Sydney-based trainer and holistic fitness expert, Sarah Stevenson, 25, was once so self conscious of her cellulite, she would refuse to wear shorts.
But after ‘revamping’ her life, the Sarah’s Day blogger noticed a significant reduction in her cellulite which she said was ‘all over’ her body.
While Sarah stresses it is nothing to be ashamed of, she recently decided to share exactly what she did to improve her cellulite and the simple tips she swears by each day to keep it at bay.
Sydney-based trainer and holistic fitness expert, Sarah Stevenson, 25, was once so self conscious of her cellulite, she would refuse to wear shorts (before and after)
But after ‘revamping’ her life, the Sarah’s Day blogger noticed a significant reduction in her cellulite which she said was all over her body
‘This is a topic I am super passionate about and something that was a big insecurity of mine. My cellulite used to be pretty intense – I had it everywhere,’ she said in a video.
‘I completely revamped my life and saw huge improvements.
I thought I would take you through a couple of days of my life and show you the tips and tricks that I do to reduce my cellulite.’
‘This is a topic I am super passionate about and something that was a big insecurity of mine. My cellulite used to be pretty intense – I had it everywhere,’ she said in a video
‘When I started incorporating walking and running into my lifestyle I noticed a huge improvement in my cellulite,’ Sarah said.
Scientifically and factually speaking, if you do lose body fat then majority of the time the appearance of your cellulite will reduce.
Also, moving my body in an aerobic way does wonders for my entire body – especially when I am running I try to use my arms and engage my core so it’s pretty much a full body workout.
‘You don’t have to do all these crazy leg routines. Increased circulation in the body will reduce the appearance of cellulite.’
When it comes to resistance training, Sarah focuses on her ‘hamstrings and booty’ with things like squats, bridges, kettle bell rows and lunges.
‘There are a few different exercise styles that I found particularly helpful – including really using resistance to help grow your booty and grow your hamstrings,’ she said.
‘I really don’t want this to be about it being the enemy because I still do have cellulite. It used to be the reason why I didn’t wear shorts.
‘Plyometric and aerobic style workouts are great too so things like jump squats and jump lunges are great.’
WATER AND DIET
‘I know we hear this all the time and it’s mind numbing by now but water is your bestie,’ Sarah said.
‘It detoxes the body, flushes everything out and gets bad bugs out of the system. I went and bought a jug from the health food store and it’s a natural water filter.
‘I will go through two jugs every single day. If you don’t like water try adding lime or lemon into it.
‘I actually noticed a huge improvement in my stomach. I had really bad cellulite on my stomach – I had it on my stomach, my arms, the back of my arms, the front of my legs and the back of my legs and my booty.’
Sarah’s favourite ingredients for reducing cellulite
With food it is all about hydration and getting the toxins out of your body but you can also implement certain ingredients that are going to boost the collagen, the circulation, the antioxidants and the mineral content in your body.
Antioxidant rich foods: Think berries, acai, camu powder, pineapples, Matcha green tea – anything that is a deep purple or red colour. They help to cleanse the body and reduce free radical damage.
Vitamin A and iodine: Think seaweed, baby spinach, kale and spirulina. My personal rule is the deeper green the better. I add seaweed sprinkles to my salads.
Healthy fats and omega 3: Think walnuts, flax seed, flax seed oil, hemp seeds and if you can stomach it, I recommend cod liver oil.
Collagen: My favourite is bone broth – it is full of amino acids that boosts collagen and smooths out the texture of your skin.
Hydration: Utilise foods that have a high water content like cucumber and watermelon. I have a kombucha every day too which is great for gut health.
Sarah would dry brush every night before bed when her cellulite was at its worst.
‘It’s all about circulation and engaging that fascia. I do my whole body and it’s dry so you don’t need any water,’ she said.
‘I always do it towards my heart in long strokes. Try to do it for around five to ten minutes, hop in the shower and use moisturiser after.
‘Cellulite is nothing to be ashamed of, most of us have it. Sometimes it is just the luck of the draw.’