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The Not so "Lite" Truth About Cellulite

The Not so "Lite" Truth About Cellulite

I'm sorry to tell you this gang, but there is really no special diet to get rid of cellulite! The term "cellulite" was a marketing term developed in 1973 to refer to the dimpled (cottage cheese like) appearance of the skin that some people have on their hips, thighs, and buttocks.

Cellulite occurs in 50-90% of women, regardless of clothing size or how skinny they are. So if you have it, you're in the majority. It is like red hair or freckles... cellulite is just one of those things that differentiates us from one another.

This clumpy fat appearance results from the unique way that fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in our skin. Cellulite is more visible in women because we have thinner skin and because we store more fat in our hips and thighs (damn childbearing!). Female hormones may play a role in contributing to this fat distribution of fat cells as well.

Want to magically get rid of your cellulite then,

Since cellulite is just ordinary body fat, there is no magical diet trick that will get rid of it (or melt it away as most creams suggest). The bottom line? A healthy diet (calorie controlled) plus exercise helps you lose fat throughout your body and therefore could help to reduce cellulite. Although it won't make it go away, increasing muscle tone on the back of the legs can help to diminish the appearance of the cellulite dimples.

Fit's Tip: Message techniques, dietary supplements, creams and lipo have not yet been proven to reduce cellulite-- since these things are all relatively expensive I would recommend saving your money until something is proven.

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