1) Cellulite Is NOT a Medical Condition
It’s name makes it sound like a medical condition.
But cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin.
The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker.
Cellulite is mostly a female problem.
Due to different body physiques, men tend to have lower percentages of body fat, while women have higher percentages.
In addition, men tend to accumulate fat in the abdominal area while women have fat deposits mostly in the buttocks and thighs.
Men have thicker skin and the chambers are smaller and more tightly-held together.
Therefore, cellulite is not often found in men.
2) Cellulite Isn’t Harmful
Cellulite isn’t harmful.
Many women, though, would like to get rid of it because of the way it looks.
It doesn’t look appealing.
3) Cellulite Doesn’t Always Mean You’re Overweight
Yup. Thin People CAN get Cellulite.
Having cellulite doesn’t mean you are overweight. Even thin people can have it.
If you are overweight, however, losing weight may reduce cellulite.
Cellulite is more common among women than men. If other women in your family have cellulite, there’s a good chance you will too.
Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include:
- Poor diet
- Fad dieting
- Slow metabolism
- Lack of physical activity
- Hormone changes
- Total body fat
- Thickness and color of your skin
4) Using Fake Tan Makes It Less Noticeable
Cellulite tends to be less noticeable on darker skin.
If you have light skin and plan to be out in a bathing suit or short shorts, applying a self-tanner may make the bumps and dimples on your thighs less noticeable.
So what exactly is cellulite? And How Can You Get Rid Of It?
“Cellulite is a connective tissue disorder,” explains Emma Hobson from the International Dermal Institute.
“Simply put, the structure of the body’s fat cell chambers break down and cause this dimpling to appear.”
Hobson suggests that a likely reason for this breakdown in connective fibres is a poor circulatory system;
“Loss of circulation to an area – whether caused by lack of exercise, too much sitting, clogged arteries or nutrient deficiency – can have a serious impact and accelerate cellulite formation.”
Cellulite Is NOT a Regular Fat
Because cellulite is not like regular fat, it must be treated differently. “For years, many experts argued that cellulite is merely fat and can only be treated with diet and exercise,” says Hobson.
“Yet non-overweight, physically active women also plead for treatments or products to address dimpled-thigh skin.”
Despite the number of dream creams available that promise cellulite-busting benefits, can the condition ever be 100 per cent eradicated?
There are numerous ways to reduce its appearance…
Diet and exercise
Hobson is quick to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to improving and managing cellulite.
Avoid alcohol, refined foods, saturated fat.
And eat lean meats, low-fat dairy and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as water.
If you have an unhealthy lifestyle and you build up more body fat, there’s a good possibility that this body fat can convert to that type of cellulite fat structure as well.
Since the majority of women have cellulite, perhaps we should worry a little less about the condition.
If you can keep trim and not put excess weight on, exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet then you are on the right path to a long, vital life.
Certain foods can help fight cellulite
Your diet alone can’t determine whether you will or will not get cellulite, but eating a well-balanced, plant-heavy diet can reduce inflammation throughout your body and help you maintain a healthy weight.
Staying hydrated—both by drinking water and by eating plenty of foods withhigh water content—will also keep your connective tissue strong and supple, and may even help you slim down.
Aim to eat more:
- Bell peppers
All of these (along with many other fruits and veggies) are all more than 90% water.
Bottom line is this…Cellulite can be helped and prevented by eating healthy, nutritious and high-fiber diet.
Dependency on carbohydrate dominated diets should be restricted and consumption of fat producing food should be avoided.
Hope you enjoyed this blog post.