What are the best tips to fight cellulite?

There must be something I can do to fight cellulite. Are there any habits that truly have an impact on the cellulite dimples I see on my butt and thighs? I'm a vegetarian, so I eat a lot of vegetables already. I shouldn't have as much cellulite as I have now, especially because I'm only 27 years old. I'd be grateful for any tips that can help!


F, 29, Texas

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I've had cellulite since I was 13. The reality is just that almost everyone has cellulite, regardless of age or overall level of health. It basically just happens because women's fat cells tend to group together in clumps instead of spreading out in a single smooth layer, and even supermodels and female athletes tend to fight cellulite. You might have less cellulite if you lose weight, but it's almost impossible to get rid of. The main thing that I have found to help my cellulite is lifting weights. Once I started to build muscle, I noticed that my thighs and butt started to look smoother and more even.

I learned from a health class, that I took a long time ago, that my skin is my largest organ. Just like any other organ, it has to be maintained and taken care of if you want it to function to the best of its ability. It seems like it does not occur to most people that they should take care of their skin the same as you would your hair or your feet. When you neglect your skin it starts to wrinkle, it retains stretch marks, and it begins to sag. That sagging is what is partially responsible for the creation of cellulite. I have found that exercising your muscles will only do so much to repress it. The barrier of fat between your muscles and skin will still show through, so you half to work on rebuilding your skin. I use hydrating lotions with caffeine, and they seem to work pretty well.

It took me a while to realize that maintaining a low amount of body fat was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to preventing the cellulite cottage cheese lumps to build up on my butt and thighs. While my diet was pretty decent, my exercise was not. I started doing variations of squats and lunges several times a week, which resulted in a dramatic reduction of the amount of cellulite I had. When I began giving myself massages designed to speed up my blood circulation and reduce fluid retention, I noticed that even more of the lumps disappeared. Today I exist with very little cellulite remaining on my body.

It sounds like you’re doing a lot to stay healthy especially eating a vegetarian diet. I think that’s great! If you are eating a well-balanced diet that includes whole grains, beans and healthy fat then you are on the right path to reduce cellulite. I follow a healthy diet and found that the best solution is to eat foods high in vitamins to make your skin strong, drink a ton of water and to keep your muscles toned. Try strength training – it will define your muscles and connective tissues and make your cellulite look a little less obvious. It may even go away completely.