Hello glorious, sparkly being! If you're here, I'm betting it's because you've got a bit of wobble on your glorious ass, and you're concerned about it.
Here's the thing, firstly nearly everyone has cellulite, we're just told that it's the bane of obesity, and that's bollocks!
Pick up nearly any beauty magazine and you will find a miracle 7 step plan to banning cellulite. Some are even audacious enough to try and tell you that cellulite is due to toxins, or gluten, or even a lack of colonics....
Let's bust through some of that bullshit and talk about the cottage cheese dimples that inhabit even the slimmest of humans. Here's a bunch of cellulite facts for you!
1 - Cellulite is basically fat that has pushed through the collagen in your skin. That's it. Kind of like when you push your flesh through fishnet stockings to get a dimple effect. The collagen is the fishnet...
2 - Both Women and Men have cellulite - the wibbly wobblies aren't limited to those of us who possess a lady garden (#sorrynotsorry) men can rock the cottage cheese thighs too. Women tend to carry more fat on their thighs and stomach - which is why we tend to have more cellulite.
3 - As you lose collagen, cellulite can appear more visible. Hormones, ageing, lack of muscle tone and higher body fat all cause cellulite to be more visible.
4 - Exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite - with strength and HIIT exercises proving to be the most effective, mostly because they are the most efficient at fat burning and muscle growth.
5 - Even fitness models have cellulite, but we don't see it in magazines because they air brush the shit out of those images!
Cool magool, OK so cellulite is fat, wibbly, wobbly, dimply fat. Pretty straight forward right?
Like any type of fat, you might have fat, but you aren't defined by it.
Just like you have hair, and you're not hair. You have fingernails and you're not fingernails - fat is just fat.
The body love approach:
Dear one, I wish you could fall so radically in love with your curves and bumps that you don't even use the C-Word! Let me assure you that you are goddess, worthy of your own attention and love!
This body has got you so far already, and to be honest, the fitspo/weight loss industry/ is NOT worthy of your time and money. They exist solely to make you feel inadequate.
Don't buy into that crap, sparkly one YOU ARE MORE POWERFUL!
Frankly, you can't do much about the wibbly wobblies, but here are a few strategies
If cellulite is something that actually upsets you, you have a few options available to you:
- Learn to embrace and love your rocking bod with ALL of its features!
- Consider cosmetic treatments - some have been proven to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- Maintain a healthy body with a moderate diet and exercise plan (Always do this under the guidance of your doctor and a registered dietician)
You've got your body for an entire lifetime, you might as well love being in your skin!
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