The 6 Foods That Give You Cellulite

The 6 Foods That Give You Cellulite

Last update: 04 May, 2015

Cellulite cannot be fought with exercise and skin creams alone. You need a balanced diet and need to drink plenty of water as well. However, how do you pick out the tips that really work from the range of advice that is out there? A good place to start is by eliminating the foods from your diet that are known to cause cellulite.

Here are the top culprits for causing cellulite in most women. If you carry on consuming these you will find it hard to get rid of the cellulite that you already have.

White sugar

White sugar is simply not nutritious and you do not need it in your diet at all. It consists of “empty calories”, which also contribute to the appearance of cellulite and make us put on weight. On top of that, it is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes and it certainly contributes towards tooth decay. White sugar also acidifies the blood and robs the body of minerals, like calcium which can make teeth and bones even weaker.

Start your fight against cellulite by eliminating white sugar from your diet and replacing it with a healthy alternative, such as:

  • brown sugar
  • honey
  • cane sugar
  • maple syrup
  • agave nectar
  • grain molasses (from rice or barley)
  • natural syrups (from fruits like apples and pears).


Refined (table) salt

You should take steps to remove table salt from your diet because it is a refined salt. It only contains sodium chloride, which is known to cause fluid retention and poor circulation. These two conditions led to cellulite. It’s a lot healthier to choose sea salt or Himalayan salt. These products are rich in minerals and trace elements.

You cold stop using salt altogether and instead use ocean water in your cooking. You’ll find it at health food stops or online at specialist health web sites. Use it as you would salt for stews, soups, and pasta sauces.

Fried food

Fried food is not healthy food. It is high in poor-quality fat. The very act of heating fat to high temperatures creates toxic substances that the body tends to accumulate. This will add to your cellulite problem. Instead, try to grill, steam, bake, saute, or cook your food in a wok.  


Alcoholic beverages do not actually cause cellulite, but they can constrict blood vessels in the skin and this can make cellulite worse. Alcohol also gives you “empty calories” which just makes you put on weight without gaining any nutrients. The body metabolises alcohol into sugar. Alcoholic beverages are known to promote fluid retention and increase the deposit of fat particles in your thighs, arms, abdomen and glutes. Try to substitute that glass of wine for natural juices, infusions, or water.


Refined foods

The modern, Western diet is made up of many unhealthy foods containing refined, white flour. This can cause toxins to accumulate in the body, and this triggers cellulite in certain areas. They also cause constipation, which allows toxins to hang around for longer in our gut. Substitute refined products for whole grains and if you bake at home use whole grain flour.

Watch how many carbohydrates you are ingesting each day. If you don’t use up all of the energy they provide, your body will turn it into fat. Instead, consume balanced portions of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and protein.  

Junk food

As the name suggests, this is not a good idea! Junk food includes things like pastries, burgers and chips. These foods will certainly make your cellulite problem worse! They contain all the cellulite triggers – refined flour, sugar, refined salt and trans fat.

They also increase your risk of developing cancer and coronary heart disease.

They don’t even stop you from feeling hungry! They are not satisfying and just leave you wanting more and more food. This is hardly going to help you calorie-controlled diet! And it certainly won’t help you get rid of cellulite.

Eliminate them from your diet all together for the best results!