I have a beach vacation next month. Is there a fast fix for cellulite?
Yes! Many women find that giving up dairy products, including milk, yogurt and cheese, can reduce the appearance of cellulite within 10 to 15 days. Why it works: These foods contain a hard-to-digest protein (called casein) that blocks lymph-node ducts and causes a backup of the lymphatic fluid that carry toxins out of the body. As a result, this waste-laden fluid builds up in fat tissue and weakens the connective tissue that’s tasked with keeping fat cells from bulging against the skin. Cutting out dairy (even for a week or two) gives your system a break from this protein long enough to restore lymphatic circulation and flush the dimple-causing toxins.
If you don’t want to give up dairy, take heart: You can still get smoother-looking skin by sipping a combination of 1 oz. of unsweetened cranberry juice and 7 oz. of water 4 to 6 times daily. The juice’s flavonoids work to break down lumpy deposits of lymphatic waste.