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All About Cellulite

The bane of most women’s existence… I have more requests to “fix” cellulite than most anything, and frankly, I really wish I had the magic bullet. If I did, I’d buy it. Then I’d name my 60+ foot sailboat “Cellulite” and retire… but, I don’t. I am writing today about what cellulite is, the 100+ things “they” say you can do to improve or remove it, and what I really think is the best method for treatment.
Cellulite is not just extra fat, and it is not only a problem for larger people. In fact, it’s much more common in smaller people; women much more so than men. (I know – UNFAIR!) There are many factors that come into play, and I am not sure they are all fully understood. In my mind, there are four main components.

Myths: I am not going to spend a lot of time on this but I just read one website that suggested eating Diatomaceous Earth to detox and get rid of cellulite…REALLY?? I used to put that in the filter of my pool. Please don’t eat dirt.
Here are some other “miracle” treatments:

Okay, so what does work? Here’s the bad news: good old fashion clean eating and exercise – specifically strength moves that increase and maintain the muscles in your lower extremities. By building your muscles, it supports the structures that are lax and in need of help… and keep in mind, I am not talking Hulk Hogan weight lifting style, I mean lunges and squats, etc. I know it’s not what anyone wants to hear, but it’s the truth. And I promise, when and if someone ever comes out with a tried and true answer to cellulite, I’ll be right back to tell you all about it!
Live well.

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