My advice to you…
STAY AWAY FROM ANYONE OR ANYTHING CLAIMING TO BE ABLE TO GET RID
I’m sure you’ve all seen it, but what exactly is it?
Cellulite describes that “dimpled” look your skin has when fat collects in the pockets just below the surface of the skin. It’s usually seen around the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Let’s get even more specific…
We all have bands of fibrous tissue, namely collagen and elastin, that run from the bottom layer of the skin, through the fat and down into the muscle…like threading. Due to genetics and/or hormones, those bands can become tight and brittle, and the fat pushes up through them in a way that gives the skin that lumpy, dimpled look.
Cellulite affects more women than men – a whopping rate of 90% of women past the age of 20, and increases as we age. That means out of 10 women, 9 have cellulite!!
I found the above picture online comparing the skin and fat tissue of men and women. From what I’ve gathered, the lattice-like structure of a man’s collagen bonds holds the fat in place better than that of a woman’s. In the woman’s collagen structure, the increased space between the fibers creates a higher chance of the fat bulging out of them, thereby contributing to the dimpled appearance we see on the skin.
Your weight does not determine whether you have cellulite or not – I’ve seen “skinny” girls with cellulite on their thighs, but the more overweight you are, the more noticeable the cellulite is. Some studies are pointing to genetics – other factors may include hormones, diet, distribution of body fat, age and dehydration.
So what can you do??
FOR NOW, I can tell you from experience that a:
CLEAN diet, low in fat and sugar,
a regular STRENGTHENING/cardio exercise program,
staying hydrated (water!!!),
and reducing stress
WILL ALL HELP IN CONTROLLING THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE! But if I can further stress something – you must be METICULOUS about your diet! Is this realistic ALL THE TIME?? NO, but we can definitely strive to be at our healthiest everyday and eat clean 80% of the time!