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REAL GIRLS AREN'T PERFECT Trainer Tip #34 10/31/2017

It’s Trainer Tip Tuesday and I’m going to address a topic that a lot of women hate, hide and filter pics so you can’t see it...CELLULITE. 😱😱😱 Guess what? I have it too. See those pics?👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻That’s me. 💯 I’m in the best shape of my life, not at my leanest, but the healthiest and strongest I have ever been...and I have cellulite. Don’t be fooled by social media and those photoshopped, filtered beyond recognition, and posed to “perfection” fitness photos, MOST women have some amount of it. It’s NORMAL!

What is it? Can and how do we get rid of it? Continue reading.... WHAT IS IT? Cellulite is a term for lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. It's most common in adolescent and adult women. Little is known about what causes cellulite. It involves fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling. Cellulite is much more common in women than in men (why do we get the short end of the stick in so many ways? 😡😜). In fact, most women develop some cellulite after puberty. This is because women's fat is typically distributed in the thighs, hips and buttocks — common areas for cellulite. Cellulite is also more common with aging, when the skin loses elasticity. Weight gain can make cellulite more noticeable, but some lean people have cellulite, as well. It tends to run in families, so genetics might play the biggest role in whether you develop cellulite. An inactive lifestyle also can increase your chances of having cellulite, as can’s just a part of our bodies...something we have to learn to accept because in most cases, it ain’t going anywhere! 🤷🏼‍♀️ HOW DO I GET RID OF IT? Many cellulite treatments, including massages, massagers or cellulite creams, advertise remarkable results. Most of these treatments don't live up to their claims. No single treatment for cellulite is entirely effective. 👎🏻 If you're overweight or obese, weight loss — through healthy eating and regular exercise — might improve the appearance of the dimpled skin. Weight loss and exercise won't make it go away completely. Many devices, products and creams claim to treat cellulite, but with little or no scientific evidence to support these claims. If you do find a cellulite treatment that improves your skin, the results aren't likely to last.The following are a few of the many advertised cellulite treatments. Keep in mind that these treatments haven't been proved effective in removing cellulite: Lasers Radiofrequency systems Liposuction Topical ointments Cryolipolysis Ultrasound Vigorous massage Mesotherapy Ladies...the point is...more of us have cellulite than don’t. Social media tells us, on one hand, that we should embrace and love our bodies, but at the same time they shame, lie and hide cellulite. We have to stop amplifying our perceived flaws and start elevating and celebrating our strengths and victories...and yes, embrace the fact that cellulite is part of being a female human being. It doesn’t mean you are fat, it means you have fat...and that is just part of us.

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