Someone asked me to write a post on getting rid of cellulite, so here we are! :-)
Okay to start with everyone gets cellulite! It doesn’t matter how much you weigh, thin people can get it too, so you’re not alone at all. Cellulite refers to the uneven layers under your skin which cause your outside skin surface to look “dimpled”. These layers become uneven when pockets of fat under the skin expand due to either lack of exercise, age (growing etc.) or obesity. Cellulite can also be caused by fatty foods in your diet or lack of water intake. The fat cells uneven spacing and size radiate through the differing skin layers resulting in cellulite.
Now, how to get rid of it? Although cellulite doesn’t disappear completely, there are ways that you can make it almost unnotacable and prevent future cellulite from forming!
- Clean up your eating habits! Eat lots of fruits and leafy greens :-)
- Avoid and cut out junk food, butter, animal fats, soft drinks, processed foods and artificial colours and flavours. Limit sugar and salt, which aggravate fluid retention.
- Completely avoid toxins like alcohol and cigarettes!
- Drink a lot of water to hydrate your body and flush out toxins.
- Brush your skin with a loofah! This simple technique stimulates blood and lymph flow, removes dead skin cells and encourages new cell growth! :-)
- Maintain a healthy weight! Going under your own healthy weight can actually
To reduce cellulite you should engage in an exercise regime at least 3 times a week. This could include going to the gym or doing a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day. This alone will not help in the reduction of cellulite, however combine this with a healthy diet and you are well on your way to getting rid of cellulite.
Foods that help reduce cellulite:
- Fruits; Mangos Bananas: Circulation boosting and good fluid-retention fighters.
- Bright fruit and veg Blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, raspberries, Strawberries Cranberries Among the highest sources of antioxidants out there.
- Vegetables such as spinach, cauliflower they all have skin-strengthening lecithin Carrots Tomatoes Fennel Bell peppers.
- Well-cooked lentils, mung beans and red kidney beans are good sources of fibre. Broccoli, peas and lima beans, which supposedly help fight iflammation of the connective tissue.
- Add onions into your meal – onion is great to get rid of cellulite. It helps release water build-up from skin cells!
- Proteins such as white fish, chicken, beans and pulses: these contain amino acids that fight fluid retention! :-)
- fish: As well as being a good source of protein, this also contains essential fats that hydrate the skin (making cellulite less noticeable)
- Eggs: Incredibly high in detoxifying agents
- Bran and oat cereals.
- Lowfat dairy products.
- Salmon, walnuts, almonds and olive oil. They’re rich in essential fatty acids, which help repair skin tissue :-)
- Drink herbal. I love rooibus and chamomile :-)
- Eat plenty of fiber and wholegrain foods – fiber helps to get rid of waste products from the intestinal tract.
- Drink a glass of water with fresh lemon the first thing in the morning to detoxify your body. (best trick in the book!)
All of the above foods don’t just reduce cellulite but they set you up for a healthy lifestyle ensured with all the vitamins you need to have a healthy body!
Hope this helps, savarnas xxx
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Someone asked me to write a post on getting rid of cellulite, so here we are! :-)
(Not a photo of this recipe)
1 medium (120g) onions, chopped small
1 glove garlic, crushed
(1 medium (140g) potato, chopped small
1 huge/2 medium carrots (380g), chopped small
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp corriander seeds, ground
1 tsp dill seeds, ground
500 mls vegan stock
Juice of 1 medium/large orange
Heat the oil and add the onion and garlic. Fry until soft. Add the spices and mix for 30 seconds. Then add the carrots, potato, tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 30-60 minutes. The longer you leave it to cook the more flavour will be absorbed from the spices and vegetables. The less you cook the less likely nutrients and vitamins are going to be destroyed by temperature etc so its up to you! About 5 minutes before you serve, add the orange juice and mix in well. Serve with chopped parsley on top and a slice of wholewhat toast with hummus and paprika. Nom!!
This could be really yummy with a dollop of organic natural yogurt/soya yogurt on the top, or a dash of soya/oat milk to make it creamier. A beetroot and tomato salad would go great with this dish too!
This soup contains good sources of vitamin A, C, E, B6, folate and carotenoids as well as iron from the curry powder. Inspired by “The Food Bible”, magic added by you!
This serves 4 people, at 170 kcalories each.
by Bobby Sullivan
A friend e-mailed my husband Dr. Neport’s video clip last week (watch it here). I watched it and told my husband that it couldn’t hurt to try.
My mother is at end-stage Alzheimers. I found the coconut oil fairly easily and started using it instead of butter, grease, or other oils in all my food preperations.
In one week I have noticed a remarkable improvement in my mother. She is holding lucid conversations and has shown cognative reasoning that I have not seen in her in 3 years.
Also, both my mother and husband have had a drastic decline in the severity of their tremors/shakes that they had. All 3 of us are showing a drop in our blood-pressures, to the point that we don’t have to take our BP meds as often to avoid dropping our BP too low.
After reading and studying more on the benefits of coconut oil, I plan to increase the amount that we use daily to get our bodies back to a state of good health.
Quinoa Oat Porridge and Warm Almond Milk and Blueberries
Spicy Sesame Green Beans
Mmm, nom nom!! If you add almond flakes and used broccoli or other leafy greens this dish would be higher in calcium. A great side for any meal, especially if you are vegan. To make it a main dish why not add some tofu, which could be pre-marinated in the spicy sauce mix and some extra oil = even more calcium!
(Not a picture of my dish, but looks pretty similar!)
Just whipped this up in an attempt to be healthy and use up the sprouted grains I have in the fridge. Really enjoyed making this! Such awesome smells and colours :)
1 cup sprouted chickpeas
2 cups sprouted quinoa
1/2 cup red lentils
550mls vegan stock
1 tbsp ground nut oil
1/2 red bell pepper
3 small celery sticks
1 medium onion, sliced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 chili, chopped
1 slice of pineapple (3-4 cm thick), chopped into small cubes
2 tsp ground coriander seed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1-2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp mustard
4 cardamon pods, crushed to separate seeds. Keep the seeds and discard the husks
Juice from 1/4 small lemon
2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
Chopped fresh parsley
Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onions, garlic and chili until soft. Add the cardamon, coriander, cumin and turmeric and stir for 30 seconds. Mix in the lentils, chickpeas and quinoa and add the stock and mustard. Mix in the black pepper, vegetables, pineapple and ginger and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 50 minutes, adding the lemon juice 10 minutes before the end.
Add the chopped parsley once served.
This dish is really filling and has an amazing sweet touch to it, thanks to the tropical fruit. Why not try using mango instead? This was delish with some rye bread and beetroot salad, but you could have anything! How about a baked sweet potato and a tomato salad or brown rice and a cucumber/carrot slaw? The possibilities are endless.
This would probably serve 4 people, having 2/3 cup full each. I used quite a lot of quinoa grains and you could add more to bulk it up. It has a very slight watery consistency but again, this depends on how many pulses/grains you add to soak up the stock. Its a very easy meal to experiment with!
Love and light <3
Exams went well, aromatherapy was a bitch though. I came home and made a celebratory dinner for myself. A pathetic excuse for a stress-binge…fat whore :( Feel like fucking hell of legs, want to curl into a ball and melt. I hate food. I fucking hate everything about eating, except making the stuff. I could cook endlessly for everyone but I just hate how I feel when I eat. I seem to keep trying to pretend and lie to myself that I find pleasure in it but to be honest, that pleasure goes the instant I feel any form of satiety. I wish i could survive on air and sunlight.
I literally just rumbled this together for lunch and my GOD is it yummy :)
1/2 quinoa, rinsed
1 tsp vegan stock
1/4cucumber chopped into small chunks
1/2 onion chopped small
1 green bell pepper chopped small
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground nut oil
juice of a slice of lemon
2 tsp coriander seed, ground
1 tsp dill seed, ground
lots of freshly ground black pepper
chives, chopped roughly
a sprinkling of cayenne pepper
1 tsp mixed dried herbs
Cover the quinoa with hot water, add stock and simmer until all the water has been absorbed by the grains. This takes about 10-15 minutes, but keep an eye on it incase more water needs to be added. You want the quinoa to turn see through, with a little white spot in the centre.
While this is cooking, chop up all the vegetables and add to a medium sized bowl along with the spices and herbs. When the quinoa is cooked, add it to the bowl and mix everything together really well using some large spoons. Leave to stand for 15 minutes to cool and absorb the flavour of the herbs/spices.
I’d say this serves two people really well, or you could have it as a little side portion for 3-4 people. It is such a simple recipe and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and cook. You can add more ingredients to suit the amount of people you are serving, so experiment! Its the kind of thing I make when I have little energy to cook for ages, like when I come in from college. Have fun :)
Love and light
Easy Vegan Raw Moroccan Salad Platter
so i didn’t have any garbanzo beans, so this isn’t entirely raw. it would have been had i had the beans to hand, so ignore my cooked chickpeas and replace with sprouts. or if you want the cooked chickpeas have the cooked chickpeas.
moroccan tomato and dill salad
dill is one of my favorite foods ever, it’s the greek in me. i sneak it into so many salads. this salad is simple and easy consisting of tomatoes, red onion, cumin, curry powder, parsley, olive oil, ground black pepper and lots of fresh dill. you can also use a little red wine vinegar.
moroccan chickpea salad
this salad is a lot like hummus, just without the mashing and tahini. sprouted garbanzo beans or chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, cumin, parsley, spring onions, 1 clove garlic, lots of ground pepper.
moroccan carrot salad
grated carrots, lemon, parsley, 2 cloves garlic, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, minced green chillies, cayenne pepper, olive oil, lots of ground pepper. i like to add raisins, but i didn’t have any in.
i sprinkled a little pink himalayan salt over the whole thing. if eating raw, serve with raw crispbreads. if not, serve with whole wheat pita. xxxx
I try to eat a largely vegan diet, although I do eat cheese and yogurt sometimes as well as the odd egg from the ducks/hens out in the garden. I usually only eat cheese if I am out for a meal and have no other choice or if someone is cooking for me. I only eat organic natural yogurt for the probiotics, as I tend to get bad bloating and gas and stomach pains if I eat too much veg/salad/greens/raw foods etc. I figure if the cow is happy and is eating good foods itself, then why not munch a little dairy?
I thought some of you might be interested to see how easy, nutritious and yummy a vegan meal can be! This was my dinner tonight, and I am totally stuffed!
- 1 slice of rye bread with soya margarine and marmite (yeast spread)
- mixed lettuce leaves, rocket, celery and mung beans tossed in sesame oil, groundnut oil, lemon juice, marjoram, pepper, cumin, mixed seeds and ground flax seed
- sliced red pepper
- lightly steamed carrot and leek straight from the garden
- lightly steamed mushrooms
- celery topped with organic no added salt peanut butter (nom nom nom…)
- a mug of dandelion, lemon and ginger tea :)
- a couple of teaspoons of organic natural yogurt
Experiment, have a day or 2 off from eating animal sourced foods. Read up on nutrition and learn how to feed your body with love and care :) My aim at each meal is to try and have as much colour as possible! The more colour usually means more nutrients and vitamins! Snack on chooped fresh fruit topped with ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and other yummy spices! Add chooped or ground nuts and a dollop of yogurt or honey if you wish. Spend that extra little bit on organic free range dairy if you can’t avoid it. How about trying oat milk, rice milk or almond milk with your cereal? Its a lot sweeter than cow’s milk which makes porridge or museli taste super awesome :) try buying so agave syrup, a natural low GI sweetener which can be added to anything, just like honey. Tastes amazing in stir fries and curries too!
Anyway, enough food rambles. I get a bit excited and enthusiastic about food sometimes. Remember, you are what you eat. Food is medicine, listen to your body :)
Love and happiness my furry friends xoxo
I have just made the best hot cocoa ever.
Heat up a cup of rice milk, adding 1 large heaped teaspoon of natural, unsweetened cocoa powder. Then mix in 2 teaspoons of agave syrup and stir in well, mixing all the lumps out of the cocoa. Reheat for a minute.
As it uses agave nectar, its glycaemic index is very low meaning that you won’t get that “sugar fix” or insulin peak. It is therefore good for keeping blood sugar levels at bay, good for diabetics and people wanting to keep an eye on their weight. The cocoa has anti-oxidants in it and can help fight depression. Rice milk is a vegan alternative for milk and enriched in calium it helps provide a good source of calcium for healthy teeth and bones.Animals stay happy :)
This is a healthy and happy alternative for the original, saturated fatty, high in sugar, insulin boosting hot chocolate you may be used to. Have it guilt free and keep your body happy :) No one needs to give up the things they crave in a happy world!
I was making clay fruit and veggies in college today and after class, I glanced in the bin and saw that all the fruit and veg we had been using was sitting ontop off the paper towels and bits of old discarded clay! I was furious! I managed to bring home a turnip, 3 apples, 2 onions and a chilli. For dinner I had turnip curry with parsnip and apple, lentil daahl, baked polenta and a fresh baby baguette with soya butter. Holy jesus, the best free meal ever!!!
On a serious note though, I do not understand why so many people are afraid to eat food that they haven’t bought themselves, or in this case, food which has a bit of dry clay on it. (Clay comes from the earth, I mean what the hell do you think vegetables grow in huh!!) There is such a massive waste of food in this country, let alone the world, and so many people go hungry everyday. Even being a student with little money I need to save and I notice everything…a wee sale here, price reduced there, something edible in a bin over there… If its edible then why the fuck throw it away! Now supermarkets are putting unsold, out of date foods in toxic waste disposal units to create biological energy. Fair enough, but shouldn’t it be sent to the hungry first? I know places where they put LOCKS ON THE BINS to prevent people raking them! WHAT THE FUCK!? I agree that if somebody gets sick from eating food which is technically out of date and has been at the bottom of a bin then the supermarkets needs to protect themselves from law suits, but seriously, I have never met a freegan who was willing to take someone to court cos of an upset tummy. I am sick of all this waste. Hummus is what, chickpeas and olive oil. It can be stored in a fridge for a week after its sell by date, even more. Yogurt can keep for a long time after its sell by date, even 2 weeks, if it is properly sealed. Cheese too, I mean cheese is matured over months, another few weeks won’t hurt. Its gone hard? Melt the bugger! People need to realise how much they take for granted, and how what we consider “useless” is precious to the simple minded.
I urge you all, stop wasting valuable food. Start being open minded. Look in bins, the reduced sections in shops and the late night bread stands! I have bought whole baguettes from shops at 9pm for 1 pence! thats like 2 cents or something! Look with your eyes and you will discover so much. Don’t be hesitant to what people think when you have your arm in a bin, because you can be the one smiling when you hand them a bowl of homemade, FREE, veggie soup :)
Love and happiness xoxox