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July 4, 2012 5:10 AM
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Google skin brushing. Apparently it takes a while but people say it works. There are also YouTube videos showing how to do it properly.


thank you thank you
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July 4, 2012 5:12 AM
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I have posted on this subject many times by now. Many people are understandingly skeptical about the idea that you can get rid of it, but in fact you can, and I have! And yes, diet and exercise are important for keeping it off as well as getting rid of it.

But you need to understand that those tissues are congested, that's why they look like that. And that is why even a fit person can have it...because it's kinda stuck there, and needs some encouragement to come out.

So a person should clean up their diet, if they have not already, and get some good weight training/cardio going, drink adequate water (no need to drown yourself, just drink enough so you're not dehydrated). Try to avoid excess salt, and the salt you do eat--try to make it unrefined salt (RealSalt, for example, or others you may find).


In addition, massage is in fact very helpful, as it brings the circulation there...also you may feel those deposits are often lumpy...the lumps can be quite hard, and the area can be pretty tender-ish... feels like a bruise... if you start pushing around on it. Sometimes those lumps feel about as hard as a marble!! It can make you feel that you will never get rid of it!! You have to break up those areas! Use massage, too!

If you are already fit, then you should use massage...it really needs to be pretty firm, so if you do it yourself, or ask a massage therapist to get in there and give it some "tough love." Tips on that: use arnica oil (arnica is just an herb...pick up the oil at a healthfood store) That oil will make this rub more comfortable....rub some on the skin over the area you will be massaging... start massaging gently then get firmer over time. That way you can get quite firm, and it can hurt...but only while you are getting it broken up, then the discomfort level subsides, and actually you will feel amazing circulation to those areas...you just didn't realize they were lacking. But I'm telling you, it's congested tissue. You need to get it moving out your lymph drainage points (those are anywhere you sweat..groin, inner thigh, back of knees, around your waist, under your breasts, armpits, etc). Another point to mention, that if you are working on the backs of your knees, an artery is in there, so don't dig around in there hard...you don't want to rupture that!

The people who say weight training is effective are right...and they will post pictures to prove it!! Excessive cardio is not necessary, just get a good burn in, maybe some interval training.

The cellulite creams can be helpful, and also an encouragement for you as you work to resolve the problem. :)MinMin




ahhhh, thank you!
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July 4, 2012 5:17 AM
Thank you to everyone for your helpful and comical responses. :) I have seen girls bigger than I who have "chub" on their stomach, and no cellulite, and I've always said I'd rather look like that than have cellulite. But yeah, I am 5'4'' and have gone from 138 to 129.8 in about two months now from eating better and exercising. However, the whole point of all my working out was to get rid of my cellulite beneath my butt...which...is still there. sounds like I need to hit the weights, but I was simply wondering if anyone had success from ridding it by rubbing it by breaking of the fat, AND, sounds like some people have. :) so, question answered. and no, i am not stupid enough to try a cream which is simply topical.

thanks again to everyone who repsonded, even if you were hated on this thread, still helped get responses. ;)
thanks
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July 4, 2012 5:19 AM
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I don't discount that genetics play a part of it, but if you were 14% then, it might be different. Also, have you ever looked at what your body fat % is just for that area. I only have 9% body fat in my legs but 18% in my stomach with overall body fat around 12%. So if you are storing your body fat in your legs, then that is what you have to eliminate the fat.
14% body fat in a woman?yeah, that's a smart suggestion!

her periods would likely stop and it could cause all manner of health issues.

a healthy percentage for a woman is in the twenties.
July 4, 2012 5:22 AM
I think is a combination of eat healthy, excercises, and drink a lot of water!!!!
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July 4, 2012 5:25 AM
<~~~~~ will rub cellulite areas for free! laugh laugh
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July 4, 2012 5:28 AM
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It seem the best treatment is a healthy diet with exercise.


I wonder how many calories you burn by rubbing the spot with sea salt or unicorn horn powder? Maybe it DOES work, but for a different reason. laugh

But, yeah, eat at a deficit, work out lots, lift to make the loss as much fat and as little muscle as possible.


LOL how would you log that ? Under wash & wax the car : wink
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July 4, 2012 5:30 AM
as far as creams go, very few of the ingredients will pass through the skin so it's mostly the massage that helps. caffeine is proven to sink through though, so looking for a cream containing that might be an idea. it MIGHT stimulate cells in that area to burn faster.
July 4, 2012 5:37 AM
I would think that rubbing would help as cellulite has to do with circulation (or is one of the factors that causes it anyways).
Continue to eat a low fat diet, rub/massage, and exercise and you should see some changes eventually. Good luck!
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July 4, 2012 5:40 AM
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<~~~~~ will rub cellulite areas for free! laugh laugh




MIKEY!!! LOL laugh
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July 4, 2012 8:06 AM
Has anyone seen this before? (Not a medical professional so I am not sure if this diagram is 100% accurate.) smile

http://thescienceofeating.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Book-Cellulite-Fat-Cells-Diagram.jpg
July 4, 2012 11:30 AM
I think those who have cellulite will never truly get rid of it. It is a genetic thing. The best thing you can do is watch your diet, and exercise not only cardio, but lunges, squats, yoga so you are toning and body sculpting. Eating food that make you retain water, ie. high sodium is probably not the best either. If you are toned etc and still have a little here and there, think of it as little dimples smiling at you. ;D
July 4, 2012 11:35 AM
Water, diet, dry skin brushing and sometimes it never goes away :(

Reading into it, looks like you need to improve the ciculation in the area to stop it clumping up like it does.

I find that a tan actually reduces the aprearence, and try almond oil to improve the condition of he skin overal.
July 5, 2012 9:52 PM
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as far as creams go, very few of the ingredients will pass through the skin so it's mostly the massage that helps. caffeine is proven to sink through though, so looking for a cream containing that might be an idea. it MIGHT stimulate cells in that area to burn faster.

False.
Your skin is VERY capable of absorbing what it comes into contact.
July 5, 2012 10:01 PM
My personal trainer told me the only way to get rid of cellulite (no matter your size or muscle tone) was to lift a large barbell like this: http://www.masterfile.com/stock-photography/image/671-02102071/Barbell-bent-over-row-exercises-%28Part-2-of-2%29
July 5, 2012 10:05 PM
Cellulite are fat cells. You can't get "rid" of them. You can reduce the "appearance" of them with fat loss. Rubbing and massage them only "temporarily" reduces their appearance. There is no magic pill, method, lotion, etc. since their are genetic.

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July 5, 2012 10:06 PM
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as far as creams go, very few of the ingredients will pass through the skin so it's mostly the massage that helps. caffeine is proven to sink through though, so looking for a cream containing that might be an idea. it MIGHT stimulate cells in that area to burn faster.

False.
Your skin is VERY capable of absorbing what it comes into contact.


You're both right (sorta). Your skin is semi-permeable and won't absorb everything. Source: husband is a doctor
Edited by jenna324 On July 5, 2012 10:06 PM
July 6, 2012 8:42 AM
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My personal trainer told me the only way to get rid of cellulite (no matter your size or muscle tone) was to lift a large barbell like this: http://www.masterfile.com/stock-photography/image/671-02102071/Barbell-bent-over-row-exercises-%28Part-2-of-2%29

I have done that exercise before, and I loved it. However, If you are working out w/o a personal trainer, I suggest start with the LOWEST weight barbell and do the exercise being careful of form. Do two sets, and see how your body responds. I say this because one time I must have done them wrong, or already been out chiropractically speaking, because I REALLY threw my back out, and it was painful. So start light and ramp up weight and intensity, and you should be fine. Truly, this exercise is powerful, so you will get more sore when you first start then you realize. Start light!
July 6, 2012 8:47 AM
The only thing that's worked for me has been squats. But you have to do a ton of them, every day. And once you quit, it comes back. Dammit!!
July 6, 2012 8:48 AM
cellulite is really all about genetics, unfortunately.
July 6, 2012 8:48 AM
clean eating, sport+massage nobody will see it Of course you will be able to find fat in yourself after big meal but unless you are anorexic you shall have some fat too
July 6, 2012 8:53 AM
You should try daily dry body brushing.

Brushing for 5 minutes in an upward direction before jumping in for your morning shower significantly improves the appearance of cellulite.

It works even better if you team that up with an anti-cellulite cream and rub it in thoroughly.

Reduce your intake of soda and up your intake of water and voila......less cellulite :) x

PS.....this also works for pimpled skin on the upper arms wink
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July 6, 2012 8:59 AM
Totally agree! Over the last few months I have been loosing weight. I was worried about lose skin and cellulite. A moisturizing cream is key ( i do use an anti cellulite lotion), plus eating clean, lifting weights and cardio!!!! Over time the appearance of my legs have gotten so much better! Thank goodness! Most people dont believe me when I tell them how much weight I have lost. That is because I work out like a crazy person!!!
July 6, 2012 8:59 AM
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Because your skinny fat.

Ladies, pick up the weights!



STFU. I've been a dancer my entire life, have legs of steel, and I still have it. It's called genetics.


I don't recall dancing as being the same as weight lifting. *cough*


I lift too, 5-6 days a week - I was simply implying that I have strong dancer's legs.

And what kind of workouts do YOU do, pray tell? tongue


Try this:
The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess
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July 6, 2012 9:15 AM
I find that I am able to get rid of, or at least reduce the appearance of, cellulite under my butt by doing exercises that have a butt-lifting effect. When my butt is firm and perky it's not pushing down onto the back of my legs. Take your hands and lift your butt a bit and you'll see what I mean.
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