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How to Get Rid of Cellulite Before You Hit the Beach

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Wondering if it’s possible to get rid of cellulite before summer vacation? What if we told you that you could see a major difference in just two weeks? It's true! We recommend a two-pronged approach to quickly flush the toxins that cause troublesome lumps and bumps and reveal smooth skin within 10 to 15 days. Here's how to do it.

Eliminate dairy products including milk, yogurt and cheese from your diet from now until your vacation. These creamy treats contain a hard-to-digest protein molecule (casein) that can get stuck in the lymph node ducts and trigger a backup of lymphatic fluids that carry waste out of the body. As a result, this toxin-laden fluid builds up in fat tissue and weakens the connective tissue that’s tasked with keeping fat cells from bulging against the skin. But 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.

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Enjoy at least two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds daily blended into smoothies, stirred into oatmeal or sprinkled on salads. These superfood seeds deliver a hefty dose of soluble fiber, which binds to trapped waste in lymph fluid and sweeps it out of the body to help get lymph moving faster. Plus, plant estrogens in flaxseeds stimulate the body’s production of the skin-firming protein collagen to help ensure your legs look extra smooth in time for your beach reveal.

Admit it: Who hasn't wanted to ask, "Help! I have a beach vacation next month. Is there a fast fix for cellulite?" While we can't promise the dimply skin will melt away for good, remember that between 80 and 90 percent of women do (or will) experience cellulite—so you're certainly not alone. While a diet low in fat, quitting smoking, and an active lifestyle may help reduce the incidence of "orange-peel skin," these quick fixes before you hit the beach can also offer temporary improvements. And when you're feeling healthy and confident, a little dimpled skin will seem like no problem at all.

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