We’ve all got them—those lumps that seem to appear from nowhere. But don’t despair. In addition to eating a healthy diet, there are some other things you can do to help.
Speed weight circuits
These fast-paced sessions combine high repetitions with light weights to melt fat. Incorporate them into your fitness routine a couple of times a week.
Hydrating with water will flush toxins and fatty deposits from the body. It also helps with the dreaded bloat. When you’re not drinking enough fluids, your body retains water to prevent it from dehydrating, so frequently drinking water throughout the day actually reduces bloat.
Complete a 30-minute cardio session every day before breakfast. Without fail. Either walk, run, cycle or do a mini functional-fitness circuit. Cardio exercise helps to target stubborn fat stores in the hips, thighs and lower back.
Add a protein shake to your post-workout routine, and drop in another one mid-afternoon to help fight the blood-sugar dip. This will help you avoid high-sugar foods, which will only contribute to the cellulite.
Enjoy a yoga or Pilates class once a week. The strong, powerful movements increase blood flow around the body and help to flush out lactic-acid build-up. Stretching your muscles also helps them empty their fatty deposits into the bloodstream.
Massage and Epsom bath salts
These two easy and relaxing activities help flush toxins from the body. Book in a massage at least every three months, if not every month, and add a handful of Epsom salts to a hot bath to help with fluid retention. Massage, in particular, helps to direct fatty deposits towards the lymph nodes where they can be drained.
Images and Text from Fit Mama by Belinda Norton, Photography by Belinda Norton. Murdoch Books RRP ‘$29.99’