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Aside from belly fat, one of the biggest complaints women have about their bodies is cellulite. First off, cellulite is not necessarily a sign of “bad health.” Even if you are not overweight, you can still carry “stubborn fat” that produces small “dimples” in your skin. For the most part, how much cellulite you have has a lot to do with hormonal changes, the amount of overall body fat you’re carrying, and the distribution of your fat cells (just to name a few).

Personally, I had cellulite all along that back of my legs. At first, I was discouraged and felt like it was something that I was just going to have to “deal with.” However, after a couple months of weight training, I noticed that nearly all of the “dimples” began to disappear.

In addition to lifting weights (specifically targeting the areas where cellulite is present), here are some other things you can do:

  1. Diet to lose “fat,” not just general weight. Keep in mind, when the number on the scale goes down, that’s not a number that is exclusively related to “fat” loss. Depending on your workouts, you could simply be losing “water weight” or even worse, MUSCLE! This is why what you EAT is so important. Make sure your nutrition mix includes lots of lean protein and the “good fats” like avocados, nuts and olive oil.
  2. Lift Weights! When your muscles grow, they help “fill in the spaces” caused by cellulite. Doing cardio exclusively can be counterproductive because most cardio does not engage the muscles. To give your skin a fuller, more smooth look, lift weights to fill in the spaces.
  3. Include Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet. Among omega-3’s many benefits is the fact that it stimulates collagen production and reduces inflammation, this can lead reduction of cellulite. Personally, I take fish oil supplements which gets the job done for me.

Check out this article to learn more about cellulite, it’s causes, how to prevent and treat it.