Cellulite is one of the biggest frustrations of most women today. With its bumpy, unpleasant appearance, it reveals even the slightest amount of fat we have on our bodies.
But after all, it is part of our anatomy as females. Our skin is thin and susceptable to revealing the fat that’s beneath the skin’s surface. And although it feels like it at times, cellulite isn’t a disease. It’s a common characteristic among woman that’s caused by trapped waste, toxins and unmetabolized fat beneath the skin, which pushes against the fibrous connective tissue causing the much-dreaded bumpy appearance.
Although drinking plenty of water, staying active, and eating the right foods can improve the appearance of cellulite, there’s only so much women can do to fight the fat. Because sometimes, it doesn’t matter how thin a woman is, she can still have cellulite.
But now, there’s new hope, in the form of a laser.
Cellulaze is a new invasive treatment that’s now FDA approved and causing quite the stir in the beauty industry. It begins with a local anaesthetic, leaving the patient awake throughout the entire procedure. (more…)
By Abra Pappa for NutritiousAmerica.com
I am asked more frequently about cellulite in my practice than any other health concern. It is the plea from women everywhere, the curse of generations. “Why me?” I have spent hours in session hearing the cellulite lament.
Thanks to the media’s use of airbrushing we are bombarded with unrealistic images of women with perfectly smooth legs and not an ounce of cellulite. One can feel like they are all alone on cellulite island, like the only woman in the world that has “orange peel” skin (I refuse to liken cellulite to cottage cheese, I refuse!) In this era of “false” perfectionism it is difficult to embrace our imperfect selves, and really, really difficult to embrace our cellulite. I always encourage my clients to release the negative focus on those dimply thighs. It’s amazing how cellulite begins to disappear when you magically stop drawing attention to it. That is a great first step toward feeling better about your and your body, we are all imperfect in the most perfectly beautiful way. (more…)
As one of the most famous personal trainers in the world, when Jillian Michaels talks about fitness and weight loss, people listen. Jillian recently left the hit TV show The Biggest Loser after 11 seasons of helping dozens of contestants drop thousands of pounds. Although her fame came from being a tough trainer on the show who doesn’t mince words, Jillian is also famous for getting results.
Now that she has left the show, many of her fans are wondering what’s next for this fitness guru. Fitness Magazine recently interviewed Jillian to discuss her upcoming projects, why she left The Biggest Loser and her personal exercise philosophy.
As can be expected with Jillian, she spoke frankly about following her gut and how she had to leave The Biggest Loser because the job no longer made her happy. Jillian didn’t believe she was living up to her full potential and wants to focus on her personal legacy.
Jillian discussed the pressure she feels to be in perfect shape as a trainer that’s constantly in the public eye, and how that pressure fuels her to stay on track with her workouts.