how to reduce cellulite? So frustrating, right???
I have always struggled with how to reduce cellulite around my hip area, and it bugs me SO much that it's 1) genetic and 2) pretty impossible to get rid of. Sometimes when I'd be doing really well with my health goals, I'd see a pic of my legs and get so discouraged I'd give up! It can really feel like it's holding you back.
So that's the bad news. Phew! Got that out of the way early. The GOOD news is that cellulite might never totally *go away* but there are a lot of ways to reduce it. And if that sounds like a weak consolation prize, hear me out! I used to agonize over it, and I honestly don't think about it much anymore. Because it's pretty much gone away and I don't really notice it!
Also important to say: cellulite does NOT mean you are fat, out of shape, or ugly. It is purely connective tissue with ANY amount of fat underneath it. So you can be an extremely lean person and still have cellulite. And it's always important to remember that literally no one on earth thinks about your insecurities as much as YOU do.
So without further ado, here are my top tips for reducing cellulite:
Find an exercise routine that builds muscle
Muscle burns calories all day long, just by existing. The more muscle you have, the more fat your body can burn. Plus, blood flow plays a big role in the appearance of cellulite…so you want to make sure your problem spots are getting as much as possible! Exercise increases blood flow to the areas you're working. So while you can't spot reduce fat or cellulite, you can build muscle and increase blood flow, both of which will really help (especially over time!). This video does both?