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4 Cellulite Solutions Exposed

By Coach Josh Under Weight Loss Tips

<<< “MY CELLULITE HAS TO GO!”

“Josh, I’m worried about my ‘cottage cheese thighs’. They keep getting worse as I get older. What in the world can I do about my cellulite? I’ve tried just about everything to get rid of these dimples, but nothing works. I don’t want to be embarrassed, and I don’t want to embarrass my kids and husband when I need to wear shorts or a bathing suit. Are there any new ways to battle cellulite?”—Brenda H., New Jersey

<<< JOSH’S RESPONSE

Brenda, I have been getting dozens and dozens of emails like yours over the past few weeks. But before you get too discouraged about your cellulite, let me assure you there ARE some new techniques that provide hope in battling this unsightly problem.

But first, it is important to answer this question…

What exactly is cellulite?

Cellulite is simply “fat pockets” that occur when connective tissues underneath the skin do not hold in the underlying fat, which pokes out causing dimples like you would see on a golf ball.

However, it is important to remember that cellulite is simply normal fat. It looks bumpy because this fat is pushing through the connective tissue that usually keeps the fat distributed evenly beneath your skin.

Cellulite occurs in most areas around the body where the skin is thinnest. Places like the thighs, legs, and buttocks of women. Your total percent of body fat, your age, and your genetics all combine to determine if you will have cellulite or not. Basically, there is a big genetic component to having cellulite, so if you do not like it you can blame your parents. (But there are ways to overcome your genetic predisposition.)

Cellulite affects women more than men because of the female hormone estrogen, and a woman’s tendency for thin skin. You see, estrogen tends to increase the fluid buildup in fatty tissue and women tend to have thinner skin than men so their superficial fat shows more easily if it pushes through the surrounding connective tissue.

It is estimated that 85% of all women have some cellulite regardless if she is heavy or thin. Even women under 100 lbs can have cellulite!

<<< CELLULITE CURES? THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Before I reveal several new and exciting cellulite solutions, it is important to mention techniques that plain DO NOT WORK. Here they are so you don’t waste your time and money:

1. SOME CELLULITE CREAMS: There are countless creams available as supposed cellulite treatments. However, the scientific research does not support most of them. Generally speaking, slathering gobs of cellulite cream onto your skin and expecting it to do something is nothing but wishful thinking. These creams only absorb into the top layer of skin, not to the deep layers of connective tissue where cellulite is found.

After all, your skin is specifically designed to keep things from “soaking in” to your body. It is a protective mechanism. Otherwise, anything that touched your skin would be absorbed and circulate throughout your body.

Thankfully, this does not happen.

Thinking that a cellulite cream is going to work by absorbing into your body is kind of like spreading pudding on your belly and expecting it to “soak in” to your stomach and make you full.

If you are set on using a cellulite cream, look for one that contains both caffeine and theophylline. There are some studies that indicate these ingredients MAY have a positive effect on cellulite by causing fat cells to shrink.

2. LIPOSUCTION: A lot of people are under the impression that liposuction is a cellulite cure. But that is not the case. The fact is, liposuction can make cellulite look worse!

You see, liposuction is designed to suck away the fat that is deep down beneath the skin. But cellulite is generally to close to the surface for liposuction to help.

Therefore, by sucking away deep-fat, your surface fat could “cave in” and make your cellulite look much worse. Besides, liposuction is extremely expensive and, like all surgeries, can be dangerous.

3. MESOTHERAPY™: This cellulite treatment was originally developed in France and involves a series of injections directly into the small pockets of cellulite fat. These injections contain a solution of homeopathic medications that supposedly break down and dissolve fat so it can be excreted by the body.

The problem is, there are no scientific studies to back up this procedure and there is a lot of skepticism surrounding it in the medical community. The other problem with mesotherapy is you have to get a LOT of injections, which can have side effects and problems. Mesotherapy is also very expensive with individual sessions costing hundreds of dollars. Until further research is done, I would stay away from this procedure.

4. LIPODISSOLVE™: Lipodissolve injections, also called injection lipolysis, is a technique, similar to mesotherapy, where a combination of substances, including vitamins, enzymes and phosphadatidylcholine, a natural substance derived from soy, is injected into fat-pockets to help break apart the cellulite fat-pocket.

Again, there is no scientific research (to my knowledge), to show that lipodissolve injections are effective. Furthermore, it is recommended that you get two to four treatments every week for six to eight week intervals to see results. This can be very expensive and injections can be painful.

Common side effects include local pain, minor burning sensations for a few hours, temporary bruising, along with itchiness and soreness for one to two days after treatment.

Some patients may feel a few bumps under the skin, which will dissolve within two weeks and the injection areas may experience tenderness and swelling for 48 hours.

Anyway, those are the four techniques I DO NOT recommend at this time. New studies may prove differently in the future, but in the mean time… stay clear.

Darn it…

I’ve run out of time today, but stay tuned for “Part Two” to this post where I’ll reveal at least FOUR exciting NATURAL cellulite solutions that are inexpensive and even a little bit odd. One of them is a home remedy that you can do right away.

Best!
joshCoach Josh

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687 Comments Add yours

  1. J. Suliveres
    11/15/2011
    8:16 PM #comment-1

    Josh, please definitely post the part two to your four methods! It would be so exciting to finally find something that really works for cellulite! I am one of those women that even if I was at my correct weight would still have cellulite because I have the genetic component. My mom always had it real bad on her thighs, buttocks and stomach even though she never weighed more than 105 pounds except when she was pregnant. I’m eagerly looking forward to it!

  2. Genevieve
    11/15/2011
    8:23 PM #comment-2

    I Have cellulite despite exercising 5 times a week. Pls tell me how to get rid of those bumps

  3. Mic
    11/15/2011
    8:24 PM #comment-3

    I have been conned by cellulite creams before, and sadly, I’m still believing that there is that 1 cream out there that will solve my problem!
    Are there any solutions that don’t cost $?
    I look forward to learning more from you, and also being the random winner! 😀
    Thank you.

  4. Anthea Scott
    11/15/2011
    8:47 PM #comment-4

    Hi Josh,

    Just last night my partner said “What are those bumpy bits on your bum” ARRGGHHH He was only able to notice because I am feeling more confident due to a 5 kg weight loss and was proudly walking around with the lights on before bed. He is a 85 kg 200cm tall carb muncher who never puts on weight… I am feeling good since I have completely ditched the sugar and processed carbs but I would love to have a smoother bum and thighs again! (Even a little bit more like my body before the 2 kids)
    What DOES work?!
    Anthea

  5. Christine
    11/15/2011
    8:47 PM #comment-5

    I have to admit I have tried just about everything to get rid of cellulite..even lipodissolve! I was a “model” for the place that did the injections, so they did before and after pics for each session and I paid half price…I had to give it a shot, and I have to say it definitely DID work! My left thigh has been bigger than my right by half an inch since I was hit by a car as a child and when I first got pregnant I noticed cellulite. UGH! I have been eating right and exercising for 15 years now and could not get rid of the cellulite, and little pockets of fat under my butt, and even though I am a size 4 I also had horrible saddlebags, so I tried the injections. My thighs are now the same size and I lost one and one half inches off each and the cellulite has not come back and this was about 5 years ago. Also, the pockets under my butt are almost completely gone and bye, bye saddlebags…wish I had gotten more treatments to be honest! By the way…I was doing Nick Nilsson’s program Metabolic Surge at the same time as the treatments, so I think that really helped me burn even more fat and quicker, too! Although, I did have swelling, redness and warmth for a few days after each treatment I have had no other side effects other than the good ones. I am not recommending this to others, but it worked for me and made me feel MUCH better about myself! I hope you can give us some ideas that really work, as I didn’t get my butt done and don’t have the money to do it anymore and do have some cellulite there.

  6. Anna Cooper
    11/15/2011
    9:10 PM #comment-6

    I am past ready for Part 2… As I get older, it has become very difficult to keep my tone. If you can help me get my smooth legs back, I have 3 sisters & many friends who want what you have!

  7. Sharron
    11/15/2011
    9:11 PM #comment-7

    Josh, I f you have a heart you will tell those of us that suffer from this embarrasing problem. But keep in mind that a lot of us can not afford to pay to get the answer so do a good deed and let us know please. Thanks

  8. Pamela Kilpatrick
    11/15/2011
    9:17 PM #comment-8

    Part 2 plz

  9. Virginia
    11/15/2011
    10:06 PM #comment-9

    I suspect that I should be drinking a lot more water. Is that a possibility?

  10. karen
    11/15/2011
    10:13 PM #comment-10

    Yes please help us get rid of our cellulite. Thank you!

  11. Cheryl
    11/16/2011
    4:32 AM #comment-11

    Yes please do tell us I’m very interested to know your four ways to help us ladies as I have ugly looking cellulite on my legs. 🙁

  12. Joanne
    11/16/2011
    8:30 AM #comment-12

    Hi Josh,
    I have been following your blogs and find them extremely helpful and motivational. I have now lost 80lbs though healthy eating and working out 5 days/week and feel great and look great – with clothes on! However I have a great deal of unsightly cellulite and soft sagging skin. I have just remarried at 50 and my dream is to feel and look good in my own skin. Please bless us with your next installment of how we can transform these bodies of ours to cellulite-free. Thank you.

  13. tona
    11/16/2011
    8:36 AM #comment-13

    Looking forward to hearing more! Thanks so much for the information you provide!

  14. Kim Frazier
    11/16/2011
    9:25 AM #comment-14

    Okay, I’ll play, even though I think that tactic was really, really tricky. But I’m interested to read what you have to say about how to actually improve the appearance of cellulite.

  15. TJ
    11/16/2011
    9:31 AM #comment-15

    I would like further info on natural remedies to rid cellulite!!

  16. Teri Moratschek`
    11/16/2011
    9:37 AM #comment-16

    I would love to know your 4 secrets. I am thin but have this ugly stuff on my thighs.

  17. Elisabeth
    11/16/2011
    12:04 PM #comment-17

    Would love to get the rest of the story. I’ve been trying to lose weight forever & am tired of this.

  18. Cynthia Lara
    11/16/2011
    8:50 PM #comment-18

    Cellulite on my legs and thighs are my biggest problem…I’ve been trying to find something that REALLY works..PLZ help me

  19. Joyce Bowers
    11/17/2011
    3:43 PM #comment-19

    I am very interested in your effective solution for getting rid of cellulite. I have not tried any of the
    methods you mentioned in your blog, because I knew they would not work -as you said -cellulite is on the inside of our body not sitting on top. Thanks. I would appreciate the help.
    Joyce

  20. Shanny
    11/17/2011
    4:24 PM #comment-20

    Great informative piece your wrote. I am definitely interesting in reading a future post about the effective inexpensive ways to treat cellulite. I look forward to your upcoming post.

  21. Toni
    11/17/2011
    5:28 PM #comment-21

    I know even skinny (slender) people can have cellulite and it is a natural happening on the body. Not a pretty natural happening but a natural one. Please tell us some things that will help.

  22. Kathy
    11/17/2011
    9:41 PM #comment-22

    Well, 657 certainly is more than 50. I’m looking forward to part 2.

  23. Tondra
    11/18/2011
    4:23 AM #comment-23

    Josh,

    Now days it seems everybody is trying to make money any way they can. And majority of people can’t afford those treatments but will do whatever it takes to get the money.

  24. Cel C
    11/18/2011
    7:28 AM #comment-24

    Please please part 2!

  25. Ann
    11/18/2011
    8:50 AM #comment-25

    Yes, please Josh, finish what you started. I need to know. Thanks for your good advise.

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