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What To Know About Reducing Cellulite

What To Know About Reducing Cellulite

If you've been worrying about a bit of dimpling on your backside, at least you know you're not alone — 80 to 90 percent of women have cellulite somewhere on their bodies. If knowledge is power, here are a few things about cellulite to help you feel empowered about that puckering skin. Cellulite is more prominent in women than in men due to the structural differences of stored fat between the sexes. The connective tissues that create these storage units in men works on diagonals, where as we lucky ladies store our fat in a large vertical honeycomb-like structure. This structural form unfortunately enhances the appearance of the dimples. Genes also play a role, so if your mother has cellulite, or you tend to gain weight in certain areas, you may be more susceptible to that cottage-cheese-like skin. Hormonal changes such as taking the pill or having a baby can trigger cellulite. Lifestyle choices can also affect how your skin looks. Smoking, caffeine, poor diet, eating too much fat, yo-yo dieting, not drinking enough water, not exercising, and not getting enough sleep are also factors. It is possible to reduce the appearance of cellulite. A combination of laser, massage, radio frequency, and suction treatments are available, but these remedies are pricey and only temporary. You'll end up needing to fork over the moola for ongoing treatments in order to maintain your skin's new look. Don't waste your money on cellulite lotions either since topical creams can't penetrate the three layers of skin to eliminate the fat. What you can do is decrease overall body fat by doing calorie-burning cardio; try 60 minutes of cardio five times a week. Unfortunately, cardio alone will not decrease the dimples. Flaccid muscle can increase the appearance of cellulite, so strength training i Continue reading >>

Get Rid Of Cellulite Fast – A Guide For Women

Get Rid Of Cellulite Fast – A Guide For Women

Have you been struggling to get rid of cellulite fast? Are you confused by all the pills, rollers, massagers, creams and “skin treatments” out there? Have you lost a lot of weight only to notice that the cellulite is still there!? Even worse, has dimply cottage cheese-like cellulite put a strain on your love life??? If you answered yes to any of these questions rest assured that in this comprehensive guide you will learn to get rid of cellulite permanently. What got you to this point in the first place? Before we can attack your problem you need to understand what caused it. Otherwise, you’ll end up spinning your wheels trying every bogus treatment under the sun. And do you really feel like buying another body wrap or another bottle of pills only to be disappointed yet again? Probably not. In a nutshell, cellulite is caused by the uneven distribution of fat in between your skin and muscle tissue. And there are many contributing factors here: A lack of muscle tone Reduced collagen production – a skin tightening protein Poor micro-circulation (blood flow to the smaller areas in your lower body) A higher ratio of estrogen (fat storing hormone) to testosterone (fat burning hormone) And all of these are interrelated. A lack of muscle tone will reduce your metabolic rate which in turn will make it harder to burn dimply fat; poor circulation makes it extremely difficult for your body to reach and break down fatty acids; and lower levels of testosterone make you store fat while simultaneously decreasing your ability to recover from exercise. So you have to attack all of these factors in parallel if you’re serious about getting rid of cellulite once and for all. Here is the good news: you can fix all of these with a specialized exercise and diet program. Your program h Continue reading >>

How To Get Rid Of Cellulite On Legs

How To Get Rid Of Cellulite On Legs

The two most frequent topics we get asked about here at Metabolic Effect are belly fat and lower body fat (specifically What Causes Cellulite). I have already written pretty extensively on the physiology of belly fat (You can read those blogs HERE, and HERE and also HERE). In this blog I want to attack the issue of lower body fat and address the “what causes cellulite and getting rid of cellulite” issues particularly. I can’t tell you how often I have been asked question regarding cellulite and the variety of ways I have been asked: What causes cellulite? How do you get rid of cellulite? And is it even possible to get rid of cellulite? Cellulite is really the combination of two factors, fat and collagen fibers. The problem is that this fat and collagen is a little different than the fat and collagen found on a man’s body and even different than fat found on different areas of the female physique. What causes cellulite? Compared to men, women have collagen fibers in their lower body that run vertically up and down like a picket fence. This straight up and down distribution of collagen fibers is the major reason females get cellulite and men don’t. (Estimates are 90% of women have some degree of cellulite compared to 10% of men.) The superficial collagen of men forms more of a mesh. If women have the picket fence distribution of collagen, men have the “chain link fence” distribution. Where women’s fibers run up and down, male fibers crisscross. This is important because the vertical distribution of female collagen fibers, more prevalent in the female lower body, form a sort of pocket in which fat cells then grow (see the picture above). As the fat cells grow in size they are essentially corralled in and packed tightly together by the collagen fibers. Pictu Continue reading >>

Say Goodbye To Cellulite For Summer!

Say Goodbye To Cellulite For Summer!

Cellulite: a woman’s most feared enemy! Most of us have it at some point in our lives and are not proud with it. It is stubborn and very difficult to get rid of at times, but I am happy to tell you that there are some things that you can do to improve your skin’s appearance. The root of the problem concerning cellulite goes deeper than the skin will tell! Strong Body Guide: 12 Week Home Workout Plan! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram and my Facebook page for free recipes, diet tips, workout videos, and motivation. So what is cellulite exactly? Cellulite is defined as persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin that resembles an appearance of that of an orange peel. It frequently occurs more so in women than men due to the fact that women carry more body fat than men. Cellulite occurs most frequently in the hip, thigh, and buttock region; however it can occur on your upper extremities as well. Cellulite is simply a sign that your body is being polluted! Age Women who smoke and are over 35 years of age are the typical candidates for cellulite; however it can occur in any age, smoker or nonsmoker. The age reasoning is due to the fact that as we age, we lose elasticity within our skin that keeps it supple and young looking. This is another reason why we gain wrinkles! Hormones Estrogen has been known to cause cellulite because it breaks down the skin’s collagen during cellulite formation. This is also why women are more prone to cellulite than men! Also, women with lower estrogen levels are not as prone to cellulite. During pregnancy, you gain cellulite due to the increase in Estrogen. Your body clings to those fat deposits for dear life! Squarespace Visit Site This is why some women are left wondering why their bodies are changing the way that they Continue reading >>

So You Want To Know More About Keto?

So You Want To Know More About Keto?

Eat fat to burn fat and you don't need carbs. Read that line again. Memorize it. Let it become your mantra because that is truly what Keto is about. Sure, there are other guidelines to follow but that is truly the basis of the ketogenic lifestyle. My favorite part of Keto is that I always feel full and satisfied. That alone has helped me stick to it and its due largely to the high fat intake which keeps me both mentally and physically satiated. From a young age we have it ingrained in our heads that we need carbs for our bodies to function, if you've read anything about Keto you will already know that this is not entirely accurate. While our bodies are well adapted to converting and using carbs as glucose for energy, we also have the ability to convert and use fat as ketones for energy as well. The human body is a truly marvelous creation, imagine a car that can run on gas or water? That's the way I see it anyway, our body is capable of using its internal "computer" to change fuel sources. When our fuel source changes to ketones our metabolism does something incredible, it starts to use all our fat for energy. I'm not kidding, since our body burns our fat stores during ketosis, you begin to see crazy changes happening before your eyes. You know that problem spot you have, the one that you just can't get to go flat no matter how much dieting and exercise you do? Ya, well imagine that spot, gone! Seriously. You know that unspeakable cellulite? Also gone! It sounds too good to be true, but give it a month and you will see that I'm not making stuff up. Of course for great rewards one must exercise great self discipline. That means, for that first month of keto you should be SUPER on point about things. Seriously, be obsessive about it. Count and log every little thing you p Continue reading >>

Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off

Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off

This is the script for my “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off” video. Did you know Butter can make your pants fall off? Neither did I, until I started eating butter and cream and bacon and eggs and fatty cuts of chicken cooked in good old fashioned lard. I lost 145 pounds in 14 months, eating Butter made my size 54 pants fall off Hello, my name is Bob, I’m fifty years old, I’m not a diet guru, I’m just an average working class guy and I know my story sounds crazy, but I hope you’ll hear me out if you’re fat, sick and hurting, I hope you’ll give me a few minutes of your time, because I believe my story could really change your life. Instead of calling this video “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off”, I almost called it: “Sugar made me so fat I couldn’t sit in a folding chair.” The truth is – this is me on May 8th, 2013 I couldn’t sit in these fold down chairs. You know, the type with arm rests, that are nightmares for fat people. Me and my family had gone to my son’s college graduation. The ceremony was held on the floor of a huge gymnasium, in Nashville but we had to sit way up high in the nose bleed section on one of those long hard uncomfortable wooden benches, because I was too fat to sit in these chairs close to the ceremony. I want to tell you about how I went from that guy, to this: I’m about to tell you something you might not believe at first, but fat does not make you fat. The more fat you eat, the less fat you’ll have hanging over your belt. Butter is diet food for people who tend to get fat. And if saying “butter is diet food” shocks you, I’ll take it a step further, and shock you more. I know Butter and cream and bacon and lard are fantastic health restoring miracle foods. I lost 100 pounds in 7 months and another 45 poun Continue reading >>

Adipose Tissue Disorders (atd) And Ketosis

Adipose Tissue Disorders (atd) And Ketosis

I have been wondering if people with ATDs can enter ketosis. Many people on low carbohydrate diets reach ketosis or fat burning when the body no longer uses sugar but breaks down fat into ketones. If you are in ketosis, you should be able to lose fat. So why is it so hard to lose fat in ATDs such as those on this website? I put up a little survery to see if people with ATDs are able to go into ketosis. You can buy ketone sticks to test for ketones in your urine. For example: Shop around for a good price. Some people need to fast for 12 hours before testing their urine after eating a small meal of low carbohydrates the night before. Some may need to fast for three days. Some people may use up their ketones in their blood and not pass any into the urine. TAKE THE SURVEY: Continue reading >>

Dear Carrie: Cellulite

Dear Carrie: Cellulite

Hi again, everyone. Thanks for the comments and emails in response to my last post on menopause and hot flashes. I’m working on getting through your questions and hope to do several posts throughout the summer that speak specifically to issues that matter to women. Now that summer is here for most of the country, it seems like a good time to share a frequent reader issue this time of year. Dear Carrie, I’m 35 and have been Primal for almost two years now. I’ve always been fairly thin, but going Primal in my eating and exercise has helped me get in better shape and build muscle. Unfortunately, I’m still plagued with some cellulite on the backs of thighs and hips. (Can I mention that I hate swimsuit season?) Why is cellulite so stubborn? Every “miracle cure” I’ve ever tried did next to nothing. Tell it to me straight – will this ever go away? Is there anything I can do? Thanks to you and Mark for everything you do with the Primal community. Janet Janet, you’re in good company – including in the Primal community. Cellulite is as stubborn as it is common. As you say, all kinds of products and procedures promise the moon but rarely deliver. The actual physiology of cellulite makes it hard to actually eliminate. Nonetheless, there are some Primal style approaches for both minimizing the look and addressing the causes of it. As Mark likes to say, let’s first break it down. Cellulite describes the sometimes pitted appearance of fat deposits in the body. It’s most often seen on the thighs and derrière, but it can show up the hips, stomach, and upper arms as well. In milder cases, the tell-tale texture only shows up if you pinch the area or if the area is compressed (like when you bend down or cross your legs). In other cases, it’s visible regardless of Continue reading >>

Lc-hf And Cellulite

Lc-hf And Cellulite

I have been experimenting with very low carb and higher fat ketosis type diet. I love it and I feel great, but I have noticed that I have more cellulite on my thighs than normal. I am losing inches (not pounds, which is a good thing) but it is definitely not going anywhere fast. Have any other women experienced this while losing weight low carb? 1 Worst Carb After Age 50 If you're over 50 and you eat this carb, you will never lose belly fat. HealthPlus50 I read that high fat diets contribute to cellulite, and I always thought that was bs. Now I am reconsidering upping my protein and carbs for less fat. What do you think? Continue reading >>

Lipolene Review – Does It Work?

Lipolene Review – Does It Work?

Dimples are cute on your face, but not on your thighs. Cellulite is a problem that effects as much as 85% of the world’s female population and some men have cellulite as well. That lumpy, bumpy, cottage cheese type fat that gathers around the belly, on the hips, thighs, and fanny is all too common. There are conflicting thoughts on its cause with fingers pointing at excess weight, poor circulation, heredity, diet, and other factors. We do know that heredity does play a role in cellulite’s appearance and that cellulite gets worse as we age. There are multiple products on the market that say they can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Lipolene is a cream that claims it can dramatically improve the skin’s appearance and lessen cellulite. Does it work? Lipolene – Its Ingredients and How it Works No official website was found for Lipolene so there is a limited amount of information available about this cellulite cream. Here’s what is known: Lipolene is manufactured by a company named Skin Doctors Cosmeceuticals. The product does contain some ingredients that have been clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite. Some of those ingredients include caffeine and Theobroma cacao, other wise known as cocoa. These two ingredients are xanthenes and scientists know that xanthenes help speed up circulation and act as diuretics, which helps eliminate excess fluids and restructure cells. Some of the other active ingredients in Lipolene include: Forksolin – an herbal ingredient that is believed to stimulate fat loss Seaweed – to restore elasticity to the skin and detoxify and cleanse Gotu Kola – for strengthening connective tissue and improving blood circulation Rosemary oil – a natural diuretic Salicylic acid and apple juice – used as exfoliants Al Continue reading >>

9 Ways To Get Rid Of Cellulite On Thighs And Legs Fast

9 Ways To Get Rid Of Cellulite On Thighs And Legs Fast

Cellulite is one of those nightmares you don’t really see coming. Just when you think you’re the one who’s going to walk away cellulite free, they hit those thighs and legs like they’ve been there for years. It’s more than just a little unflattering, especially when the cellulite targets your thighs and legs, and the worst part has to be fighting them off. Is there anything that actually works? There are so many specialists saying that there’s no “cure” for cellulite, so is there any point in fighting it in the first place? The answer is yes, there are things you can do to make them less visible, and at the very least, stop them from multiplying and searching for other nesting ground. If you’re lucky, you can even get them to go away. If you’re struggling with cellulite, you’re in the right place. This article is going to look at how to get rid of cellulite on thighs and legs. Hopefully, you’ll find something that works for you. Tip No. 1: Know Your Enemy Before you can start fighting cellulite, you need to understand it better. If you can understand how it builds up in the first place, it’ll be easier to choose effective methods for fighting it. First of all, cellulite is a genetic problem. In other words, you can thank your mother for the cellulite around your legs and thighs, and she can thank hers. Secondly, cellulite is the result of fat pressing up against vertical connective tissue, which you’ll find around fat cells. This is the case for cellulite in the thighs, and it’s the reason why cellulite looks the way it does from your point of view. Some research suggests that about 93% of women will struggle with some type of cellulite problem, but does this number really make you feel better? Sure, you’re not alone, but won’t it be ni Continue reading >>

Cellulite

Cellulite

Cellulite is a cosmetic condition that makes your skin appear bumpy and dimpled. It is very common and affects up to 98% of women (1). While cellulite is not a threat to your physical health, it's often seen as unsightly and undesirable. This can make it a source of stress and anxiety for those who have it. This article explores the causes of cellulite, whether your diet plays a role and what you can do to get rid of it. Cellulite, or gynoid lipodystrophy, is a condition in which the skin appears dimpled, bumpy and "orange peel-like." It's caused by changes in the structure of the fat cells and connective tissues that lie underneath your skin's surface (2, 3). These changes can cause your fat cells to become very large and push outwards into the connective tissue under your skin. Additionally, changes in the blood supply to cellulite-affected areas may result in extra fluid collecting in the tissue. This gives your skin the bumpy appearance that is associated with cellulite. Interestingly, cellulite is seen almost exclusively in women and most commonly develops in the thighs, belly and buttocks. It's often categorized based on its severity: Grade 0: No cellulite. Grade 1: Smooth skin when standing, but orange-peel appearance when sitting. Grade 2: Skin has orange-peel appearance when standing and sitting. Grade 3: Skin has orange-peel appearance when standing with deep raised and depressed areas. However, there is currently no standard method for evaluating and categorizing this condition. Cellulite is a condition in which your skin becomes dimpled and bumpy. It most commonly affects women, especially around the tummy, thighs and butt. The reason people develop cellulite is still not fully understood, but it's most likely triggered by a combination of factors. The most Continue reading >>

Cellulite Is Curable: Here’s 3 Ways To Do So

Cellulite Is Curable: Here’s 3 Ways To Do So

You are not a victim to your genetics. The study of Epigenetics has proven that it is possible to turn on and off genetic predispositions via envrionment control. The word Epigenetic literally means “behind genetics”. The root word epi is derived of the Greek word opi, meaning behind. In other words, epigeneitcs is the study of the causative factors that are behind the manifestation of genetic expression. This includes things like our thoughts, emotions, environment and actions – all which have an effect on the way our genes express themselves, which can be either in the direction of disease or health. 1 2 So, as with any other “disease” or “disorder”, cellulite too is the result of chronic various stressors that accelerate the aging process. This means that it can be managed, and usually handled with simple means such as leading a more natural lifestyle, eliminating toxins from your mind, social life, diet and environment. As you will learn in a moment, cellulite is in the most basic sense, a symptom of poor health. When unhealthy, the body doesn’t digestion well and therefore poorly metabolizes (weak Qi), which results in poor detoxification and the accumulation of toxins, metabolic wastes and fluids. When these toxins have no where to go because the detoxification systems are impaired, they begin to store in fat cells in various places, including the connective tissue of your skin. So, you can eliminate cellulite just like you can eliminate any other imbalance of the body – improving overall digestive and metabolic function. There is no question of that. This isn’t 1907, we can test and measure performance with science and the results are in — poor lifestyle choices, succumbing the environment and weakness of the spirit will is the true cause of Continue reading >>

Real Life Cellulite Success Stories

Real Life Cellulite Success Stories

We often hear claims that cellulite is genetic and untreatable. The following cellulite success stories are evidence to the contrary. I’ve communicated with most of these women personally. They volunteered to share their experience for no other reason than to help spread the word that cellulite does not have to be a fact of life. As you’ll see, every one of these success stories is in perfect alignment with the overarching theory we developed on how to get rid of cellulite. To put the theory into practice, visit our cellulite treatments page which outlines the most effective cellulite treatments we’ve uncovered in our investigation so far. I hope the following success stories will help inspire you to get started by showing that it is possible to get rid of cellulite, after all. Click on each story below to read more. Will you be next? Please share your cellulite success story in the comments below! Or if you’re not there yet, start healing your cellulite today by visiting our virtual cellulite treatment rooms. Continue reading >>

How To Finally Get Rid Of Cellulite (4 Proven Methods)

How To Finally Get Rid Of Cellulite (4 Proven Methods)

This past week I was at the beach sippin’ on some good ol Shakeology when I couldn’t help but notice that cellulite was EVERYWHERE. From the “thin” to the overweight, cellulite was peeking it’s ugly head all over the place. And let’s face it, it is ugly. Speaking as a former obese guy I can tell you it’s not just a problem for women! It’s no wonder that the most common question I get from clients is “How do I get rid of this damn cellulite!?”. Before you shove out hundreds, or thousands of dollars in a desperate attempt to get rid of your cellulite, often called ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘dimples of the thigh’, let’s try something simple and MORE effective. Oh wait, did you already spend several dollars? It’s okay, you’ll know better next time. This article contains 4 methods for significantly improving, or even eliminating, your cellulite once and for all. Backed by the latest in cutting edge science, follow these methods and it will be like someone “photoshopped” the cottage cheese right off, only it’s legit. In order to figure out how to treat cellulite, it helps to know what causes it. Cellulite is created by enlarged fat cells pushing up against the connective tissue (made partially of collagen) just below your skin.[1] Since these tissues aren’t very flexible, when the fat cells beneath them expand, they push out on your skin and cause dimples and irregular bumps. And the more fluid and toxins you retain, the larger the cells get, so the worse your cellulite looks. I talk a lot about the importance of reducing inflammatory foods in your diet, and as you do so, you will notice an improvement in your skin quality and appearance. TOP INFLAMMATORY CAUSING FOODS THAT PRODUCE CELLULITE: Sweetened Drinks, Soda, Soy, Trans-Fats, Margari Continue reading >>

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