Saturday, December 13, 2008

Getting Rid of Cellulite On Your Thighs

I feel like I left a few things hanging back in my November 4th post about how to get rid of cellulite on your thighs; once again, taking just a topical approach is no good if you desire to see more permanent results. I’m not against any kind of cellulite cream or even surgical procedures to help anyone get rid of cellulite, but at the same time, true health can only be achieved through balance. There are a lot of procedures available to help you fight off the old “cottage cheese thighs”, but many times they require injections of chemicals that can truly be damaging to the body. Creams, lotions and pills can often contain ingredients that can produce allergic reactions in the skin, or even worse, they can simply wreck up another part of your body while attempting to fix the cellulite. This is one of the most aggravating things I find about modern medicine; with all of the ridiculous amounts of over-the-counter and prescription drugs available today (remember, the pharmaceutical industry is a multi-BILLION dollar industry), most of the medicines that make it to the market simply fix one area of the body at the expense of another. It reminds me of that anti-depression medicine; I forgot the name of it, but one of its main claims was that it could help lessen the symptoms of depression. The funny thing is, when they get to the part in the commercial where it talks about the potential side effects, they actually say “If you start having increasing thoughts of suicide, stop taking this medicine.” So, in effect, they’re saying “Hey, depression or suicidal thoughts…you choose.” Now I know that that may be an oversimplification, and I also know that some people truly may find some relief in those types of medicines, but in my mind most of them are good for nothing, and actually do more harm than good. Okay, stepping off the soapbox now.

But on to this business about how to get rid of thigh cellulite. Folks, the formula is actually pretty simple. Not to discredit any manufacturers of anti-cellulite products, because I’m absolutely sure that most of them do have merit, and many of them even have clinical proof of their effectiveness. But at the end of the day, healthy bodies are healthy bodies because of the way we eat and our exercise habits (or the lack thereof). This is pretty much the bottom line when it comes to getting rid of cellulite. Cellulite reduction is possible, no doubt about it, but it will require a change in the way we think about how we eat and the importance of exercise. If you don’t value those things, you won’t invest any time to do them differently, or to make the proper adjustments to ensure that you’re stacking the odds in your favor so that your body won’t become a “cellulite producing factory”, so to speak. At the end of the day, and this is something that you can never forget, cellulite is fat. End of story. So then, the logical conclusion would be that if you are eating a high-fat diet, especially the fats of the saturated and trans-fatty persuasion (LOL), you are only hurting yourself, because you’re setting up the ideal environment for cellulite to form, and as Murphy’s Law would have it, the cellulite will form in the areas that you least desire it to be. This is really perennial advice I’m giving, but if you maintain a low-fat diet, and replace junk food type of fat with healthier fats, such as the kind that come from lean meats and nuts, or natural oils such as olive oil, it is much better for you than loading up on the French fries and doughnuts. A change of diet can mean so much in your battle against cellulite. But of course, the ultimate cellulite buster is a diet of this kind in conjunction with exercise. It’s good to start out with a basic cardio-style workout regimen, such as jogging 3 times a week, or working out on a stairmaster-type machine or a treadmill…basically, anything to get that heart pumping, and when that heart is healthy, your lymphatic drainage system greatly benefits, enabling the body to flush waste and toxins out of your system, thus setting the stage for healthier skin, which incidentally is skin that is less susceptible to cellulite.

This is the basic premise of everything that I have written so far on the topic of cellulite, and as it pertains to how to get rid of cellulite on your thighs, don’t overlook it just because it seems to be obvious or simple. It can, when implemented, make a huge difference in whether or not cellulite will even begin to rear its ugly, unwanted head.