Cellulite – An Unattractive Aspect of Aging and Excess Fat

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Maybe you have struggled with cellulite all of your life; or maybe this is a new development since you reached your thirties. Either way, cellulite is ugly. Often times it is small and others do not even see it on your, but to you it looks like it covers your entire stomach, butt, or thighs. It may or may not really be that bad but do you really want to take the chance?

Cellulite is difficult to get rid of. Surely you have seen those creams and lotions that promise to reduce the amount of cellulite you may have in a particular area. Unfortunately, like most diets out there, these are marketing gimmicks. Large corporations and manufacturers know exactly what to say to get you to second guess what you might be currently doing or make you think you need to fix something. While there may be some active ingredients that might help reduce the appearance of cottage cheese there is no way a cream can help you to actually reduce the amount of cellulite.

How we hate cellulite

Cellulite is a fat. The only way to get rid of it is to lower your body fat percentage (this is the amount of fat to muscle you have throughout your entire body). There are only two proven ways to lose excess fat – eating right and exercise. Eating right does not equal dieting; dieting in the sense of cutting calories anywhere below 1500 a day. In fact, a healthy diet will have you consuming anywhere from 1500-2500 depending on your body type, activity level, weight, etc.

So, yes, the amount you eat is specific to you not your neighbour or best friend. What this means is that everyone on your block cannot go on a diet that calls for 500 calories a day and expect the same results. In fact, a diet with this low of a caloric intake will cause you to lose muscle and possible horde weight leaving you more prone to cellulite and excess fat when you start eating again.

This means back to eating right – you need to focus on eating the right foods – whole, natural foods. Foods like fruits and vegetables, meats and dairy products, and even nuts and grains are exactly what you should be filling your diet with. If you cut out processed and sugary foods and eat natural foods, you excess fat will begin to disappear. It won’t be noticeable – on the outside – at first, but know that it is working.

Proper exercise is what kills cellulite

The second thing one must do is work out. This does not mean run for two hours a day, rather, you need to focus on proper strength training exercise. Muscle burns fat; therefore, the more muscle you have the less fat you will have. Simply find 15-20 minutes a day to build your muscles and your body composition will begin to change for the better. You can rid your body of awful cellulite; it just takes some work and dedication. It’s time to start taking care of your body; after all, no one else is going to do it and you are well worth it.

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