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Tips to Avoid Pregnancy Cellulite

Cellulite occurs when fats, fluids and toxins are trapped deep in the skin and the connective tissue thickens and hardens, giving the skin a cottage cheese look.

During pregnancy, estrogen and progesterone levels are high. As a result, pregnant women have increased fatty deposits, weight gain, water retention, and weakened fiber structure.

But don't despair, there are some things that you can do now to prevent pregnancy cellulite.

1. Drink lots of water. Water cleanses the digestive system and flushes toxins and waste out of the body.
2. Eat a moderately low-fat, low-sugar, high fiber diet with emphasis on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
3. Avoid salty foods as much as possible. Salty foods increase water retention and make cellulite appear worse.
4. Be physically active. Physical activity is extremely important in aiding proper circulation.

By the way, the two most effective ways for women to get rid of body fat and cellulite and get back to pre-pregnancy shape are breast-feeding and exercise, so be prepared. It’s also important to know how to build and repair the muscles that were compromised during pregnancy so you can avoid things like a permanent pot belly and thick waist.

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