Weight Loss Issues-Can You Be Cellulite Free

By: Marie K Gordon

One thing I really must say at the outset of this article is,that if you were to ask the majority of men to define cellulitethey would most probably be completely baffled.

Then after you explained it to them in detail and told them thatyou suffered from it, more likely than not the reaction would beto look at you as if you were slightly mad, shrug theirshoulders and say that they had actually never noticed it. Soone consolation I suppose, is that most men apparently just donot see it and do not know what all the fuss is about!

(They can be wonderful sometimes can't they!)

From a womans point of view however, cellulite is at bestsomething which restricts what she can or cannot wear, or atworst in extreme cases something which can be downrightunsightly. If we are being brutally honest, dimples on ourcheeks can be really cute, but dimples on our thighs and ourbuttocks most certainly are not.

It has been described as the dreaded "orange peel look"especially in relation to female thighs and buttocks. Many womencan literally spend absolute fortunes to try and find ways toeliminate it.

Having established that it is a big problem (for the majority ofwomen at least), I find myself coming back to the question in mytitle - Is it possible to be totally free of cellulite!

In truth I think sadly that as things stand at themomentprobably not, but there are many many steps that can be taken tominimise the unsightly look of cellulite, and my intention inthis article is to outline just a few of them.

It does really help if we try and understand some of the maincauses of cellulite, and what if anything we can effectively doto both reduce the unsightly appearance (in our eyes at least),and even to try and banish it completely.

We should remember that the primary cause of cellulite is weightgain, and if a woman does gain excess weight the layers of fatunder the skin expand, but sadly not in a smooth uniform way. Wehave the female hormone estrogen which promotes fat on thethighs and buttocks to thank for this.

When fat cells start to build up on the lower half of the femalebody, they are more likely to multiply and press against theskin. This process creates the bulged and dimpled look of thedreaded cellulite, and with very very few exceptions, it iscompletely a feminine problem. Another important factor is thatas we age our skin also tends to lose its tautness, particularlyso if we do not take any forms of regular exercise.

So having now determined the main causes of cellulite,let uslook in some detail at some of the choices available to us totry and minimize the effects of it.

The first choice is that you can learn to live with it.

Yes, I do actually mean that!

At the end of the day it is not going to detract from you as awoman, and there is no reason whatsoever why you cannot still bevery attractive.

Do not let it become an obsession under any circumstances!

The second and for me personally, the most important choiceavailable is to make a seriously determined and long term effortto lose those unnecessary extra pounds. I strongly recommend alow fat diet as the first and vital step to take if you are tosucceed in fighting this battle.

Make it a top priority to become much more active!

Simple changes such as walking more frequently, taking up asport that you really could enjoy(perhaps something you did inthe past), or alternatively taking the time to join a fewexercise classes, are just some examples. Join those exerciseclasses which concentrate primarily on hips buttocks and thighs.This will greatly help in improving and toning up those areasaffected by cellulite.

Your third choice is to try out some of the many creams that youcan purchase. Use these with a deep massaging technique whichwill help improve the overall appearance of the cellulite areas.

The fourth and most drastic choice is liposuction which removesexcess fat. Another such process is Endermologie, a mechanicalmassage that will smooth out the dimples. These methods can bereally expensive, so you will have to be prepared to dig deepfor them.

USEFUL QUICK FIX TIPS TO INSTANTLY DISGUISE CELLULITE

Fake Tan - Apply the fake tan normally, but just before you aregoing to show your legs, rub a layer of hair serum (yes thestuff you use to stop frizz), along your shinbone. This makesthe thinner area of your shinbone much more prominent, and willtherefore help to disguise those parts which are less firm inappearance.

Wear The Right Shoes - Heels or wedges will make your legsappear much longer, but beware of ankle straps and flat shoes.They really do make your legs look considerably shorter andfatter.

Take a tip from the celebrities. They wear heels with trousersand jeans, and have them made so that the trousers end about aninch below the ankle. The effect of this is to make their legslook really long and slim.

Draw The Eyes Upwards - If you are wearing your jeans on a nightout for example, by either wearing a bulky necklace, a glitteryscarf, or maybe even a Wonderbra and a V Necked top (if you arefeeling slightly daring), you will distract attention away fromyour thighs.

Wear dark colors as they make your bottom parts look muchslimmer.

Try out a Fast Fix Treatment - Treat yourself by going to abeauty salon, and indulge in one of their cellulite instant fixprocedures. These can be very expensive but they really do makeyour thighs look smoother and sleeker. Unfortunately though,these procedures only last for a short length of time.

The majority of women would love to have thinner cellulite freethighs, but do please remember that it is your overallappearance which matters most. If you look and feel attractivein yourself that will be the way that others will also see you.

Remember that the aim here is for improvement not perfection.Cellulite has been a femimine curse (as women see it), since thebeginning of time. As yet no one has come upwith either aninstant or indeed permanent cure. However until they do, and oneday somebody just might, stay focussed on your overall health,take serious and meaningful steps to lose weight, and maintain agood exercise program.

That way you can at the very least keep the whole thing inperspective, and in so doing, maintain your self confidence andself esteem at a much higher level than it would otherwise havebeen.

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