Cellulite is fat that has received a bad reputation. It is not a sign of an unhealthy body. There are many misconceptions about it and some websites will even state that it’s caused by poor circulation and drainage in the body.
They also state that it is fat that has been damaged. To add credibility to their statements, they’ll also state that even female athletes show signs of cellulite.
All this is just confusing and makes women hate their bodies. This article aims to keep things simple. Cellulite is fat. That’s it. Fat that is stored in a unique way that it results in its dimpled and not so pleasant appearance.
That’s it. Just like all fat in your body, it can be burnt off and you can reduce the amount of it in your body.
To a certain extent, it can be hereditary also. Women with thinner skin will show more signs of it since the fats will be more visible beneath the skin. Some women are also more predisposed to gaining fat and that’s exactly what makes up those lumpy dimples.
That does not mean they are unhealthy. Just like any fat gain, they’re consuming more calories than they are expending. Reversing this state will result in fat loss and the reduction of cellulite.
Cellulite looks different from normal fat only because of the structure of the tissues that connect the skin to the underlying muscles. These bands are perpendicular in women and have pockets of fat storage. Once those pockets are filled and then continue to fill with fat the excess fat starts pushing upwards and becomes visible because the skin is thin
Some people may say that it’s caused by toxin buildup. This to a certain extent is true because fat in the body tends to bind toxins so that you do not become sick. However, toxins do not cause it. Fat buildup does.
Eliminate the fats and you eliminate the cellulite.
Another common fallacy is assuming that only overweight women have it. Many slim women have it too. So, if fat causes it to appear, why do these women still have it?
Because, it is not a matter of weight. The all-important number is your body fat percentage. There are many women who see slim, yet they have low muscle mass and a high percentage of body fat. In the fitness industry, this is known as “skinny fat”. So, even if you are slim but have a high body fat percentage, that fat is going to spill out of the spaces between your tissues and pop out as cellulite