Cellulite: How To Get Rid Of It

Jun 22, 2012 by



Hello my Darlings,

Today I wanted to write about a very requested subject – cellulite. A few days ago I made a video about it in Russian, but subtitles sometimes takes me over 8 hours to complete, so I thought it would be much better if I write a full blow post about it here on the blog.

In this article I am gonna go over the real way to get rid of cellulite. If you ever heard a myth that it’s impossible to get rid of cellulite, then it’s just that – a myth. The truth is, you can get rid of cellulite and have smooth legs and butt.

When getting rid of cellulite, most people focus only on the proper nutrition and exercise, but it is not enough to control cellulite. The real way to control cellulite is to balance your hormones, only then the right nutrition and exercise will be effective.

Our hormones control everything in our body and if they go out of balance so does everything else.

Women who have cellulite are estrogen dominant. The reason so many women even young girls are estrogen dominant is because of foods they are eating. Most foods now days are grown with pesticides and antibiotics, meat unless it’s organic is filled with growth hormones.

If you look back at a few generations ago, very few people had cellulite, both my mom and my grandma don’t have cellulite, and I didn’t even know what cellulite is till I moved to US and say young girls in my school have it. Because in the previous generations food was grown the natural way. So now the only real way to get rid of cellulite is to balance out your hormones and get rid of all foods in your diet that will cause an imbalance.


So how do be balance out our hormones?


Eat the right kind of fat every day


So many people make a mistake by cutting out fat from their diet. Good fat doesn’t make you fat! Its the processed fat free foods that do. In order for our hormones to be balanced we need to eat good fat every day with every meal.

Good fat is: Organic Eggs, Coconut Oil, Raw Nuts ( almonds and walnuts are the best ), Coconut Milk, Olive Oil, Avocado. Β I have a post called ” Fat Explained “, I suggest you take a looksie because I explain how much fat you should be eating daily.

Oils that you should avoid at all times : Soybean oil ( it’s hiding in a lot of foods these days, check your ingredients list at all times ), hydrogenated oil ( another product that is hiding even in so called healthy foods ), vegetable oil.


Avoid anything with SOY

Unless you are on menopause you should avoid soy products. Soy contains a lot of estrogen and as I mentioned above soy bean oil is everywhere these days.

If you really love it, you can have just a little and only organic.


Eat More Fish

Fish contains a lot of minerals, and lack of minerals can cause a hormonal imbalance. Try to eat fish at least one a day. Β It can be salmon, tuna ( even canned tuna is good ), or any other fish of your choice.


Take Maca Powder

Maca is a true superfood, it is an adaptogen. Not only will Maca help you to balance your hormones but it will also strengthen your immune system and help you develop energy. What ever imbalance you have in your system maca will help you bounce it back to place. It will also help you to get rid of PMS. I wrote an article about Maca a little while ago, so make sure you take a looksie.


Mexican Wild Yam Cream

This is another little gem that not a lot of people know about. This stuff is simply amazing, it will really help you to balance estrogen in your body. I use it all the time so I don’t ever get PMS nor cramps. If I ever feel pain in my back or my stomach, all I do is rub a half teaspoon on to the place where I feel a cramp and the pain disappears.

Make sure you get the one with all natural ingredients and the first ingredient has to be – Mexican Wild Yam. All you have to do is apply a half a teaspoon a day to areas of your body where the skin is the thinnest, such as wrists, chest, below your belly button and your neck. Β Everytime you apply the cream it has to be on a different spot then you applied it previously. Β The cream goes into your pores and does it’s magic.


External Ways to Help with Cellulite


Dry Skin Brushing

The trick to do this the right way is very firm brush. It really helps to increase circulation in the body. The brush that I use is a hair brush, instead of a regular body brush. Because I was never been able to find firm enough for me body brush, so I bought a hair brush which looks like this:




What you gonna do is this: Before you take a shower you will brush your skin in circular motions, starting at your toes, all the way up to your waist and really focus on your problem areas. The dry skin brushing should be about 10 minutes long.


Coffee Scrub

We all know that caffeine is added to all of the firming creams on the market. But nothing is better than the real thing. After you did your dry skin brushing, jump into the shower and wait 5 minutes or so for your pores to open up. Apply coffee all over your legs and leave it on for 5 minutes. Make sure you give it a good scrubbing – also in circular motions.


Mexican Loofa

This is the secret my husbands aunt shared with me. She had a baby when she was 40, and she told me that for the first time in her life she got cellulite. But since she was still doing flying trapeze she needed to get in shape fast, most women who work in the circus lose baby weight with a month and go back to work. So the secret to her losing cellulite was this Mexican loofa. It’s not like the regular loofa it looks like this:


How to get rid of cellulite


You can find it in a spanish store in the dish washing section. You can use this loofa instead of your skin brushing, or you can do both if you have persistent cellulite. What my husbands aunt did was massage her legs and problem areas every day in the shower with this loofa in circular motions, you skin should be red after use but this is normal.


Intense Interval Running on a Hill

This method is very effective! You shouldn’t do more than 20 minutes and no more than 3 times a week. If you are running on a treadmill raise your incline either at 10 -15 and you will run as fast as you can for exactly 1 minute, then one minute of walking, you will switch back and forth between the two intervals. The first 5 minutes on a treadmill should always be a warm-up, also only do this type of running on the days when you are not strength training.

If you are running outside and can’t find a hill then you can just do regular running, but it has to be even faster than you would run on a treadmill.

When you combine all of these tips together plus eating well and doing strength training workouts 4 days a week, even the most stubborn cellulite will disappear!

The Video That I Made In Russian

( At the end of the video there is a little blooper where you can see my little doggie miss Donya Papsita aka LuLu )

PS – At the end of the video I did a little bit of talking, I always like to finish my videos with a positive message, and this time the message was this:

The other day I posted a quote on my Facebook and I wanted to share this quote:

“Everytime you put something positive into the universe, the world changes. Your kindness invites miracles to show up. Not just in your world but in the whole world”

This is very true, when we are kind to others it changes their world and inspires them to be kind to others as well.

Guys, let’s all be more kind, more caring and more loving to people around us, even if these people are not always kind to us.



( the picture above is of my love – Anna Kournikova )

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  • Tati,
    If that is you on the bikini pics on the video… You look GREAT!!
    And good tip for the skin brush, I got one, and I agree with you I don’t feel it enough hard on my skin and never thought on buying a hair one!
    Thanks for all the tips to get rid of the cellulite nightmare! πŸ™‚

    • Hey Eli,

      In the video are my pics, but the one above is Anna I just looooveee Anna :). Glad you liked the tips!

      • I have to agree with Elizabeth–you look AMAZING in the bikini pics, and much more to my aesthetic than the Anna picture above, though she is beautiful as well. πŸ™‚ This post is just WONDERFUL. I have spent hours scouring the web for a compilation of information like this. The soy thing is interesting–I eat a fair amount of soy, mostly in the form of edamame, and I grew up eating a fair amount as well. I will try replacing it with other things, maybe avocado if I’m looking for something filling and fish if I’m looking for protein. I love that you shake up what the “experts” tell us (I never believe experts anymore, LOL). I also love that you point your readers towards natural products, the source if possible. Makes everything a lot easier! And cheaper! πŸ™‚

        • Thank you for the compliment Kendra :), you guys are so sweet ))).

          I’m with you, I don’t trust the experts, I believe these same experts got people where they are at now, I hear so much absurd info on youtube and read the most craziest things on the web, I think at this point so many people are confused on what they should do and how they should do it. I think if people go back to basics of food nobody would struggle.

          • Yeah, I basically don’t trust ANY study I read about. It’s made me distrust the monopoly on truth that science has, which I know is like saying I don’t believe in God during the Spanish Inquisition, but I think it limits our perspective. I think it’s also very American (maybe?), to turn towards the doctors and experts in white coats…maybe because we’re a relatively young culture. Anyway, i always appreciate your perspective. It has also made me realize how much of what we believe as truth has been fed to us. I don’t think it’s a conspiracy, I just think it helps companies make money. Like…for cellulite cream!

          • Yep you said it on point – it helps companies make money. And healthy people don’t make them money, the sick people do. I’ve heard that in a documentary I believe it was called Food Matters, wonderful film.

          • Hi Kendra,
            My OB-GY was the one who warmed me about soy 12 years ago. Also, most soy on the market are genetically altered.

      • Anna got nothing on you.

  • Gerri Lee Schafer

    I’ve almost gotten rid of all of mine…but still a work in progress…gets harder as you get older…dammit..will try some of your rub techniques..my diet is pretty good, except for my wine :))) don’t have coffee in the house any more, gave it up years ago, but dawdling in the shower…now we’re talking

    • OMG I can’t believe you gave up coffee, I don’t think I ever could do that. In the morning I just love the smell of fresh cup of coffee ahhhh

  • Thanks for sharing, Tati! My cellu appeared about 8 years ago when I lost a lot of weight after a painful breakup, it was no a healthy way, I stopped eating and was only smoking and drinking, I was 19 and had 49 kilos, and it showed a lot on my legs and butt, especially after I gained back. It never went away no matter what I did. Oh, Buffy Bodybutter by Lush did help me a bit πŸ™‚ I am gonna follow your tips for sure! πŸ™‚

    • Hey girlie πŸ™‚

      Ohh yeah smoking and drinking is definitely not a good combo, but you can definitely get rid of it!

  • jt

    Soy is EVILLLLL!!! One of the worst food ever claimed to be great by the food industry (because it’s cheap and resistant in its transgenic variation…). Not only produces homornal imbalance as Tati says, but it’s also a predator of natural environments. Most soy is transgenic, requires lots of space to produce and make the land infertile in a relatively short period of time. And it’s used in lots of food in form of flour, oil, etc. Even some cosmetics have some soy ingredients, like glycine soja oil. Be careful especially if they’re deodorants..!! (directly into your glands!!)

    • Yep! OMG I didn’t even know about the deodorants, have to patrol those too!

      • jt

        I was in the supermarket the other day, the new Nivea “sensitve & pure” has!!

  • Romy69

    Thank you Tati for this very interesting post!!!!
    How long do you take the maca powder and the mexican wild yam? do you take them all year round? I am going to use your tips to fight this damn cellulite!!!!
    Let me tell you you have a beautiful body!!! just perfect!!!


    • Hey Romy,

      Maca I take all the time, but wild yam I only apply 2 weeks a month.

  • WorkItOutYourself

    wow, Tati, your body looks amazing ! your butt looks like a baby butt, no dimples, no nothing, smooth like a peach. It must be genetics too and the fact that you’ve been working out your whole life.
    As much as you love Kournikova, she’s got nothing on you :). I mean, she looks ok, but you look fantastic. She needs to do some of your workouts.

    • Ahh work it thank you for the compliment :). Everytime I don’t’ feel like working out I look at pics of Anna then I grow my wings πŸ™‚

  • Elena

    Hi Tatiana, great post! I was wondering, is the coffee scrub and dry brushing supposed to be done on a daily basis?
    Thank you!

    • Yep, until you are able to smooth things out, then you can cut it down to 3 times a week.

  • Paulis Grienssen

    Thanks for this post!!! I’m already doing the dry brushing since one month ago and stoped eating soy products. One question, I looked for the yam cream everywhere but couldn’t find it, just a wild yam supplement, do you think it would be the same result?

    • You can find the yam cream on ebay, the best brand is by “at last naturals”, the supplement I’ve never tried.

  • RevoltaDeFenix

    This may be a silly question, but when you talk about the coffee rub, can it be coffee grounds that have already been used to make coffee? Or do they need to be pre-used grounds? I’m absolutely going to use it as an excuse to smell like coffee all day……it’ll keep me nice and calm! HAHA Thanks for the info!! Also, I was reading on Maca powder, when I found some information that eating raw maca powder can mess up thyroid levels as well as being really hard on the digestive system. Apparently to reap it’s benefits it’s supposed to be eaten after cooked? Just curious, there’s so much good/bad info out there on absolutely everything.

    • You can definitely use any coffee grounds, they don’t have to be fresh, used one’s will be good as well.

      I take my maca raw, and I would recommend for it to be taken raw, it makes more sense to me.

      • RevoltaDeFenix

        True. I had just read from locals that had grown up with Maca and said they were always told it was dangerous to take it raw, so I was just curious. I guess some people had developed some bad digestive issues, but I guess they also sell a gelatanized version which is supposed to be easier on the digestive system? Thanks for all the info, I love learning about new stuff!

    • Mary Lou

      Fabulous article Tati, and good thyroid question Revolta. I am hypothyroid (and have avoided soy for years now) and had been having horrible hot flashes for a couple of months. I recently heard about raw Maca Powder and starting putting it in my protein shake. It immediately knocked the hot flashes flat and I regained my sanity! I used it for maybe 4-6 weeks and got back on schedule and feel great. I will always keep some around now, but I should get my thyroid levels checked again. I’m definitely going to check out this Mexican Wild Yam cream too, because I STILL have some spots…

      • The cream will definitely help you even more, it’s a great product. Make sure you apply it the right way, it needs to be applied in the parts of the body where the skin is the thinnest such as chest, inner thighs, below the belly button, inner arms. And you always have to use it in a different spot every time you apply it.

  • Esal1

    CLANK! Jaw hittin the floor Tati! What a bod, that’s some serious proof of your methods. Well done!

    • Ahh you’re so sweet, thank you πŸ™‚

    • Evaleen

      Am in total agreement– what a freakin’ gorgeous physique you have Tati! πŸ˜‰

      • tee_w

        I agree! whoohooeeee!

        You know, I look like that too! ha ha ha!

        • Tee you’re so cute πŸ™‚

          • tee_w

            hee hee! I know, told ya’ll I looked like that too! lol

            we can dream, can’t we?

          • I am pretty sure you are rocking a sexy bod Tee !!!

          • tee_w

            it’s just hiding a little! lol

        • Esal1

          Of that Tee, I have no doubt!

        • That’s is the picture I have conjured of you in my head πŸ™‚

          • tee_w

            ha ha! not quite but I dream! lol

          • We all dream, me too.

      • In total agreement too.

  • Right now I bought some brand that I don’t like too much, but the one I love is ” At Last Naturals “

    • RevoltaDeFenix

      Hey Tati, sorry for assaulting your post! I just had a question. I looked up the At Last Naturals Wild Yam Cream and saw the ingredient list has soybean oil in it, is that going to coincide with the oils to avoid? I know you mentioned it’s put in a lot of foods, but is it a big deal if it’s in the cream?

  • Evaleen

    Wow, great info here! I’ve never really known what to believe about cellulite, but last thing I’d resort to are those ridiculously priced cosmetic creams… so THANK you for sharing all these natural remedies!!! πŸ™‚ And I’m glad I already cut out virtually all soy-containing foods a long time ago– Mike Geary’s articles had really drilled it into my head how bad that stuff was lol.

    Think it’s practical though to start working to reduce cellulite when a person still has a fair bit (20lbs or so) of weight to lose?

    • Ahh Evaleen, you guys are so sweet to me, I’m blushing :)))). By the way, here is the article I wrote based on the one you shared with me the other day – http://evilcyber.com/nutrition/school-nutrition-rules-michelle-obama/

      • Evaleen

        Nice one! I love your perspective– zero tolerance for non-sense. :p

        And hey, we wouldn’t say these things unless they were totally true. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  • daybelis garcia

    Omg Tati you are so beautiful, you glow, your hair is glowing, love your makeup and your outfit too! Even though I dont understand a single word you are saying I watched the entire video lol. I personally love your physique, Anna had nothing on you lol:)

    • Ahhh sweetie, you guys are all so nice and kind)))

  • MzSlyde

    Wonderful article Tati. No Soy for me – I never liked the way it made my stomach hurt anyway. I have a hard time digesting it. I loved all the great info in this post. Thanks so much for what you share with us.

    • I am glad I can be helpful πŸ™‚

  • Rachel

    I had no idea soy causes higher estrogen levels! Thanks for posting this. I liked reading the article and then watching your Russian explanation. So great! It looks like I’m going on a shopping trip tomorrow. πŸ™‚

    • Glad you liked my Russian πŸ™‚

  • Tati, yo siempre tomo leche de soja, y aveces proteina aislada de soja, pense que era bueno para aumentar musculo por la cantidad de proteina que contiene, entonces tu no recomiendas tomarla???

    • No, yo no lo recomiendo. Usted puede tener muy poco y orgΓ‘nicos.

  • Lina Ε lapikait? Kiz?

    Thank you for the article πŸ™‚ You should check this ehop for wild yam. There is no soybean oil in gel version http://www.iherb.com/At-Last-Naturals-Wild-Yam-Gel-Extra-Strength-2-oz-57-g/3547

  • neva

    a podskajite pojalusta kak mojno podpisatsa na va? blok?

    • Sdravstvujte,

      Vi mogete dobavit menya na Facebook ili Vkontakte, ili v Pinterest ili twitter, ya vsegda vikladivau tam obnovleniya na bloge.

  • Yes your right 80% of people do laugh at us the 20%, in Russia we have a saying ” Person who laughs for real is the one laughs at last ” Not sure if that makes sense in Eglish

    • Fittree

      In English we say “he who laughs last laughs best,” but same concept =)

      • Thanks darling :), I like the sound of that πŸ™‚

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  • Tati, THANK YOU for recommending wild yam cream. It’s something I heard about years ago while working in health food stores but totally forgot about. I bought some yesterday and tried it for my menstrual cramps. It works wonders. That and Mag Phos tissue salts. I think some of the dietary changes I made about 4 months ago have also helped, but girl, let me tell you, I had my first pain-free period in 15 YEARS and I’m just about over the moon about it! First time in that long I wasn’t totally debilitated. on the floor crying and pounding advil like it’s going out of style. Pretty dang miraculous if you ask me!

    I am going to continue with the yam cream and some of your other suggestions and see if i can’t improve my rear-view too. I eat good fats (in love with coconut oil and avocados), avoid soy like the plague and take maca every day. Hoping adding some interval uphill running and dry brushing will do the trick. I am determined to have a cellulite free summer next year! πŸ™‚

    One question – do you dry brush every day?

    Thanks sister!

    • I am so happy it worked for you, I love using it and I haven’t had cramps in years.

      Yes, I do dry brush every day, it’s part of my ritual now, I started doing it probably 7 years ago, and i love it. Back when I started doing it because I discovered some under skin fat, and when I started doing the dry brushing it went away, so I stuck with it.

  • I had cellulite on my thighs and it became a big problem for me; because of it I was to embarrassed to wear anything above my knees. I became so desperate and tried everything. Nothing worked.
    Finally, I found a program, that helped me get rid of all my cellulite in 2 months.
    I created a website where I tell my story. You should check it out and leave a comment: cellulitenomore. net.

  • Gillian

    Hi Tatianna-

    I love your blog! It’s really helpful! I am sure I am estrogen dominant, after looking up some of the symptoms.
    I am not sure just scrubbing with do the trick. I just started Maca, and will purchase the Wild Yam cream. However, are there any other supplements/superfoods/creams/oils/powders, that you have used for cellulite/estrogen dominance that have been affected (I’m not overweight, but my cellulite is bad!!)
    Thank you!!

  • Gillian

    Sorry, meant to say effective not affected. πŸ™‚

  • Hallie

    Just wondering what your thoughts were on dairy and cellulite? I never had any cellulite until I added dairy to my diet…

  • Christina

    Why do you have to do high intervals on an incline? The incline part is what I have in question. Why can it not be on no incline at all?

  • irina ender

    Hello Dear Tatiana, i have bought the jason’s wild yam cream.is that the right one? because the jason brand propose to apply it on face.

  • Irina

    Tatianna, where can I buy this kind of hairbrush? Could not find in the stores today. Can you send me the link to order online, please?

    • You can find it online, or just get a natural bristles hair brush in your local health food store

  • Irina

    Hi Tatiana. I am so upset right now. I have been fighting my cellulite since I was 18. I tried everything. When I saw your post I had a hope and many expectations that maybe finally I could get rid of it. I have been following your advices for 4 months. I do eat healthy food, drink 2 litres of water every day, take care of my body, I am not overweight, I do like my shape, BUT this cellulite is just killing me. I don’t know what to do now, as nothing helps, not even getting better. Just wondering, maybe that’s genetic and there is nothing I can do about it anymore? πŸ™ I really need your advice here, Tatiana, please!

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Pepper


    I am also very frustrated with my cellulite. I also had a baby at 40 and did not have it until then. I am not overweight, I am underweight. I exercise and try hard to eat right. I admit I do not eat as often as I probably should.

    I have tried doing the coffee scrub but I am confused at what you are suggesting. Everything I have read as said to make the scrub, apply before the shower and wait for 20 min. Is this wrong? HOw do you put the coffee on my body in the shower, it seems like it would wash off before I could even get it on. Ahhhh, help! Thanks

  • Nice advice, very helpful. πŸ™‚