I'm sure you have looked in the mirror, stared at your unsightly cottage cheese thighs and thought, "How do I get rid of this?" Fortunately, your thoughts are common and felt by the millions of women who have cellulite. After all cellulite affects 90% of women. So how do get rid of your cottage cheese thighs?
If you're like most women, you probably have heard that there is no way to treat cellulite, and assume that it just something you must deal with.
This is wrong. There are ways to treat cellulite. Below are tips to prevent and reduce your cellulite. Now, the only cottage cheese you'll be having is for lunch!
Before you can prevent cellulite you should understand what cellulite is. Cellulite is excess fat in the body that gets trapped underneath the top layer of skin. A great way to prevent cellulite formation is to prevent the accumulation of excess fat in the body. This can be done by dieting and exercising.
There is really no anti-cellulite food. However, there are foods which are less fatty than others. Therefore the possibility that these foods will turn into cellulite is high. The cellulite diet is more about what foods you should stay away from than what foods to eat.
Foods to stay away from are caffeine, salty foods, or fatty foods because they create excess water in the body. These cause cellulite in your body to become engorged and look more visible; hence cottage cheese thighs!
Remember part of treating cellulite is creating a lifestyle which helps manage fat in the body. After all cellulite is excess fat stored in the body. Building muscle mass in cellulite affected areas such as legs and buttocks help burn fat which later can turn into cellulite. Muscles also work to stretch and smooth dimpled skin. As a result legs will be firmer and you will feel great.
There are two types of exercise that work to prevent and treat cellulite. They are cardiovascular and anaerobic exercises. Cardiovascular exercises help prevent cellulite by increasing blood circulation in your body. This helps move fat build up in the body which can later turn into cellulite. Cardiovascular exercises to consider are walking, running, or swimming.
Anaerobic exercises treat cellulite by zoning in on cellulite affected areas such as cottage cheese thighs. Anaerobic exercises help metabolize fat in localized areas of the body and converts it to muscle. In fact, the most important way you can eliminate cellulite is by building muscle; for every pound of muscle in your body, your body will burn an extra 50 calories a day.
These workouts are also beneficial for thin women who have cellulite since it helps them concentrate only on the body parts which have cellulite .Anaerobic workouts involve squats, leg curls, and lunges.
Learn more about exercises for cellulite.
In the last couple of years new research and developments have paved the way for effective cellulite treatments. Treating cellulite can range anywhere from using a cellulite cream to opting for spa or medical treatments. Spa treatments usually involve painless procedures similar to getting a massage. Well know cellulite spa treatments are endermologie and acoustic wave therapy.
Medical cellulite treatments are more advanced treatments that need to be administered by a doctor. They are extremely effective and results last as long as 6-8 months. Keep in mind there is no cellulite treatment that permanently eliminates cellulite. However they do significantly reduce cellulite and patients must continue being treated to maintain optimum results.
A popular medical treatment for cellulite is mesotherapy which works to melt cellulite out of the body. Mesotherapy works on localized areas as well so you can target cottage cheese thighs or cellulite on your buttocks. To find out more about mesotherapy and other cellulite treatments visit our cellulite removal article. There you will find everything you need to find the best treatment for you.
So say good bye to cottage cheese thighs. Finally, the only reflection you'll see are sexy legs!