Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Important Anti Cellulite Diet Reminders

By Mandy Adamsen

People often wonder if an anti cellulite diet is really the solution to their problem. The truth is that maintaining the right diet will not always get rid of all of your cellulite. Even the slimmest and most fit people still have some cellulite. Eating right however definitely can help in the battle against cellulite. Before you get into any diet, here are some things that you should have in mind.

Be Careful with Diet

There are some diets that will not work for some people. Some diet programs may also specifically be prohibited if a person has serious medical conditions. Always ask your doctor for some advice before modifying your diet.

It is also not synonymous with crash dieting. In fact, crash dieting and not eating anything at all is bad for anyone. This can do more harm than good for you. Getting rid of cellulite with the help of a good diet involves eating what is good for you and avoiding foods that could increase your risk of developing cellulite.

What to Eat

Vegetables and Fruits - Fruits and vegetables are still the top health foods that should always be included in an anti cellulite diet. They contain fiber, phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These can help in digestion, immune system function, toxin elimination and reduction of fat build-up. Although many fruits and vegetables are beneficial, some of them are especially recommended. These include berries, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli and grapefruit.

Fatty Acids - Aside from fruits and vegetables, soya, fish and nuts should also be part of your diet. They contain essential fatty acids. Choose poultry and lean meat in regulated portions.


Another option is detoxification. This is a process in which a few days or weeks are set aside in which one only eats a specific diet to the exclusion of all others. Some eat only fruits and vegetables while others only take fruit juices. What you take in and the span of time of detoxification will depend on the program that you follow. Again, you may need the clearance of your doctor to make sure that you are on the right track and especially if you have a serious medical condition.

What Not to Eat

Cellulite is essentially fat. One of the first foods that you should therefore avoid is pork fat. You should also try to avoid processed and junk foods. These may contain additional saturated and trans fats. It also makes sense to try to reduce the toxins in your body so you should limit your intake of alcohol and avoid smoking altogether.

Adding Exercise

Food diet alone will not be enough to get rid of cellulite. You should also have a regular exercise program. Choose aerobic exercises to help improve your blood circulation and nutrient distribution. You should also have muscle strengthening exercises. Having muscles will reduce the appearance of cellulite.

All Natural Product - Aside from exercise and an anti cellulite diet, it might also help if you used a reputable cellulite fighting natural product. Natural products have nutrients that can supplement your diet and help break down and eliminate fat.

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