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How to Lose Cellulite in 2 Weeks

by
author image Lisa M. Wolfe
A mother of two and passionate fitness presenter, Lisa M. Wolfe had her first fitness article published in 2001. She is the author of six fitness books and holds an Associate of Arts in exercise science from Oakland Community College. When not writing, Wolfe is hula-hooping, kayaking, walking or cycling.
How to Lose Cellulite in 2 Weeks
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Cellulite is stores of fat separated into honeycomb shaped compartments. You need fat stores to supply energy for your workouts and to provide a cushion for the body. When the cells in these stores outnumber the ones you use, you begin to see the cellulite just under the skin. While you cannot rid your body of cellulite, you can reduce the dimpled appearance. Genetics play a large role in how visible cellulite is, but you may be able to somewhat diminish that visibility in two weeks, depending on how quickly you burn fat.

Step 1

Perform 20 to 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least three days each week to burn fat as fuel and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Increase your exercise to a daily workout to see faster results. Exercise at an intensity level that is 70 to 80 percent of your maximum heart rate, says the American Council on Exercise. Calculate this by subtracting your age from 220 and multiplying the result by 0.70 and 0.80.

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Step 2

Choose cardiovascular exercises that are full-body rhythmic movements such as walking, cycling, skating, stair climbing, dancing, swimming and rowing. Include a variety of exercises to stimulate your fat stores to burn a higher number of calories.

Step 3

Use resistance tools to perform a total-body workout three days each week. This will burn calories and tighten the muscles to lessen the appearance of celllulite. Perform one to three sets of eight to 12 repetitions of an exercise for each major muscle group including your shoulders, back, chest, arms, core, hips and legs. Rest for one day between workouts.

Step 4

Eat a low-fat diet that includes fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, lean meats, whole grains, beans and eggs. Reduce your intake of sugary foods such as cookies and cakes.

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