Blog By: Konika Luke
Ask any woman, if there’s one thing worse than fat, it’s dimply fat. After all everyone dislikes cellulite. Cellulite is commonly called orange peel or orange peel syndrome because it makes the affected area of the skin look and feel like the bumpy peel of an orange. It doesn’t matter if you are carrying extra pounds or as skinny as a model, cellulite could still be a problem. This affliction plagues some men but it’s far more prevalent in women.
What is Cellulite?
Everyone has strands of connective tissue or collagen just beneath the surface of the skin. These fibrous cords connect our skin to the muscle. Between the skin and muscles, there is a store of fat. When the fat presses against the fibrous net, you get the dimpled flesh effect of cellulite.
In women, these fibers form a honey-comb shaped pattern, so any increase in fat tends to bulge out. You see less cellulite in men because their fibers run horizontally, forming a criss-cross pattern that prevents bulging or dimpling.
Cellulite doesn’t discriminate age. It can show up on girls in their teens or younger. Though cellulite can pop up at any time, it is true that it can get worse with age. That’s because there are changes in our tissues. The strands of connective tissue loose their elasticity with age. The skin get’s thinner, making cellulite more noticeable. More importantly we gain fat with age. The average woman loses five pounds of muscle and replaces it with fifteen pounds of fat every decade of her adult life. Because fat is exceptionally soft, it doesn’t keep our skin taut like muscles do. It takes up more space, so it bulges out.
Cellulite is probably one of the most dreaded physical trait for the modern woman. Nevertheless, cellulite in itself poses no health risks and is more of an aesthetical issue than a medical disorder.
There’s no to talk down to yourself because you have a few pockets and dimples to spare. There is a big lesson in learning to love your body just as it is. It works very hard for you every second to keep you alive and functioning.
The good news is, you really can help your body to become firmer and leaner and reduce cellulite.
Regular exercise is vital. It burns calories to reduce fat, boosts circulation and can help disguise cellulite by improving muscle tone. Exercise also improves lymphatic drainage, which carries toxins away from the cells. If drainage is sluggish, it will contribute to cellulite. Maintain a balanced and healthy diet which will eliminate toxins from the body and reduce body fat.
To get rid of cellulite you can use the R-K-O method.
R – Each day you follow a healthy diet and get enough physical activity is an ” R ” day of “regular reducing”.
K – There may be days when you exercise but do not eat a healthy diet or vice versa. That counts as “K” day for “keeping it off”. Your weight will most likely remain the same .
O – Days when you splurge on food and don’t get enough physical activity are days for “off”. The number on the scale will go up.
The Winning Formula is a month ‘s review showing “R” days outnumber “K” days and “K” days outnumber “O” days.
Fighting the dimply look of cellulite isn’t really that hard. You just need to eat real food given by Mother Nature and exercise or move your body every day.
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