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cellulite...any ideas/suggestions?

Posted by Rachel on May 01, 2002 at 15:53:10:

Hi all,

I have read a ton of information on cellulite and one of the main things I have summized is that cellulite has alot to do with genes. The thing that I don't understand is that neither of my parents or brothers have cellulite and I do! Its located mainly on my thighs (not so much on my calves) and my butt. I am 5'7 and weigh 130lbs so I am certainly not overweight. I workout daily, walk 2 miles a day,take yoga etc..and eat healthy but still suffer from cellulite. I would look fine in shorts, etc..because my legs aren't big or fat but the bumpy look is so horrific and I'm embarrassed to be at the beach without a towel around my waist. My husband says its interesting how my top and bottom look like they don't belong together. I am very fit and very skinny with a non existent waist but then below the waist its just horrible.
Any ideas?



Mine went away when I quit dairy...

Posted by labrat on May 01, 2002 at 15:57:06:

In Reply to: cellulite...any ideas/suggestions? posted by Rachel on May 01, 2002 at 15:53:10:

and also started eating whole foods. It took around 6 months.

One other person said they tried quitting dairy and it didn't work for them, but it did make a big difference to me, combined with the whole foods diet.

Good luck!
~~~8>



Labrat, I am totally addicted to dairy! When my hunger is at its worst,...

Posted by Rachel on May 01, 2002 at 16:43:12:

In Reply to: Mine went away when I quit dairy... posted by labrat on May 01, 2002 at 15:57:06:

the first thing I do is grab for cheese or yogurt to settle down the growl. I am a very picky eater; don't like many foods (don't like chicken, turkey, fish, etc..) and the thought of taking dairy out of my diet kills me! Hmmmm...



Re: Labrat, I am totally addicted to dairy! When my hunger is at its worst,...

Posted by kmd on May 01, 2002 at 19:04:01:

In Reply to: Labrat, I am totally addicted to dairy! When my hunger is at its worst,... posted by Rachel on May 01, 2002 at 16:43:12:

Walt also recommends total removal of dairy to get rid of cellulite. Do you think you could re-try some of the foods you haven't liked, maybe new ways of preparing them, etc?

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Re: cellulite...any ideas/suggestions?

Posted by Shannon on May 01, 2002 at 20:53:23:

In Reply to: cellulite...any ideas/suggestions? posted by Rachel on May 01, 2002 at 15:53:10:

I have the exact same problem. I am 5'5" and weigh 115 and still have horrible cellulite on the back of my legs. It makes me so mad b/c no matter how much exercise I do it doesn't go away. I too won't go swimming on the beach which is my favorite thing to do. I always have to have something wrapped around me. I was in a long term relationship and never felt comfortable showing him. Not even my best friends know about my horrible cellulite. It is the only reason why I am unhappy with my body. I don't think I can try the no dairy thing b/c to have to wait 6 months before noticing if it even will work for you seems too extreme. I have tried those cellulite creams and they don't work for me. I am thinking about endotermolgie or something like that, but I hear it is very expensive.



Re: cellulite...any ideas/suggestions? (Dairy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 02, 2002 at 08:06:03:

In Reply to: cellulite...any ideas/suggestions? posted by Rachel on May 01, 2002 at 15:53:10:

Hi, Rachel.

I hope you are not like many people who say that their cellulitis bothers them terribly but not enough to totally eliminate dairy for 6-12 months to see what happens.

See the milk archives.

Walt

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You aren't serious, right?

Posted by labrat on May 02, 2002 at 12:48:37:

In Reply to: Re: cellulite...any ideas/suggestions? posted by Shannon on May 01, 2002 at 20:53:23:

Shannon,

So, compared to feeling bad about your body, hiding your cellulite from a long term boyfriend and your best friend, and generally having body image/confidence problems, you think 6 months of no dairy is extreme????!!

Sounds like what you are going through is extreme!

You need to learn more about dairy. It's really not good for you anyway, and cutting it out will be one step in the right direction as far as your overall health goes.

Six months is NOTHING compared to feeling better for the rest of your life! Eating whole foods, and cutting out stuff that you're allergic and/or sensitive to, and avoiding dairy will keep you healthy in so many more ways.

Endermologie is only temporary and isn't guaranteed to work. I'd be worried about it's long term effects as far as breaking up the connective tissue, too.

It will not hurt you in any way to try going off dairy for 6 months or for the rest of your life....

good luck,

~~~8>




Your term, "addiction" says a lot !

Posted by labrat on May 02, 2002 at 12:52:51:

In Reply to: Labrat, I am totally addicted to dairy! When my hunger is at its worst,... posted by Rachel on May 01, 2002 at 16:43:12:

Rachel,

The fact that you say that tells me you probably DO have a sensitivity to it and are allergic! Sounds backwards I know, but try to read up on food allergies in the archives and it will explain how that can be...

I'm guessing you're eating commerically prepared yogurt, too with either sugar or artificial sweeteners? and most likely other additives???

You might try as kmd suggested, and just mix it up more.

In the long run, it depends on how bad you want to get rid of the cellulite and how much you feel like making health your hobby!

Keep us posted!

~~~8>

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Re: cellulite...any ideas/suggestions?

Posted by Donna E. on May 02, 2002 at 12:58:56:

In Reply to: Re: cellulite...any ideas/suggestions? posted by Shannon on May 01, 2002 at 20:53:23:

6 months from now when the Endermologie has to be constant to work, and probably won't work anyway (and how many dollars later?) you're going to say "Gosh, I wish I would have quit the dairy." Then, you're going to have to wait another 6 months and quit the dairy.

But, I guess you're like me. You have to do all the wrong things first before you'll commit to something that will work.

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Re: You aren't serious, right?

Posted by Shannon on May 02, 2002 at 13:11:23:

In Reply to: You aren't serious, right? posted by labrat on May 02, 2002 at 12:48:37:

If I knew that this was 100% guranteed to work for me I would do it in a heartbeat. My favorite food is cheese and I wouldn't want to eliminate it from my diet. Besides don't so many foods have some amount of dairy in it. I couldn't live a normal life. I go out to dinner all the time as a social thing and it is something I enjoy doing. Staying in and eating a perfect whole foods/no dairy diet would not make me happy b/c it would take away from things I find enjoyable. No dairy would mean no lowfat cream cheese on my bagels, no lowfat cheese in my eggwhite omeletes, no stuffed shell at my favorite italian restaurant...



Like I said to Rachel, it depends how much you hate the cellulite!

Posted by labrat on May 02, 2002 at 14:03:01:

In Reply to: Re: You aren't serious, right? posted by Shannon on May 02, 2002 at 13:11:23:

I understand your reservations. I have had to give up grains, dairy and refined sugar. So, the cream cheese wasn't missed since there is no bagel to begin with!

It's difficult, but not impossible to go out and avoid dairy (and even grain and sugar!). It takes work and educating yourself too. As far as guarantees, nOthing in life is guaranteed, Shannon, so I guess for an experiment, I would not hesitate if I were you, but I'm not!! :-)

Good luck whatever you decide - and I'm sorry if I sounded harsh in my previous post - I re-read it and didn't mean to come on so strong!

~~~8>

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BE CAREFUL YOU CHEESE LOVERS!!!

Posted by Melanie on May 03, 2002 at 13:37:47:

In Reply to: Re: You aren't serious, right? posted by Shannon on May 02, 2002 at 13:11:23:

I used to love cheese and ate a lot of it. At a routine physical my last year in high school, I got my cholesterol checked and it was 317! My HDL was extra high which is good, but not high enough to be the cause of my cholesterol being in the danger zone. After keeping track of what I ate for 2 months, staying on a 2,000 calorie a day diet and never exceeding 65g fat and 20g of saturated fat, I was able to bring my cholesterol down to 160. My HDL stayed extra high which is good and my LDL went WAY DOWN. In addition, I lost 20 pounds and all the cellulite on my legs went away. I didn't even exercise except for short walks with my dog. I know how wonderful cheese is and how difficult it is to give it up, but it isn't worth your health... remember that!



Re: BE CAREFUL YOU CHEESE LOVERS!!!

Posted by Sensual on May 03, 2002 at 15:22:33:

In Reply to: BE CAREFUL YOU CHEESE LOVERS!!! posted by Melanie on May 03, 2002 at 13:37:47:

I love cheese too, but only eat feta cheese cos I think it is lower in fat. I think it contains something like 20% fat content. Not sure of this though. Have to check package info. But figure that if it doesnt melt,(and it doesnt melt) must be quite low in fat. Anyway, it beats some of the other low fat, bland cheeses out there.

Sensual

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so you never consumed any dairy

Posted by Shannon on May 04, 2002 at 11:23:44:

In Reply to: BE CAREFUL YOU CHEESE LOVERS!!! posted by Melanie on May 03, 2002 at 13:37:47:

Dr. Stoll says that you have to give up dairy entirely if you want the cellulite to go away. Did you do this or did it just go away when you lost weight?



The ONLY other dairy that I ate was skim.. fat free milk. nm

Posted by Melanie on May 05, 2002 at 03:57:14:

In Reply to: so you never consumed any dairy posted by Shannon on May 04, 2002 at 11:23:44:



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Re: so you never consumed any dairy (Archive in dairy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 05, 2002 at 09:13:54:

In Reply to: so you never consumed any dairy posted by Shannon on May 04, 2002 at 11:23:44:

Thanks, Shannon.

There are a few people who will eliminate their cellulite with this approach since at least part of the cellulite effect is from the hormones in the milk and they are adsorbed to the fat in the milk. Fat free would not have enough of the adsorbed hormones to keep the cellulite.

When I give a recommendation on this BB, I couch it in terms that will help the highest % or participants. That means that some people will still get results doing less.

Since much of the cellulite effect is from a hypersensitive response to caseine, & fat free milk still has all of it's caseine in it, this could not have been the case for Melanie.

I would say that her experience was lucky and totally due to the hormones in the dairy.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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