Are These Food Ingredients Causing Unsightly Cellulite?

By Paul Scicluna

Cellulite (also known as adiposis edematosa) has been a hot topic for a long time but all for the wrong reasons. It has been driving women crazy for centuries, trying to work out how to get rid of cellulite.

The word cellulite, from the French, from cellule meaning "a small cell" was first used around the 1920's in Europe by beauty and spa business owners to promote their products and services. It started appearing in English publications around the 1960's. It was to describe the shadowy, dimpled and bumpy appearance of skin in the lower body of those who suffer from it.

Those beauty spas wanted to make money from those with cellulite all those years ago and nothing has changed. And as many women will know, all these lotions, potions and miracle cures never seem to work. To get rid of cellulite there's no point in rubbing on creams, gels and lotions or go on a trip to the beauty spa. So save your money and stop using these products and services for a cellulite cure.

What if you could be causing cellulite or exacerbating the problem due to certain foods in your diet?

More and more people are consuming processed foods. I know it's convenient but I've said for years that when it comes to food, convenience kills.

Processed foods contain so many chemicals, flavorings, colorings, enhancers, preservatives and many other additives that should be avoided if you care about your health and beauty.

So many of these additives and chemicals can imbalance your hormones and negatively impact your overall health. Hormone balance is vital for good health and very important to keep your body fat in check. From a beauty perspective, hormones are also responsible for everything from skin texture and tone, through to shape and firmness.

Try and avoid as many additives and chemicals by eliminating processed foods as much as you can. This is the most important step. You can easily achieve this by choosing fresh and natural ingredients.

It's also good to know some of the harmful ingredients that you should avoid when you are buying processed and packaged food items.

Below are some ingredients that are added to many processed foods and should be avoided:

1 - MSG (monosodium glutamate)

2 - Acesulfame Potassium (Acesulfame K or Ace K. European Union: E950)

3 - Aspartame

4 - Sucralose

These additives have been show to do all sorts of thing to the human body from imbalance your hormones to tricking your body into storing more fat - not less.

When reading the ingredients list, if you see "emulsifier", "conditioner" as well as "stabilizer" on any ingredient label, then you might want to give that product a miss. You'll be surprised just how many food items they are in.

So if you avoid these food chemicals combined with a good workout routine, your hormones will benefit, resulting in less fat being stored on your body.

To great health,

Paul Scicluna

The One Surprising Ingredient In Processed Foods That Are Making People Fat

By Paul Scicluna

As a health coach, I’ve heard so many times from people that they keep getting told to eat less and exercise more if they want to lose weight. So they eat less and exercise more but they still can’t seem to melt that fat away. This is where all the scam diets, supplements and fat burning pills, lotions and potions are being bought by the public in the hope of finding the fastest way to lose weight.

But when that stubborn fat hasn’t been lost, people ask, “Why am I not losing weight?” I’m going to share with you the one surprising ingredient in processed foods that are making people fat, and tips to help your weight loss efforts.

As I’ve been saying for years, weight gain can be more complex than once thought. It’s only just starting to reach the mainstream media but scientists are slowly realizing that weight gain and obesity seems to be more complex than was first thought.

Many medical experts are calling for obesity to be labeled a disease. This in turn results in their solution being of course - drugs and surgery. However, researchers have shown a popular processed food additive could be contributing to the fat people are gaining.

The latest research from Georgia State University believe emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods disrupt the good bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract, making your body hold on to more fat.

Start reducing the amount of processed foods you consume not only to lose weight but for better health overall!

Start reducing the amount of processed foods you consume not only to lose weight but for better health overall!

Emulsifiers are used in processed foods to extend their shelf life, make the foods more artificially palatable, and stop oils and water from separating to name a few. They can be found in everything from your store bought salad dressings to frozen desserts, right through to breads, cakes, margarines and peanut butter. 

The researchers gave mice the same dose of emulsifiers to what an average person would consume through processed foods in their diets. The researchers found that the mice had dramatically altered gut bacteria through the consumption of these emulsifiers.

What the altered gut bacteria led to was inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome. This included Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These conditions have dramatically increased since processed foods have become more prevalent in the modern day diet.

Around 85% of your immune system is based in your gastrointestinal tract. That’s why you need a good balance of bacteria.  So if ingredients like emulsifiers as well as antibiotics both strip the body of good bacteria, then there is an imbalance. As a result, this not only impacts your health but also your fat burning efforts.

If you are trying to lose weight and improve your health then reducing processed foods is a must. You can also help your gut bacteria out by introducing foods with gut friendly bacteria in order to protect our gut.

This can include increasing your fiber intake by eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. These will also give you a good supply of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, anti-oxidants and fiber. Also foods such as kidney beans, lima beans, chickpeas, cabbage, bananas, asparagus as well as properly fermented sauerkraut, natural kefir and Greek yoghurts are foods that will help improve your gut bacteria.

So remove harmful processed foods, introduce fresh fruits and vegetables and probiotic rich foods and watch this improve your fat burning efforts.

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