When I think about it, I want to cringe for dear life, you know what I am talking about. As embarrassing as it is, we go even further by naming it things like cottage cheese thighs, hail damage, orange peel? We all used it at one time to describe our sshhhh…. Cellulite. As women the question arises once too often as to what we could have possibly done to suffer the horrid aliments that we do, and then suddenly it dawns… ahhh, yes, the apple.
Well the truth of the matter is that when I was young I never had to worry my pretty little mind with unsightly things like cellulite. In fact, as I type this, I want to fall off my chair as I remember the tiny piece of material that covered my unmentionables. Cellulite? Please. That was for the fat old ladies. Now, in my 30’s, the only thing I can think of is, how much of my cellulite is showing? But what does that mean? Am I the fat old lady? Hmmm.
The greatest misconception is that only over weight people have cellulite. I can confidently say that this is not true, for I am a skinny person with cellulite. Women across all age groups suffer with this and it has become a nightmare for many. Women spend billions on quick fix treatments that seldom work. The harsh truth is that cellulite is a genetic predisposition so if your mom has cellulite, then it is most likely that you will have it. (and after this article, my mom and I will be having a few words about her bad genes … lol)
Cellulite is nothing more than fat deposits beneath the skin which is caused by toxins, from a poor diet. This reduces the skins elasticity and slows down circulation.
So, we may not be able to hide from this monster however we can try to reduce the effects.
- Changing your diet and consuming foods that are “clean”, which means, staying away from processed foods.
- Keep yourself hydrated, and this is important for more than just cellulite control.
- Swap refined salt for Celtic salt.
- Skin brushing is amazing and really does help, use a dry body brush just before you shower in the morning and remember to brush towards your heart.
- Don’t be afraid to work your legs, squats and lunges are great exercises to target this problem.
As much as I hate the sight of my cellulite, even more in my late twenties, but as I hit the thirties, and I have hit it hard, I don’t pay so much attention to them anymore. I think maturity has taught me that there are some things you just can not control, and cellulite is one of them. So, instead of obessing over what I cant change, I have learnt to accept and take control.
So whatever you name your babies hiding on your thighs, buttocks and tummy, remember that you are beautiful, a slight change of mindset and lifestyle will go a long way.