Countdown to a Peachy Bum
Newsflash: dieting and hardcore exercise won’t blitz your cellulite. But we know other tricks that will...
Summer is here—and with our dimple-busting plan, so is your smoothest bottom ever.
Cutting fat from your diet to lose inches off your thighs is plain silly. So says personal trainer James Duigan, the man behind Elle Macpherson’s and Rosie-huntington-whiteley’s lust-have physiques. “Not only will you feel hungry all the time, but the fatty acids in natural, unprocessed sources of fat actually help to process fat from the body,” he says. Just stick to good fat (found in nuts, fish, plant oil and avocados) and avoid hard, white fat or meat and anything deep-fried or with ‘hydrogenated’
on the label.
The real enemy, says James, is ‘diet’ foods (full of additives or sugar) and CRAP (Caffeine, Refined sugar, Alcohol and Processed foods): “Cellulite is toxic fat, and these foods flood the body with toxins and fat-storing hormones, depleting it of essential nutrients, so they’re a sure-fire route to a lumpy bottom.” Eat home-cooked meals and natural, unprocessed foods. Plus, avoid preserved foods or anything that has added sugar, fake flavours or unfamiliar ingredients.
Stress gives you love handles and saddlebags; it sends fight-or-flight hormones racing around your body, and without a sabretoothed tiger to slay (your stress is more likely due to deadlines and credit-card payments), these hormones are stored as fat. “I’ve seen clients going through a stressful period develop cellulite in a matter of months,” says masseuse and cellulite expert Tetyana Niroomand-rad. So make it your business to relax more. Get immersed in a hobby, go for long walks, get a dog (stroking one lowers your blood pressure—fact), and replace jitter-inducing junk food, fizzy drinks and muffins with stress-busting berries, green veggies, and turkey.
She won’t need to hide her butt
behind those balloons anymore