound, and losing was not my goal, but I look totally different. The fats I am eating include avocado, olive oil, full fat Greek yogurt, and all natural almond or peanut butter. I would have never thought this would work, so I just wanted to share my happy news and encourage other who, like me, may have been afraid to try it!! Reply. Hi ladies. I’m one of those skinny, petite 5’3 26yr old women who weigh roughly 100 pounds, but have cellulite. It’s noticeable on my butt and now on my thighs closest to my butt. When I jump up and down, the cellulite jiggles and that’s how I realized I had more underneath. I’m trying to figure out what diet works best. I’ve been eating salads and fruits daily and nothing else. Not sure how healthy that is but I don’t want to gain anymore so my stress hormone is keeping me from eating anything else, especially bc I’m so uneducated in the health world. I’ve done research but every article is different than the last. Does anyone have a website to share with actual real foods, Saturated fat recipes, and low card diets? Please and thank you! Reply. OK, so I want to share my astounding changes!!! I am in my 50’s, and have had cellulite since I was 10. Around 40, it started to creep past my thighs and butt, and move down to my knees. Then my calves. To my upper arms, and lately I’m seeing the early telltale signs of it on the inside of my lower arms!! It is SO deep and pitted, that even with leggings under my jeans, it shows through wherever the jeans touch my legs. It has been so awful, and in summer, I have wondered if I need to move to Antarctica!! I have never laid eyes on anyone who has it as bad as I do!!!Nothing I have done has done a damn bit of good. I’ve tried exercise, diet, creams, cupping, lymphatic massage, dry brushing….you name it. And…nothing.A little over 2 months ago, I went on the TQI (to quiet inflammation) diet. For those who don’t know about it, it is a very healthy eating program that helps you to identify what foods are causing inflammation. You go on an elimination diet for 3 weeks. You cut out sugar, dairy, wheat, corn, peanuts, bad oils, and ALL things with any kind of chemistry involved. You eat proportionally, meaning 1/3 protein and/or grain to 2/3’s veggies or fruit. There is no calorie counting. Anyway, after 3 weeks you slowly reintroduce each food to see if you respond negatively. Sometimes, you have to test other foods to discover if anything else is causing problems.Well, I have gotten so used to the initial elimination phase, that I have decided to keep doing it. It was an intuitive feeling that by keeping the initial things out of my diet, I could really release all of this pent up stuff in my cells. It has been about 9 weeks, and I wasn’t expecting this, but I would say that I have lost at least half of my cellulite already!!!! It isn’t really deep anymore!! My skin feels less like dough when I squeeze it, and is much more supple. I cannot believe my eyes!!!! It makes so much sense though, that foods that cause inflammation for each of us, is keeping all this toxic crap stuck in our cells. And for many of us, that shows up as cellulite!!!I am actually grateful that I store the toxins in my fat cells. Gotta be better than storing it in the organs, right? Ugly, but maybe healthier in the long run.I just wish I had some before pictures, but I don’t think you could have paid me $1000 to look at a photo of how it looked before!!!And, I know it will continue to be released, since I have had this much success already. It feels like the solution for many women!! Find what causes inflammation. Stop eating it!! Bingo!! I am so thrilled. I may not have to wear a burka this summer after all. ;))))) Reply. Oh, I guess I should add…I am much larger than I have been for most of my life. I slowly gained 30-40 through the menopausal years. Have lost and gained some since then. I have lost about 8 pounds on this diet so far, but the cellulite reduction is not because of a bunch of weight loss. I weighed less than I do now 2 years ago. Just wanted to clarify that it isn’t the weight, but the inflammation. Reply.