Ok, let’s talk about workouts and diets that claim to “blast” cellulite. 

First of all, what is cellulite?!

Cellulite is a term for the formation and appearance of lumps and dimples in the skin, caused by the protrusion of fat cells through the connective tissue to the layer on the skin.

Due to genetic predispositions and lifestyle factors, some people experience cellulite even if they are at a perfectly normal body fat percentage, while others with higher body fat percentages may have little to no cellulite. 

Unfortunately for women, we are far more likely to experience cellulite than men due to our natural body fat compositions, distribution of fat, and differences in our muscle and connective tissues. 

If you think you are the only woman experiencing cellulite, think again. More than 90% of women experience cellulite. 

Do cellulite creams work? 
Cellulite creams are a bandaid on a burst pipe. The may reduce the appearance of cellulite for a number of hours by causing swelling and tightening of the skin to make it look less bumpy, or by dehydrating the skin with topical caffeine. However, no permanent changes will occur no matter how many bottle you invest in. 

Do cellulite wraps work? 
Again, nothing but a temporary fix here. Wraps may temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite, but this is through the loss of water, not fat. 

Do cellulite pills work?
Pills that claim to burn cellulite are merely stimulants and related ingredients that suppress your appetite, causing you to temporarily eat less. But you can't suppress your appetite forever, girlfriend.

What about cellulite blasting exercises?! My favorite fitspo posts them all the time!
No exercise has the ability to target fat loss in a particular area. Your body will burn fat per your genetic predisposition, and only if you are in a calorie deficit. Exercise without a calorie deficit will not reduce fat, and therefore advertisements of these exercises or routines can be misleading

There are medical procedures available to try and reduce the appearance of cellulite, but they are mostly short-term, costly, some invasive, and many aren't actually efficacious, according to The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

So what's a girl to do?! 

If you are one of the smart ones and are looking for a REAL, EFFECTIVE, and PERMANENT reduction in the appearance of your cellulite, your best bet is achieving a lower body fat percentage (one that falls within a safe and healthy range) through diet and exercise.

Exercise will not inherently target fat loss, but it can help you achieve a calorie deficit daily, improve circulation, and firm the muscles beneath the cellulite to smoothen the skin's appearance. 

If you are overweight or obese and you lower your overall body weight and body fat percentage and increase your lean muscle mass, you will be able to decrease the appearance of your cellulite. 

One more thing I must tell you: It is also possible that some of your cellulite might never go away. That’s OKAY.

If you are healthy, strong, fit, eat a good diet, exercise regularly, and still have a bit of pesky cellulite, guess what: that doesn't devalue you as a human or a woman. 

Moral of the story? Don’t buy stupid products that don’t work. 

Eat healthy, understand genetics, workout, do your best to control what you can and accept what you cannot <3 

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Dala, Sean, Vaness, Monika, & Kristy

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