The Mystery of Cellulite (Solved)
Posted by Belinda Benn Official Fan Page on Saturday, September 10, 2016
Have you ever been going along your own sweet little way in life, when suddenly you are hit like a ton of bricks with a shocking realization? Not fun.
Let me tell you about one of those moments! I was in a department store dressing room trying on a one-piece swimsuit at age 37. At the time I had been married for 13 years and to be honest, I never really bothered to look at – let alone think about my body. As you all know, I had never exercised and lived on a diet of coffee, biscuits (cookies) and lollies (sweets).
But suddenly under those nasty fluorescent lights –
I realized my whole lower body was covered in deep cellulite.
My ex-husband was waiting outside the dressing room wondering what was taking so long – the truth was, I was trying to compose myself, in tears, wondering where the body I once had was. I didn’t recognize the stranger in the mirror.
Listen, cellulite can affect anyone! It isn’t weight or age related.
And women are far more predisposed to it given the genetic structure of our fat layer (over 90% of cellulite cases occur in women).
The good news is, there is a solution.
If you suffer from cellulite by now you should be feeling some rays of hope shining into that dark place you keep hidden on the inside of you. Things can change so keep reading and stay with me while we cover a little science stuff.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the bumpy appearance of the skin caused by fat cells protruding from lower subcutaneous (fat) layer of the skin into the supporting layer (the dermis). The job of the dermis is to cushion the top layer of the skin keeping it firm and taut. When the fat cells push up irregularly into the dermis it causes the surface of the skin to look dimpled.
It is important you notice how the muscle is directly underneath the fat layer and how the septa is connected to the muscle fibers and the dermis holding the fat cells in place.
How can exercise reduce cellulite?
When the muscle fibers underneath the cellulite are stimulated with female specific exercises the muscle becomes denser and firmer and pushes upwards, evenly compressing the fat layer and septa smoothing the surface of the skin so the dimples and bumps disappear. Here are some example exercises.
What I discovered from my clients and my own transformation – is that reducing and even getting rid of cellulite is possible when you combine the right female specific exercises, with the correct form, speed and sequence.
You see, the body is a very complex machine made up of hundreds of muscles. To illustrate just check this out!
Developing the muscle tone directly below the cellulite flattens the fat layer to smooth the surface of the skin so the cellulite bumps and dimples are no longer visible.
Easier said than done because the body is very smart – it seeks the path of least resistance – to anything. Even unconsciously it will “cheat” and find the easiest way to do an exercise and quickly adapt – which is often using the muscles we are used to, rather than the ones that really need to do the work. This is one of the main reasons many of my workout techniques involve unusual combinations of exercises and lots of variations. I know it gets results.
If you’d like a proven plan to help you lose weight, eat well and deal with cellulite once and for all then please check out my Get Lean Program. It takes you by the hand and walks you step by step to losing weight, getting rid of cellulite and building lean, body-toning muscle — in a healthy and sustainable way. You deserve the best that life has to offer and I’m here to help you make it happen.
Please post your questions below and I’ll be back to answer you!