vegan cellulite. yes, really!

Mocha Fudge Ice Creams

Hi Crazies.  I’m sorry, I’m bloody useless, as my Aussie countrymen would say.  My MBA course finished at the end of February and despite many proclamations about blogging more often, I have spent the last month in what I can only describe as post school shock syndrome: edginess at the thought of doing anything resembling work while I’m at home, and a desperate need to sit on the couch and eat packets of delicious vegan muffins my boyfriend ‘kindly’ found for me at Whole Foods and So Delicious’ Vegan Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream minis… yes, such nasty, tasty vegan treats are out there for the taking… who would have thought?

Anyways, fast-forward a month (or more, given my diet has been a bit shoddy all winter for a variety of reasons, most of which sounds something like “it’s sleeting on the last day of March, I hate Boston”) and I’m in the cute store at my gym unnecessarily trying on new yoga pants under fluorescent lighting, which, as a side-note should be outlawed.  And OMG!  These lovely light grey so-called “skins” highlighted a disturbing reality… cellulite.  On a vegan!  Yes, it can happen, I never realized.  Naive I know, I just hadn’t seen the stuff on my thighs since shortly after I overcame my life-consuming addiction to cheese in preference for a whole-food plant-based diet, that yes, was 100% raw for a long while; hence the name of the blog for those of you who missed that phase ; )

PROCESSED SUGAR IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU!

Really.  Seriously.  Forget the fact I also feel generally crappy; energy bursts and crashes, mood swings, and digestive back-up due to all the gluten… this is now interfering with my ego!  Usually I like to keep this blog about us all finding foods that make us happy on the inside, but I’m also a Leo and honestly, I feel significanly better on the inside when I’m happy with my outside.  And yes, it has to be the sugar that’s causing the cellulite as my commitment to exercise has been consistent… and it’s definitely not cheese this time.

I have 13 days to get this sorted.  I can’t, I won’t, be at one of my most favorite music festivals of all time, Coachella, baring my New England winter legs in the Californian desert sun worrying about my thighs. I’m starting a four-day colon cleanse tomorrow (damn it) and will play with some combination of juices, smoothies and whole-foods for the nine days after that to minimize the adverse reaction I typically have to commitment!

I’d also love to hear your thoughts on this, good, bad or otherwise, as I know this kind of thing can be a touchy subject.

xx

6 Comments on “vegan cellulite. yes, really!

  1. Does cellulite make you a bad person? If so there are a hellavah lot of bad people in my town…
    Butt seriously …..I get back to healthy eating and wear a hippie skirt. Done!

    • Haha! Nope, it definitely does NOT make you a bad person Savvy! I’m first and foremost about eating to make yourself feel good; I just thought it would be fun to assess the external side too – it’s a conversation a lot of people bring up with me, particularly after they notice it as a ‘nice-to-have’ side effect from healthy eating. I want to see that hippy skirt :-)

  2. I’ve also stopped exercising as much the past few weeks and it shows! I don’t have anything nearly as divine as vegan ice-cream in my city to show for it but I’m now cutting back on refined sugars (March was full of birthdays!). Alas, I’ll have to break out my winter garb and get back into jogging – it’s the only thing, apart from lots of water! – that I find keeps everything somewhat in place ;) I completely agree with feeling shoddy when one overindulges in refined foods and other such things – if I eat a big cheeseless pizza all my energy disappears and I have to go nap – it almost feels like my body goes into shock! My skin is also the first to show signs of trouble – it cannot handle the simplest bout of unrefined goods. Luckily it’s only occasionally that I crave these sorts of things. 99% of the time I’d rather have an immense bowl of celery sticks or some such.

    Congrats on the MBA! I remember when my dad finished his, years ago, he also spent a few months doing absolutely nothing in his spare time and enjoying himself immensely.

    • Nice to hear I’m not alone, in the naughty eating, falling off the exercise bandwagon, unhappy skin and enjoying having finished school… thank you so much for your note!

      Best wishes for the winter running : )

  3. omg i have the same problem… i don’t know what to do about it!!! is it all the carbs???? the fruit sugar?? I work out daily and i feel like its getting worse!!

  4. I am so glad I found this post!! I have been vegan for a little over a year now and have lost 20+ lbs. I just recently decided to cut sugar and oil, but my cravings are the worst. I used to eat a giant bowl of home popped popcorn (and I mean 20 people over type of giant bowl), loaded with oil and salt. Anyways a lot of my cellulite has gone down, but I still have quite a bit and I am one of the healthiest people I know, if not the healthiest lol. Needless to say, its very aggravating.

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