Okay let me tell you what you ladies want to know right away: YES, YOU CAN GET RID OFF YOUR CELLULITE. Because I did!
I was 16 years old when I saw my girlfriends pinching each other’s upper leg to understand if there was a cellulite situation. Until then I hadn’t even known the word’s meaning! No one pinched me so I assumed I didn’t have any. I led a carefree life until the day my boyfriend pinched me in my thigh while we were walking in the streets in summer: “Full of cellulite!” he exclaimed to my horror. Well, maybe he had exaggerated a bit because he wanted me to hit the gym with him. But still, I felt awful! I was 20 years old and the very next day, I started working out three times a week.
Did my cellulite go away? No it didn’t and it really bothered me. I investigated the subject and learned everything about the causes and suggested treatments. The conclusion of my research was this:
- If you buy creams be careful. Many of them contain Aminophylline, a prescription drug approved for treating asthma. Aminophylline may narrow blood vessels and force water from the skin, which could be dangerous for people with circulatory problems. What’s more, Aminophylline can cause an allergic reaction in some people
- Don’t forget to do massages, they are good for your soul and relaxation but also remove excess fluid from your body
- Liposuction is not a solution neither because it is a surgical procedure to remove deep fat, not cellulite, which is just beneath the skin
- Machines with infrared light are claimed to emit certain wavelengths known to disrupt fat tissue, combined with rollers and suctions they shall soften the fibrous bands of connective tissue that cause the dimpled appearance. But again: no proof that this works
NINE OUT OF TEN WOMEN HAVE CELLULITE and you and me we are not the lucky number 10 who has inherited great genes. So after my investigation, I decided to simply accept that I have cellulite. “Live with it, there is nothing you can do about it”, I said to myself. But then, after the birth of my son in 2010, I started working out with a personal trainer. I learned to train properly, with heavy weights. And guess what: my cellulite started fading away. I am not saying I have none, but it’s so much better. And it would be most probably all gone if I could refrain myself from eating sweets in the week-ends.
So here is what you need to do if you want to get rid off those dimples:
- Lose weight if you are overweight but do it slowly, not with a crash diet
- Eat a healthy diet packed with vegetables and fibre
- Drink lots of water
- Do aerobic exercise
- Start strength training and increase the weights together with your trainer
By the way, if you look at the models in fashion shows, you can see that some of them have cellulite too. They are very thin, but if they don’t exercise and are not the lucky number 10, this is what happens. The only way to get rid off cellulite is to reduce the fat in your body (which is not necessary if you are thin of course) and to build up muscle. Let me remind you girls: you are not going to build up muscles with 2 kilo dumbbells! To give you one example: I lift 200 kilos at the leg press – that’s why my legs are thinner and stronger than ever.
My ex-boyfriend came to Turkey for business reasons two days ago. In the end I am a woman right, so I decided to wear a mini skirt when dressing up in the morning. Of course I caused the intended irritation: he couldn’t take his eyes off my legs. I know it’s evil, but it felt so good.