Disclaimer: This review has not been paid for by The Cellulite Factor. It is an unbiased, third-party review of the program, written in order to educate consumers on whether or not it is a good option.
Cellulite – the enemy of bikinis and the shame of men and women alike. It’s amazing how many people around the world would pay an arm and a leg for smooth, cellulite-free skin, which is why surgical options like liposuction exist.
But what if there was a way to get rid of cellulite the natural way – the easy way? How much would you be willing to pay for a course/program that helps you deal with your cellulite.
Well, that’s what the Cellulite Factor promises: a way to get rid of your cellulite the safe, easy, natural way. The program is designed to help users make a complete change to their diet, workouts, and lifestyle, for the purpose of dealing with their cellulite.
But is the Cellulite Factor really able to deliver on its promises? That’s what this review is all about finding out!
The Cellulite Factor
The purpose of the book – according to its intro section – is to provide information that will allow women and men to deal with their cellulite the natural way. The book is filled with facts and data on cellulite, where it comes from, and how to get rid of it.
Meet the Author: Dr. Charles Livingston
You’d think that the man who would write a book on getting rid of cellulite would be a certified nutritionist or dietitian. Oddly enough, the good Dr. Charles Livingston – the brains behind the Cellulite Factor program – is a chiropractor first and foremost.
The good doctor received his PhD in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating with honors. According to the limited information available online about the doctor, he is also a certified wellness practitioner and certified advanced nutritionist. However, thorough research has failed to turn up the information on where he was certified.
You’ll find that Dr. Charles’ bio always reads like this:
“Dr. Charles is a board certified chiropractic physician, certified wellness practitioner, certified advanced nutritionist, public speaker, and author of the Fat Loss Factor, one of the most popular weight loss programs in the country.”
It seems that Dr. Charles cares more about promoting his weight loss programs than proving that he really is a doctor of any sort. Little information can be found on the doctor, though an abundance of “independent” reviews can be found on his product.
A Look at the Cellulite Factor Program
When you purchase the Cellulite Factor Program, you are given more than just one book – six books in fact!
Book 1 Is the Cellulite Factor Ebook
The main guide to the entire program. We’ll break this book down in greater detail below.
Book 2 Is the Cellulite Factor Cookbook
A book loaded with the recipes that you are supposed to prepare during the course of the diet. The cookbook breaks down all of the recipes into the ingredients you will use, making it easy for you to know exactly what to eat and how much.
Book 3 Is the Cellulite Factor Food and Exercise Journal
The book that will help you keep track of your progress during the program. It’s a simply-designed journal that’s easy to print out and fill out, enabling you to keep a close eye on the diet.
Book 4 Is the Cellulite Factor Meal Plan
The book that tells you what meals to eat and when. All you have to do is print out the meal plan and post it on your fridge, and follow the recipes in the Cookbook to know how to make the meals. It takes the guesswork out of eating on the Cellulite Factor Diet.
Book 5 Is the Cellulite Factor Grocery List
A book that helps you know exactly what you need to buy at the supermarket. Stick with the items on the list, and you’ll be easily able to keep up with the diet. It’s designed to only help you purchase the things you need for prepping the meals in the Meal Plan book.
Book 6 Is the Cellulite Factor Toxin Avoidance Handbook
The guide to avoiding all the cellulite-causing toxins in your life. You learn about toxins in food, toiletries, your house, and your environment, as well as how to avoid them. You also learn about purging your system of said toxins, enabling you to stay toxin-free during the course of your diet.
The course is currently being offered at $47 – down from $97. Considering that you get not just the main program but all of the extras listed above, it’s a pretty awesome deal for the price.
But, the real value of the course lies in the Cellulite Factor program itself, so we’re going to take a look at what it’s all about!
Breaking Down the Cellulite Factor
Here’s a rough overview of what the Cellulite Factor book offers when you “crack the spine” (figuratively speaking) for the first time:
Do you know what cellulite really is? Sure, we all know that it’s the dimpled, lumpy skin men and women get on the backs of their thighs, their arms, and their underarms. We all know that it’s one of the things we fight hard to prevent, but how much do we really know about it?
The Cellulite Factor tries to break down the process of the formation of cellulite, but doesn’t do so very clearly.
The book explains that there is fat tissue beneath the smooth tissue of the skin. Then, somehow (no explanation) the fatty tissue herniates, and pulls on the connective tissues that join the smooth tissue above to the fatty tissue below. This causes the skin to dimple, causing cellulite.
A page or so down, it talks about how fat deposits under the skin can cause cellulite, but not very clearly. There’s still no simple, easy-to-understand explanation of how cellulite is formed, or what causes it.
If only they would use the simple explanation given by WebMD:
Cellulite is caused by fat deposits that sit side-by-side with tough collagen fibers that are anchored to the muscle beneath. When the fibers pull tight, or the fatty areas grow larger, the fat deposits may bulge out. Cellulite is much more common in women than in men.
See, that’s a much simpler way to explain the problem, and we actually understand how cellulite is formed.
Myths and Facts
This section of the book gets into the common myths about cellulite, and provides facts to answer the myths.
You have myths like:
- Cellulite is genetic
- Cellulite only occurs on the hips and the back of your thighs
- Cellulite can be eliminated via exercise
- Cellulite can be eliminated forever using liposuction
The “facts” provided on these myths are a bit hazy, but the Cellulite Factor book does give a reasonable explanation on some of the myths.
Can You Spot a Scam?
This section of the Cellulite Factor book looks at the various scam products currently floating around the market, such as:
- Anti-Cellulite Clothing
- Miracle Creams
- Anti-Cellulite Drugs and Pills
- Massage and Vibration Therapies
- Laser Therapy
The goal of this section is to warn people away from these “scam products” – the book lists the side effects of these products.
However, according to WebMD , some of these products actually work. There is an FDA-approved massage/suction device, radiofrequency treatments, and laser devices that provide “some small benefits, at least temporarily”.
So, is the Cellulite Factor warning you off from these products for your good, or for theirs? After all, the only reason you’re buying the book is to try the natural way rather than the medical way. Are they the scam instead of these products?
The Damaging Impact of Crash Diets
This is a part of the book that I actually believe in.
Crash diets are basically any VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) plan that involves the consumption of far fewer calories than the human body needs. The “crash” part means that you are only doing the diet for a short amount of time – 10 days to 3 weeks is the normal duration of a crash diet.
These crash diets have become very popular because people believe that they can make weight loss easier. They seem to equate starvation with weight loss, but the truth is that crash diets are harmful for the human body.
The lack of calories can cause:
- Nasty side effects
- Weight retention
- Slow metabolism
- Fat retention
- Water retention
- and on and on the list goes…
I agree heartily with the Cellulite Factor’s disapproval of crash diets!
Eating to Rid Cellulite
It’s in this chapter – two-thirds into the book – that we finally get to the pith of the matter: the diet to get rid of cellulite. This is where things get interesting, and we start right off with:
Target Calorie Intake
Figuring out how many calories you burn every day will help you figure out how many you should be eating for weight gain, weight maintenance, and weight loss.
The book explains how to figure out what your BMR is, though it doesn’t do so very clearly. You have to follow the text very closely over two or three pages just to calculate the number of calories you burn in a day.
Foods to Banish Cellulite
What foods are the best to eat in order to get rid of your cellulite? I won’t spoil the book by giving away the answers, but some of those foods include:
- Bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
These are just a few, and the book lists many more.
But why are these foods good for burning cellulite?
- They’re rich in the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your body needs to keep that metabolism firing on all cylinders.
- They’re low in calories, so they’ll make it easier to lose weight.
- They’re filled with water, helping to flush the body and get rid of the toxins that cause cellulite.
The Cellulite Factor e-book breaks down your diet fairly easily, helping you make the right choices of:
- Raw foods
- Dairy products
- Healthy fats
- Complex carbohydrates
Foods to Avoid
This section deals with the foods you need to avoid while on the Cellulite Factor diet – foods that contain toxins, additives, preservatives, empty calories, saturated and trans fats, and other things that can add to cellulite.
Once again, we don’t want to give away the book, but here are some of the foods to avoid:
- White flour
- Packaged snacks
- Sugary drinks
- Processed meats
The rest, you’ll have to find out for yourself.
Supplements for Success
Do you really need supplements to help you get rid of cellulite?
Understanding how your thyroid and lymphatic systems – the systems that eliminate toxins – work will help you to realize that they could use a helping hand. The Cellulite Factor book lists supplements that can strengthen these two systems and keep them working well, helpful advice for those who have problems with toxic buildups in their bodies.
There is also a list of fat-burning, hormone-balancing, and health-promoting supplements, but it’s best to be wary of these. Not all have been thoroughly researched, so it can be hard to make an informed decision.
The Secret Cellulite Eliminating Method
I definitely won’t spoil the secret method that Cellulite Factor recommends for getting rid of cellulite, as that’s something you need to find out for yourself in the book!
However, I can say that I researched the method, looking for authority websites that refute or prove the claim that it works. All of the sites agreed that the method worked, though many did state that it was a temporary fix.
What could it be? Read it and find out…
Our Thoughts on the Cellulite Factor
I read through the various books in the Cellulite Factor, and there were a few things that stood out to me.
We’re Not Fond Of
The Quality of Writing
The book itself was obviously written by a novice writer, with grammatical errors all over the place. This leads to a question in my mind: If they couldn’t hire a professional writer to create the book, the very foundation of the program, what does that say for the program itself?
The Lack of Backup
In the book there were no links cited to any studies on cellulite, dieting for cellulite, or the effectiveness of their methods. Without scientific proof to back up their claims, how can they be so confident that it works? They may have done the research, but we’ll never know.
The Structure of the E-Book
The book was easy to read, but it was poorly structured. The information provided is useful, but it could have been presented in a much more concise fashion.
The Completeness of Program
The Cellulite Factor e-book does provide a lot of information on cellulite, how it’s formed, and what you need to do to get rid of it. The information is fairly complete, and it’s presented in a logical sequence that’s easy to follow. If you don’t mind reading a lot, it’s definitely a good way to find out more on the topic of dealing with cellulite.
The Bonus Material
The fact that you get the six books in the Cellulite Factor program means that you have all the resources you need to totally change your diet and lifestyle. The Grocery List, Toxic Avoidance Handbook, Meal Plan, and Cookbook all make your life a lot easier. In fact, I’d have to say that I felt these extras were valued more highly than the book itself.
The Natural Approach
The Cellulite Factor promotes a healthy, natural approach to the problem – something we at Health Ambition are 100% in favor of. It’s always best to try to find the natural way to deal with health issues before turning to drugs or medications, and the fact that the Cellulite Factor promotes a healthy solution to cellulite is one of the reasons we like it.
It’s a great book, and one that can help you to deal with your cellulite the natural way. If you’re looking for a simple program that will educate you on the problem, it’s one to consider.
Our Rating: 3.5 stars