The Truth About Cellulite | Adrienne Ford

The Truth About Cellulite

Cellulite. What a big mean scary word… or so we have certainly made it out to be. Perhaps it is because we do not understand the truth about cellulite (I certainly didn’t). So I interviewed a Doctor and did a ton of research (so you don’t have to).

Guess what? Every single person (even men) have the potential for cellulite.
My baby has cellulite (and may I just say it is the cutest lil bum in the business).

Let’s start with a little visualization: Imagine a floating sheet that is fastened to the ground by several strings, in several spots. Now picture a bunch of helium balloons being placed under that sheet. The entire space from the sheet to the ground is full of balloons. You can imagine what the sheet looks like right? Bumpy!

The sheet is your skin. The strings are a thing called septa (connective tissue). The balloons are fat. Subcutaneous fat under the skin can dimple where the connective tissue is. All people of all shapes and sizes can have fat on the body (just so you know).

On top of this, women often have connective tissue that is a perpendicular structure. This means more bumps.

Ladies are more likely to carry weight around the booty and thighs. This is why you typically see cellulite on the ladies.

Hormones, age, and body make-up can have an impact on cellulite (things you can’t do much about)!

Here is what will NOT change your cellulite:

  • Detoxing
  • Creams
  • Potions
  • Lotions
  • Hydrating
  • Bone broth
  • Lemon juice
  • Coffee scrubs

None of this stuff will change the composition of your body. Save your money.

The only thing that can make a difference is exercise. Losing fat can change the appearance of cellulite. Not every one that exercises will eliminate cellulite.

Stop beating yourself up for having some lovely lady lumps. I have em, my baby (boy) has em–most people have em.

My two cents: The problem isn’t the cellulite–it is the people that say cellulite is a problem!

Some laser treatments can help. I am hoping to learn more about this soon–and will definitely report back.

Your body is your home. Cellulite or not–finding movement and eating nourishing food SHOULD be your priority. I know this sounds obvious–but there are some things in life we cannot control. If you are taking care of yourself, that is really all you can do.

If your cellulite really bothers you, find a nice sheer wrap to wear with your kini. Or pick a nice flowy skirt instead of a mini-skirt. There are ways to make fashion work for you. I am always trying to find shoes that make my feet look a little smaller.

Let’s be honest here people–if someone has the nerve to comment on your cellulite–that makes them a [insert swear word here]. Seriously!

PS. Confidence is the hottest look out there. When you decide to unapologetically own your babe body–people will react by doing the exact same. NO ONE will ever criticize your body the way you do. Unfortunately, we are often our own worst enemy.

Shake what your mama gave ya, I say!

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