Want to get rid of cellulite? There's only one thing worth trying
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We don’t want to hear that there is no solution for what’s bothering us. Also, even we don’t want to admit it, we are not happy with the solution if it is too difficult or time-consuming. The shape of our body is a pure example. We all want to have the perfect physique that we visualize, and what’s more, we want that instantly, which makes it much more than a magic trick.
This is why it’s so easy to trap people— excluding the skepticism in order to believe in something that is better than the pure reality. Unfortunately, women in particular, in pursuit of not just solution for aesthetic problems but also for insecurity, are ‘victims’ of such a deception.
We don’t only purchase cellulite cream because our orange rind looking skin is really that big of a problem. Most often we buy it because we think that if the cellulite disappears, self-confidence will instantly arise. Once the butt looks smooth, you’ll be able to wear shorts of your favorite bikini you haven’t worn for years mostly because of the misplaced insecurity about your thighs.
Cellulite is an easy "problem" to target. Around 80 to 90% of women have it to some degree making them feel insecure because of it. So when a Facebook friend of yours shares a post about a treatment or massager, adding that it cured their cellulite...you’re most likely to at least open the link even though there’s no evidence it actually works. That’s the way tricks are selling to the masses. It’s not that those treatments don’t make an effect. It's reportedly left women with severe bruises.
Tip: bruising is not a sign of healing, nor a sign that you're shaping your body into the way you want it to be. It simply is a sign that you’ve damaged your blood vessels.
There’s little you can do about cellulite
Cellulite is a result of the way many women’s bodies store fat. The spots in our skin that store fat cells look different in male and female. Having a lot of fat and thin skin makes things worse, though even slim people can have cellulite. Everyone has some body fat that we need to survive—so it’s impossible to eliminate it in total.
Many of the so-called cellulite solutions claim to rearrange the fat rather than eliminating body fat entirely. Some magazines even suggest exfoliating washes, as if it is possible to just scrub away the fat cells. Dermatologists are using lasers and needles that are believed to zap away the clumps. Other companies sell balms that tighten your skin. Even though they are extremely expensive, none of those really work, except for having short-term effect.
Losing body fat will improve cellulite, but it won’t eliminate it
Excess fat makes cellulite worse for sure. Having larger or more fat cells emphasizes the lumps, so losing body fat is one of the few solutions that help. But the skin structure is still the issue, you won’t get rid of the cellulite completely. You can run for hours every day and never succeed in rearranging fibers of your connective tissue’s structure.
And let’s face it, cellulite should not become your one and only fitness motivator, there are far better reasons to lose body fat.
Strengthening your muscles and lifting weight are potential solution
Building muscle have the potential to change how your body stores fat by tightening an entire muscle groups. Those of us with Y chromosome don’t tend to get cellulite because their tissue is more interconnected, and doesn’t allow for large patches of fat to squeeze through. Theoretically, a strong muscle should act the fat-smoothing effect.
Weight lifting has become popular for women in the last few years, but there’s still an absurd idea that lifting weight turns you into a bodybuilder. It is true that lifting will give you bigger muscles, but it still doesn’t mean that you will look like a stereotypically masculine bodybuilder.
As an additional benefit, you’ll probably start to like your body more for what it can do, rather than what it looks like. That might do the trick.