Most people tend to think that cellulite only exists in people who are obese. That’s why they sometimes associate cellulite with fat and obesity. In fact, even if cellulite refers to the wrinkly chain of “fat cells” and “subcutaneous connective tissue” beneath the skin layer, it should not be associated with obese or obese people. In fact, there are many people who have cellulite but are not fat at all.
In reality, no one knows the main reason why some people accumulate cellulite. However, there are several factors that are considered by health experts such as the structure of fat cells or toxins that enter the body. Some experts say it may be caused by some hormonal changes in the body. But neither of these things has been proven to cause cellulite.
However, the only major reason why most cases of cellulite are abundant in women is that the connective tissue of women is stiffer and tighter than that of men. Therefore, whenever a woman becomes obese, the fat cells tend to swell and become larger. This creates a bulging appearance to the skin which results in an “orange peel” look.
For this reason, women are more prone to cellulite than men. That is why it is important for women to be more careful on their bodies as they have a higher chance of accumulating cellulite.
Fat and Cellulite
With so many cases of obese people having cellulite on their bodies, most of them believe that their cellulite is caused by being too fat.
Although not everyone who is obese develops cellulite, being overweight can actually trigger the development of cellulite. This is because too much fat under the skin tends to push against the connective tissue which creates tension in the skin. Thus, cellulite is formed.
However, this still depends on the structure of the cell. If the structure of the individual cells does not inhibit the tendency to bulge or expand even if fat deposits accumulate, then there will be no cellulite.
So, the most important thing to remember here is to keep those connective tissues tight and strong and avoid the accumulation of excess fat to avoid the development of cellulite.
How? Start a regular exercise program.
Turning food into fat seems too easy for most of us. Losing fat is much more difficult, and to achieve this, we have only three alternatives: (1) reduce food intake and keep activity constant; (2) increase activity and keep food intake constant; or (3) combining both approaches: diet and exercise.
Physical activity can help reverse the results of inactivity. One hour of vigorous exercise burns 300 to 600 calories. If you also cut 300 to 500 calories from your daily diet, you too can lose weight at a rate of one to two pounds a week.
Without exercise, you would have to eat 500 to 1,000 fewer calories a day to lose the same number of pounds in a week. However, exercise is not for everyone who is overweight. Very obese people should exercise only under medical supervision to prevent strain on the cardiovascular system and connective tissues. And no one should drastically limit food intake without consulting a doctor.
Doing this kind of activity will only make things worse. Remember what happened to Mike? He thought that when he started dieting, he would eventually lose all the excess fat he had accumulated. The problem is he’s losing that connective tissue instead of excess fat.
For people who are prone to cellulite, this will be a bigger problem. Losing connective tissue instead of fat with a strict diet can only make the skin more susceptible to bigger problems but the fat cells are still there. It just means that the problem is not solved at all.
Therefore, if you want to get rid of that cellulite, it would be better to get rid of the fat first. The idea here is to burn that fat by increasing your metabolism by 7.5% to 28% more than your normal rate.
It is for this reason that exercise is an important factor in getting rid of cellulite. So for a more cellulite-free body, always do regular exercise.