j0318778The following article is a small excerpt from one of my books.  I hope you’ll want to learn more and let me help you to get into the best shape of your life.

It technically does not exist. You won’t find it in any medical dictionary or anatomy book, and only recently you’ll find it appearing in some dictionaries. The word cellulite first came into use in 1973 with the book ‘Cellulite: those bumps and bulges you couldn’t lose before’ was published. The author refers to the thick layer of fat around the hips and thighs as cellulite, which is a gel like substance made up of fat, water and wastes, trapped in bumpy, immovable pockets just beneath the skin. These pockets of fat gone wrong act like sponges that can absorb large amounts of water, blow up and bulge out, resulting in the ripples and flabbiness you see.

Since the mid 70’s women have attacked the ‘Cellulite’ problem with a vengeance and have spent countless amounts of dollars on trying to get rid of something that really does not exist. Cosmetic Companies introduce ‘anti cellulite’ products that say they help tone away the appearance of fat. Yet there are no scientific studies that prove these products work. Also, the cosmetic companies do not say their ‘anti cellulite’ products will burn fat because then, they would be categorized as a drug and would have to undergo testing and approval by the federal government. Here are some facts about Cellulite:

Cellulite in nothing more than stored fat.

All stored fat regardless of location is difficult but not impossible to remove.

Fibrous cords that connect the skin to the underlying tissue cause the dimpling effect of the fat. These cords tether the skin to the deeper structures with the fat lying between the two layers. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, bulging out around the long tough cords. This is somewhat like the effect of the buttons on an overstuffed pillow.

Fat cannot be massaged, perspired, relaxed, soaked, flushed, compressed or dissolved out of the body. It can however be sucked out. For a few thousand dollars you can have the fat in your thighs removed through liposuction. This is a surgical procedure in which the fat if literally siphoned out. This is a drastic procedure and in my opinion really should not be considered.

To reduce dimpled fat deposits you need a low fat diet, and exercise to strengthen the underlying supporting muscles.

Cellulite is simply regular fat, so do not allow highly advertised cellulite removing products to mislead you.

The one really sad fact of life about dieting is that most people who diet lose weight, but few keep it off. Any diet that works is going to have to teach you new eating habits you can carry out for the rest of your life. When you begin thinking you’re going to be on a diet for only six weeks, then you’re doomed to gain the weight back.

Once you fail, it’s harder to try again because you’ve already in your mind have set yourself up for the failure. Your diet can’t be temporary. You have to change your lifestyle and make proper food choices that you can live with day in and day out.

Exercise is also very important in your quest to lose weight. Be careful not to overdo your exercise program because this can lead to injuries, burnout and fertility problems. You do not have to become obsessive. For example, you would have to walk 30 miles to burn off the 3,500 kcal. in a pound of fat, however if you walk one mile a day, 365 extra miles a year, and without increasing your calorie intake, you would lose 12 pounds over the course of the year.

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