Eating clean will give you the nutrients and workout energy you need to build lean muscle and blast fat without the excess calories that could undermine your cellulite-shrinking efforts. Focus on lean protein, plant-based fats, and high-quality carbs like whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans, says registered dietitian and nutritionist Jim White, an exercise physiologist and the owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios in the US. Beyond that, to help make your skin smooth and reduce the appearance of cellulite, eat plenty of the following all-stars.
They’re loaded with vitamin A, which repairs damaged skin cells, and contain vitamin C, which strengthens the connective tissue under your skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Sweet potatoes are also a great source of the healthy carbohydrates that should make up about 50 percent of your daily calories.
The remainder of your daily calories should come from protein (30 percent) and healthy fats (20 percent), Jim says. Salmon is rich in both: protein to help you build muscle, and omega-3 fatty acids to keep your skin smooth.
WATER-PACKED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
When you’re dehydrated, the skin all over your body starts to look dry and wrinkled, which accentuates any puckering. Sip 2 to 3 litres of H2O throughout the day, and ﬁll up on hydrating foods such as cucumbers, berries and watermelon to help your skin stay plump.