Cottage Cheese Epidemic – Part 2

After doing some research, I learned many interesting and informative things when it comes to cellulite. Let me give you a little explanation of exactly what cellulite is before we try to figure out how to prevent, and most importantly, get rid of it. When a collection of fat cells and liquid builds up under the skin and pushes against the connective tissue it causes that lumpy appearance often labeled as cottage cheese. It develops in different stages and is not even visible in the beginning. Cellulite most often occurs on the butt, thighs, and stomach and is very common. In fact, over 90% of woman have experienced cellulite. Men can get cellulite as well, but it is not as likely due to way the fibers within their skin are shaped and they have smoother, tighter skin. Another major reason why men don’t get cellulite as often is hormonal differences.

The major causes of cellulite include: a poor diet, lack of exercise, too much body fat, heredity, and hormonal fluctuations. If you’re diet is high in fat and carbohydrates and you’re barely exercising, then regardless of body weight, you are likely to have cellulite. Even what appears to be more slender people have cellulite because their body still stores fat, which appears as cellulite. In order to reduce cellulite one should perform a regular exercise routine that includes strength and cardio vascular training.

Cellulite can be hereditary and even at body fat levels as low as 14% it can still be visible. Unfortunately this is unavoidable factor may affect the fat storage in these areas. One of the most major causes of cellulite is if there is a strong increase the female hormone – estrogen. This would increase cellulite. Pregnancy, birth control pills, menstruation, and excessive stress or weight gain are multiple reasons why hormones will fluctuate. Of course not all of these things can be avoided either, but we should try our hardest to prevent what we can.

If you happen to develop cellulite don’t give up hope and decide to never wear your bathing suit or a skirt again. What it all comes down to is cellulite is nothing more than a visible flaw that most women hate, but now you know there are many things that you can do to decrease it and get completely rid of the appearance of cellulite. If you start by living a healthy well balanced lifestyle that consists of regular exercise, low stress, and a balanced diet you can watch your cellulite begin to melt away!!