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The Cellulite diet: Three days to smoother thighs!

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Cellulite diet
Cellulite is incredibly common and seems to appear out of nowhere (owing to the fact that it's hereditary - thanks mum!), but that doesn't mean you can't get rid of cellulite when you decide you've had enough of that orange peel.

A combination of cellulite-busting exercises and the right diet can have a massive impact on those lumps and bumps, but where to start?

Our cellulite diet specifically targets the problem area that seems to be affected by dimples the most (aka, our thighs), so you can lose 6lb in just three days and blast your cellulite, too!

Say hello to smoother thighs with our three-day cellulite diet, and carry it on for another three weeks to see even better results!

Part One

Hero foods
Add 3 bananas and at least 500ml milk a day to your diet to boost your weight loss and reduce cellulite.

Bananas
This fruit is a wonderful source of nutrition. At around 95 cals, a banana contains:

  • Potassium to help eliminate water retention and reduce blood pressure

  • Fibre to cleanse toxins from your body

  • Carbohydrates for energy

  • Vitamin B6, calcium, zinc and folic acid

Always choose bananas that are slightly green for fewer calories and steady energy release.

Milk
Milk is essential to our diet because it contains:

  • Protein, which helps the renewal of cells in the skin

  • Magnesium, which helps regenerate the skin

  • Water - every 200ml milk contains 180ml water, which helps flush away toxins

  • Always use skimmed milk as it contains all the protein and calcium you need with none of the fat. You can have your milk in lattes or milky cappuccinos.


    Switch to skimmed milk for your coffee fix!

    Three-day kick-start plan

    This easy eating plan will get you off to a good start. Repeat for three days.

    Breakfast
:
    Skimmed latte or low-cal hot chocolate made with skimmed milk. 1 banana served with 1 small pot plain low-fat yoghurt OR 1 banana blended with 200ml skimmed milk, 2tbsp low-fat yogurt and 1tsp honey

    Mid-Morning
:
    250ml glass skimmed milk, cappuccino or latte

    Lunch:
    
1 banana with 3tbsp low-fat cottage cheese plus 2 glasses of water with 6 slices of cucumber

    Mid-Afternoon:
    
As mid-morning

    Dinner
:
    200ml pineapple juice before dinner - it contains an enzyme called papain, which aids digestion and stops bloating. 100g sliced chicken breast, 30g grated cheese, or 3 slices ham, served with a large mixed salad: lettuce baby spinach, carrot, 1tbsp sweetcorn, 1tbsp peas, red and yellow peppers, tomatoes. Drizzle with 3tbsp walnut oil and balsamic vinegar dressing

    Dessert
:
    1 banana baked in orange juice. Sprinkle with 1tsp brown sugar, grill. Serve with 2tbsp low-fat plain yogurt


    Drink a glass of pineapple juice before dinner - the enzyme is contains aids digestion and stops you feeling bloated!

    Three-week cellulite buster

    Start with the three-day diet, then follow this eating plan for three weeks - it will help you lose your dimples and up to 12lb. Between meals you can have unlimited skimmed milk.

    Day 1

    Breakfast
:
    Banana smoothie: blend 1 banana with tbsp low-fat plain yogurt, 300ml skimmed milk and 1tsp honey

    Lunch
:
    Small pot low-fat cottage cheese with 1 sliced banana

    Dinner:
    250ml pineapple juice. 170g skinless chicken breast, sliced and stir-fried with mixed veg
1 sliced banana with 2tbsp low-fat custard

    Day 2

    Breakfast
:
    Banana smoothie: blend 1 banana with tbsp low-fat plain yogurt, 300ml skimmed milk and 1tsp honey

    Lunch
:
    250ml skimmed milk. 2 Ryvita Multigrain topped with 1tbsp low-fat soft cheese and 1 sliced tomato. 1 banana

    Dinner
:
    250ml pineapple juice. 170g fillet of white fish baked in skimmed milk. Serve with 3tbsp steamed spinach, 3tbsp carrot puree and 3 broccoli florets. Fresh fruit salad with 1 banana, ½ apple, 3 strawberries annd 6 grapes, serve with 2tsp half-fat crème fraiche

    Day 3

    Breakfast:
    
1 slice granary toast, unsaturated spread and 2tsp honey. 1 banana. 1 skimmed latte or 250ml glass skimmed milk

    Lunch
:
    2 Ryvitas, 2tsp peanut butter, 1 sliced banana. 250ml glass skimmed milk

    Dinner
:
    250ml pineapple juice. 1 salmon fillet, 1tsp rocket pesto and 2 slices Parma ham. Drizzle with oil and bake for 30mins. Serve with veg. Fruit salad with 1 sliced banana and 8 strawberries

    Day 4

    Breakfast:
    30g Special K with 1 sliced banana and 300ml skimmed milk. 1 skimmed latte

    Lunch:
    
Portion fresh fruit salad made with 1 banana, 3 strawberries, 3 slices mango, 1tbsp blueberries and 6 grapes. Serve with small low-fat yogurt

    Dinner:
    
Omelette: 1 egg yolk, 3 egg whites filled with small pot low-fat cottage cheese. Serve with green watercress salad with 2tbsp vinaigrette dressing. Fresh fruit salad (as Day 2)

    Day 5

    Breakfast:
    30g Special K with 1 banana and 300ml skimmed milk

    Lunch
:
    Top 2 Ryvitas with hummus and tomatoes. 120g fat-free yogurt, 1 banana. 1 skimmed latte

    Dinner:
    
250ml pineapple juice. Unlimited veg stir-fry with 3tbsp rice or couscous served wth 1tbsp soy sauce and 1tbsp pine nuts. Fruit salad (as Day 3)

    Day 6

    Breakfast:
    
1 Weetabix, 1 sliced banana and 250ml skimmed milk

    Lunch:
    
Tuna salad. 2tbsp low-fat yogurt and 1 sliced banana

    Dinner:
    
250ml pineapple juice. Unlimited stir-fry veg with a handful of pasta, 2tbsp chopped tomatoes in olive oil and garlic, and 2tsp Parmesan. Banana and custard (as Day 1)

    Day 7

    Breakfast:
    
2 Ryvita Multigrain with 1 banana and 1tsp low-fat crème fraiche. 250ml skimmed milk

    Lunch:
    
2 slices chicken, salad with 2tsp mustard dressing. Fresh fruit salad. 2tsp low-fat yogurt

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    Dinner
:
    250ml pineapple juice. Pan-fried chicken escalope with 3tbs ratatouille. 1 banana and custard (as Day 1)

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