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Cellulite & Raw Cream

Commented on September 25, 2014
Created August 17, 2010 at 2:41 AM

Hi Everyone (Especially the ladies!)

Ever since I introduced dairy (raw, grass-fed) into my diet, 6 months ago I have accumulated cellulite. I NEVER had cellulite before the dairy. Everything else in my life has remained constant (i.e. daily workouts of resistance training, walking, deep tissue massages). I am hard as a rock with muscle and only f24! I adore raw cream in my coffee but it seems after this year of doing nothing but add on cellulite I must retire dairy. I am very sad, but also interested. As we know toxins are stored in the fat tissue, and cellulite is overburdened fat tissue/toxin storage, could this simply be more proof dairy is not appropriatly utilized?

Thanks for any thoughts!!

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on February 27, 2013
at 03:10 PM

A pint of heavy cream a day is pretty heavy on the calories. And calories do count, to a point.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on August 18, 2010
at 09:47 PM

You're drinking around a PINT of heavy cream a DAY? You realize that that's like about 1600 calories, right? I know that in general the "calories in, calories out" theory is not the be-all/end-all, but I would think that adding this large an amount of fat calories over a long period has to have an effect on body composition.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on August 18, 2010
at 09:46 PM

You're drinking around a PINT of heavy cream a DAY? You realize that that's like about 1600 calories, right? I know that in general the "calories in, calories out" theory is not the be-all/end-all, but I would think that adding this large an amount of fat calories over a long period has to have an effect on body composition.

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on August 18, 2010
at 12:35 AM

Thanks guys! I guess I shouldn't say I'm rock hard ; ) hehe, but wanted to get across I'm very muscular. I definitly have done WAY MORE than 1tbsp of cream a day- more like a pint! It's frightening to think that at 24 it could be a reflection of a slowing metabolism!

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on August 17, 2010
at 07:07 PM

from the Ayurvedic tradition. Cold water lowers your core temperature, and can mask true hydration needs. The lower the temperature, the FASTER your satiety level kicks in. When it is warm, you WILL drink until your hydration needs are restored (of course, you won't drink incessantly, but throughout the day you'll find yourself "craving" water. If you really can't stand the higher temperature, try making it with really weak caffeine-free mild tea.

A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

(4896)

on August 17, 2010
at 01:31 PM

I am wondering why you specified that the water should be warm? I can't stand lukewarm/warm, I always drink cold... What is the difference?

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(22923)

on August 17, 2010
at 02:49 AM

Yeah could be an allergic reaction, I'm not sure I believe our metabolism simply slows down with age, that's a CW concept linked to slow poisoning of the body by SAD eating

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(183)

on August 17, 2010
at 02:45 AM

Are you referring to fat as cellulite and you are seeing a difference just eating 1 tbsp of raw cream/ day? That is quite unbelievable. Perhaps there are some other factors in the mix like added calories. Also hormonal changes since you're 24. Maybe your metabolism is just slowing down a bit. Also it is quite possible that raw cream can have toxins that aren't agreeing with you. Is your source the same place each time? If it is, do you have any idea of how the cow's are fed/ treated?

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2b8c327d1296a96ad64cdadc7dffa72d

on August 17, 2010
at 03:51 AM

There is no direct link from any hormone to cellulite, unfortunately. No studies have provided the necessary linkage. Still speculative.

There is also some speculation that cellulite is an inflammatory response. So it is possible that dairy causes an inflammatory response in you resulting in cellulite rather than acne, rosacea or bloating, for example.

So two options

  • monitor your water intake and increase if you're insufficient (you can do this by drinking room temp or slightly warm water for 3 days. You'll have a clear picture of your thirst by then)
  • clear out all the dairy for 3 weeks (minimum). Take pictures weekly and compare.
  • spa services like lymphatic drainage, or a vigorous massage. These don't actually "cure" cellulite, but they're known to improve the appearance of your skin for few days after. this can get expensive ....

Other suspects as to the cause of cellulite - aging, dehydration, breakdown of connective tissue (due to weight gain or loss), genetic predisposition. Nobody really knows why some get it and some don't.

Any women in your lineage have cellulite?

2b8c327d1296a96ad64cdadc7dffa72d

on August 17, 2010
at 07:07 PM

from the Ayurvedic tradition. Cold water lowers your core temperature, and can mask true hydration needs. The lower the temperature, the FASTER your satiety level kicks in. When it is warm, you WILL drink until your hydration needs are restored (of course, you won't drink incessantly, but throughout the day you'll find yourself "craving" water. If you really can't stand the higher temperature, try making it with really weak caffeine-free mild tea.

A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

(4896)

on August 17, 2010
at 01:31 PM

I am wondering why you specified that the water should be warm? I can't stand lukewarm/warm, I always drink cold... What is the difference?

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on August 18, 2010
at 09:46 PM

You're drinking around a PINT of heavy cream a DAY? You realize that that's like about 1600 calories, right? I know that in general the "calories in, calories out" theory is not the be-all/end-all, but I would think that adding this large an amount of fat calories over a long period has to have an effect on body composition.

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on October 07, 2010
at 03:55 PM

I have noticed that I have less cellulite now that I have increased fats such as the cream, butter, and coconut oil. I have a lot of cream in my coffee every morning, like about 1/2cup times 2 cups of coffee. Sometimes I have 1/2 & 1/2 instead of the heavy cream, depends on whats on hand. I have had no weight gain and I really don't "exercise" that much; swim one hour a week. I am walking a a lot doing my housework, yard work etc. Seems to work for me.

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on August 17, 2010
at 03:35 AM

I noticed if I eat a lot of diary, then I tend to want to eat more in general. I think it's probably an insulin effect. I'd definitely nix the diary and see if that helps. Of course, there could be other things like you getting older. Is it natural for females to have rock hard bodies? I have seen some rather trim natives in some regions of the world, but I've seen in others that the women do tend to have some natural curves and appropriately distributed body fat. It may be totally natural for many women to have a bit of fat and current cultural guidelines may be working against that. What looks better according to current cultural guidelines may not be what is actually healthier for each individual.
-Eva

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on August 17, 2010
at 02:47 AM

Dairy triggers insulin in most. Fat storage, water retention, weight. Different people react differently. I'd say by your response, it's not best for you. I would avoid it with that response. I do well on heavy cream and butter, even cheese, but milk sets off my blood sugar.

Get a testing stick at the pharmacy if you want to know how your personal blood sugar is affected with different foods

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Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 27, 2013
at 08:27 PM

I noticed that my cellulite went away when I removed sugar from my diet. I had not been eating dairy for about six months before going fully paleo. yet, I still had cellulite. This makes me believe that it was caused by excessive carbs and sugar. Also, if you are having a lot of heavy cream, it may be excessive calories.

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on September 25, 2014
at 09:27 AM

My friend also removed sugar from her diet for consecutives 6 months but we haven't seen any result. Is there something more that should need to be take care of.

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on February 27, 2013
at 02:48 PM

Rubbish. If you're gaining weight fat its from carbs not from heavy cream. Muscle loss comes from over training as well. Running or long sessions of aerobics cause muscle loss not heavy cream. I train swimmers on heavy cream to bring body fat down well below 10%

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on February 27, 2013
at 03:10 PM

A pint of heavy cream a day is pretty heavy on the calories. And calories do count, to a point.

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on December 09, 2012
at 01:23 PM

Are we talking about RAW milk products here or people here consuming pasturized milk products

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on October 07, 2010
at 05:03 PM

This may be a silly answer; I have heard that one cause of cellulite is muscle loss. Are you doing any sort of load-bearing exercise? Cardio alone can't build the muscle to necessitate cellulite loss.

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