What Is Cellulite And How Do You Get Rid Of It?

What Is Cellulite And How Do You Get Rid Of It?

Do You Know What Cellulite Is… Really?

woman with cellulite on legs and bum

cellulite on thighs and buttocks

Despite the fact that around ninety percent of women have a dimpled cottage cheese like appearance, known as cellulite, on areas such as hips, thighs and buttocks… most women don’t really know what cellulite is.

If you were to pose the question “What is cellulite?” to some of your women friends, you would most likely get an odd array of confused answers. Common replies to this question are usually things like toxic fat pockets, out of control fat cells or fat pushing through holes in your connective tissue. It seems that most people have heard all sorts of strange things about what cellulite is.

In order to get rid of cellulite once and for all… you need to get to the bottom of two questions, what is cellulite and what causes it. Then you will be better equipped about how to really get rid of it.

First of all, let’s discuss what cellulite is not. It’s not some weird type of toxic body fat, or out of control pockets of fat cells pushing through your connective tissue. It isn’t caused by having a few glasses of wine or cups of coffee… and it’s not a genetic curse passed down from your grandmother.

Cellulite is not a thing… it’s actually just a word made up in a European beauty spa a few decades ago to give a name to the bumpy, dimpled, cottage cheese like appearance of the skin seen on the lower female body trouble spots (legs, hips, thighs and buttocks)

It’s not a fat problem, that’s why even thin women can have cellulite and it’s not a skin problem either, that’s why the cellulite creams and home remedies don’t have a long term
lasting effect. The only thing they do is temporarily tighten the skin making it look smoother.
They don’t actually get rid of the cellulite.

So What Is Cellulite Exactly?

It’s an underlying structural problem caused by mushy, soft, out of shape muscles. When the muscles are weak and untoned, they can’t support the skin layers above… so the skin buckles and dents and that is what causes the dimply, pitted, cottage cheese like appearance.

Therefore, as it is a muscle issue, the only real way to get rid of cellulite long term is with the right type of exercise to firm and tone the muscles so they can better support the layers above. That is how you get rid of the visible appearance of “cellulite”.

Now that you know a bit more about what cellulite is, here’s a video that will give you more information about the best exercises to get rid of cellulite.

There’s also a great article here, written by an expert in women’s body enhancement and
fitness that you may find interesting. This article goes further into answering the questions what is cellulite, what causes it and how do you get rid of it. It is a great read and has already been shared over 21,000 times on Facebook :

What Is Cellulite And The 5 Keys To Getting Rid Of It

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5 thoughts on “What Is Cellulite And How Do You Get Rid Of It?

  1. Amy

    I like reading through a post that can make people think. It is good that you are pointing out that there is a lot of misinformation around about this subject. It sounds like I’m not alone in having wasted quite a lot of money on anti cellulite products that don’t even work because they aren’t tackling the real problem. Thanks for a reality check!

  2. BJ

    This article is quite interesting. I remember years ago being told that cellulite was caused by yo yo dieting. I was told that the fat in your thighs and buttocks was different than the fat in the rest of your body and when you put on weight, the fat cells grew and multiplied and looked a bit like popcorn and that even if you lost the weight again you would be stuck forever with lumpy out of shape pockets of fat! At the time it sounded possible, as that is sort of what cellulite looks like. For years I have thought that this was true!

    1. debby Post author

      Sounds a bit like the explanation that I was given too! Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  3. Jane

    This is a great article, thanks! Like a lot of people, I didn’t really understand what cellulite was either. I suppose I have believed a lot of the stories out there. For years I have thought that it was lumpy out of control fat cells. Now I understand what it is a bit better.

    1. debby Post author

      Glad the article helped you understand what cellulite is! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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