First of all, congratulations on all your weight loss success! I know from experience that dieting and fitness is hard hard HARD, so kudos to you for being so proactive about being healthy!
On that note, fellow low-carber here! I don’t know if cutting carbs reduces cellulite (haven’t heard that one before.) However, I do know that some people are just more predisposed to having cellulite than others. For example, my 5’11, 130 lb. supermodel of a cousin STILL has cellulite on her thighs, despite how thin she is.
However, if you want to stick with a low-carb diet to help shed those last few pounds, go for it! The only thing I will caution, however, is that low-carbing is more of a lifestyle change than a “diet” in the sense that once you start to add carbs back in, you might gain the weight back.
A few awesome tips I have: Buy the Atkins shakes and bars. Low carbing is difficult, particularly at breakfast time (unless you want to eat bacon and eggs everyday!) Keeping a few shakes in the fridge makes it easy to “grab and go” in the morning. Stock up on lean meats, lots of green veggies and cheese. Hard boiled eggs are also awesome.
If you’re on day two of the low-carb, you’re in the “induction” phase, which means you should try to consume as few carbs as possible. Try for <10. It’s hard, but definitely kickstarts the weight loss. Do induction for a week, two weeks is even better. After that, you can typically bump up to 15-25 carbs a day (everyone is different so just see how your body reacts to it.)
A good way to tell if your body is positively reacting to the diet is to buy some Ketone urine strips from the pharmacy/diet section of the grocery store. Check your urine a few times a week. The darker the color the strip turns, the deeper you are in ketosis and the more you’re burning! It’s definitely reaffirming to see the color change, particularly when you’ve hit a plateau and the scale isn’t moving.
Anyway, if you need any help or advice or want some yummy low carb recipes, feel free to message me! I lost like 50 pounds doing low carb in high school (and gained most of it back in college, boooo.) But I’m currently back on the low carb bandwagon to get more fit and healthy before our wedding rolls around in March! I could always use another diet and fitness pal!
Hope this helps (and sorry it turned out to be such a novel!) Good luck with everything! 🙂