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Cellulite--Does it ever go away?


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It seems like the more weight I lose the worse my cellulite looks. I've read that this is true, due to uneven fat loss. Has anyone ever started out with cellulite and had it dissapear? Is there any hope for my poor lumpy butt?

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90% of women have cellulite... So you're normal, don't worry. Smile You can reduce the appearance of cellulite several ways...  First.. be a healthy weight and be active.   Second.... have a 'clean' diet of mostly fresh wholefoods and drink plenty of water.   The second one reduces the fluid retention that often shows up as a lumpy butt/thighs/stomach.  Massage is another good way to reduce the appearance.  But no, I don't think it ever goes away.

hmm...I like the idea of massage. Smile But wholefoods and water sound cheeper.

No, I think what she meant by massage was, for example, while you're in the shower, using a rough sponge for about 5 minutes on each leg. When you see your legs turning red, that's a sign of improved circulation, which helps break up the fat. If you can't hold out for 5 mins because you get tired (as with me) then do it 2-3 mins twice a day. 

I also heard that coffee is bad for cellulite, because it dehydrates your body. Water is the key. Oh, and reduce on the sweets, especially chocolate.

Hope that helps.

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God I hope so! I hope it will go away somewhat. I know that as i lose weight, and tan a little, it looks better. I changed my diet and drink coffee ( cause I love it) and water. I am eating better, knocked off the fast food stuff. I am praying that it will improve the look of my thighs. I started running 1 mile a day. It may not be perfect, but I am going to do my best to improve it so I can walk around in shorts without being self concious.

I'm 20..generally fairly healthy eater, drink plenty of water, run 40 miles a week, lift and still have cellulite...it's all genetic and about the breakdown of connective tissue...I'm just learning to love itSmile

My good friend had the problem of the more weight she lost, the more visible her cellulite got...her problem, she figured out, was that she was doing almost only cardio and not enough strength training. A lot of her problem what that after losing weight there was this extra skin hanging off (ok, not thaat much ;P) and once she got into strength training her legs, it started to diminish significantly.

Something else I heard/practiced myself was switching from coffee to tea. Apparently coffee/Coke/Pepsi increase (visibility?) of cellulite....upon switching to Green Tea and water, I saw mine practically go away :)

Good luck!! xx

mine became better! I'm 21, I have cellulite on my thighs and buttocks, and I lost 9 pounds in the last 5 or 6 weeks. I eat healthy and drink a lot of water and tea, and I do a lot of bike riding. The deeper dents have gotten less deep, and the smaller ones are gone :) I'm hoping to see even more improvement there! :)

When I started CC I was at 267 and had horrible cellulite.  Now, I am at 236-239 and my cellulite (on my legs) is almost gone.  I didn't even notice it was mostly gone until the other day I was changing in front of a mirror and turned and was like, omg, where did my cellulite go?  It has been there for so long that I wasn't even focusing on it, I had just came to terms with it.  I think what did it for me was of course the eating less crap and losing weight, but I think the amount of walking I do/the amount of biking I was doing really helped.  Perhaps that helped with the improved circulation another poster mentioned?  I am totally going to try the rough sponge massage trick though.  While my leg cellulite is almost gone my butt cellulite is another story.  Cool

Original Post by medicinalmary:

When I started CC I was at 267 and had horrible cellulite.  Now, I am at 236-239 and my cellulite (on my legs) is almost gone.  I didn't even notice it was mostly gone until the other day I was changing in front of a mirror and turned and was like, omg, where did my cellulite go?  It has been there for so long that I wasn't even focusing on it, I had just came to terms with it.  I think what did it for me was of course the eating less crap and losing weight, but I think the amount of walking I do/the amount of biking I was doing really helped.  Perhaps that helped with the improved circulation another poster mentioned?  I am totally going to try the rough sponge massage trick though.  While my leg cellulite is almost gone my butt cellulite is another story.  Cool

 Wow, that really makes me feel hopeful. I hate having cellulite. I'm not even that heavy. I know girls way thinner than me that have cellulite. So if what you're saying is true, I just need to eat better and work out. Which is what I've been doing the past month or so anyway! So this just makes me motivated to keep up the good work.

Oh and congrats on your weight loss! I can tell you're feeling good about yourself, which is a wonderful thing.

Original Post by danaofdoom:

Original Post by medicinalmary:

When I started CC I was at 267 and had horrible cellulite.  Now, I am at 236-239 and my cellulite (on my legs) is almost gone.  I didn't even notice it was mostly gone until the other day I was changing in front of a mirror and turned and was like, omg, where did my cellulite go?  It has been there for so long that I wasn't even focusing on it, I had just came to terms with it.  I think what did it for me was of course the eating less crap and losing weight, but I think the amount of walking I do/the amount of biking I was doing really helped.  Perhaps that helped with the improved circulation another poster mentioned?  I am totally going to try the rough sponge massage trick though.  While my leg cellulite is almost gone my butt cellulite is another story.  Cool

 Wow, that really makes me feel hopeful. I hate having cellulite. I'm not even that heavy. I know girls way thinner than me that have cellulite. So if what you're saying is true, I just need to eat better and work out. Which is what I've been doing the past month or so anyway! So this just makes me motivated to keep up the good work.

Oh and congrats on your weight loss! I can tell you're feeling good about yourself, which is a wonderful thing.

You know, it is possible for your thin friends that have cellulite to be "skinny fat." Meaning they're skinny but have very little muscle tone.  I do weigh in the 230's, however, I am lean.  The last time I was at the doctors the nurse went to weigh me and put slider on the scale at 150 and started ticking up from 175.  I told her I weighed at least 230 and she said "oh don't be silly."  Well, she was surprised to see that I did in fact weigh that.  I guess it is all in how youre built and how you carry your weight.  My legs are very firm, which is prob why I dont have the cellulite problem.  I also ride a bike or walk at least 2 miles a day, along the walk I go up some hillage, and I carry a 20lb backpack (damn school books).  Try some squats out or try hiking uphill with a heavy pack ;-)  That'll cure that cellulite right up.

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Cellulite is just fat, and the skin in that area is thin enough that it isn't able to smooth the surface. As you loose the weight, the skin will be loose for a while and the cellulite will look worse. As you continue to work out, the fat will continue to diminish and the skin will tighten up (provided that it isn't all stretched out of shape) and you'll look much better.

Understand that the first stages of working out will mainly tone your muscles. Calories are burned MAINLY by the muscles, so as you continue to work out your muscles will start to burn more and THAT's what becomes the big help in loosing the weight as you continue.

Remember that a well toned, moderately muscled body looks HOT!!! That's the image you're looking for. Don't get distracted by the temporary detours along the way. Keep up the exercise program, and good

 

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