Weekly Plate Plan: 3 Top-Up Tips

By Kate Shapland

Although cellulite can’t be cured by diet alone, adopting some new healthy food habits can work wonders to help diminish dimples. Here are a few ideas to get your digestive juices flowing .. Fill your boots!

1. Up Your Vitamin C

To keep skin supple and taut – and better equipped to manage cellulite by strengthening collagen fibres – load up on vitamin-C rich foods daily. Kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, strawberries, oranges, lemons and kiwis are all great sources of vitamin C.

2. Eat More Oily Fish

The omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines have been found to reduce inflammation, and as inflammation can lead to poor circulation and reduced lymphatic drainage, it can worsen cellulite. Aim for 2-3 servings a week. You can supplement or replace fish with plant-based sources of omega-3, too, like flaxseed, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.

3. Stay Hydrated

Just like crash diets can cause our bodies to go into starvation mode and hold on to fat, dehydration causes our bodies to retain any liquid it can get for survival, making skin appear bloated and dimpled. So ease fluid retention by drinking plenty of water and eating foods with a high water content (celery, cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, melon).  Although there’s no hard evidence to suggest that caffeine contributes to cellulite per se – too much can lead to dehydration, so experts recommend sticking to just one or two caffeinated drinks per day.

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