Cellulite on thighs is one of those things that makes many of us just shake our heads when we think of ways to lose it altogether. Sometimes it feels like no matter what you do, you just cannot seem to get rid of the annoyingly unnatural dimples that expose themselves in all the wrong places!
We know how frustrating it is and want to help you in the best ways that we can, so we have vigorously researched the bothersome ‘fat’ and looked into what has worked for other people so you can say goodbye the thigh cellulite altogether. Read our guide below for all the tips!
What Is Cellulite?
If finding ways to get rid of cellulite on thighs is something you are dedicated to, you should know that you CAN do it. Understanding how it gets there is a critical piece to discovering how to remove it.
Let’s dive into the workings of cellulite… Think of the layer underneath your skin as a honeycomb, which is exactly what it looks like. As the amount of fat your body increases, your ‘honeycomb’ loses strength and allows fat to bulge through. It is like running water on a paper towel, eventually the water will break through and leave holes in the thread.
Everyone’s body is different, so some of us can be more prone to cellulite showing. It is not something that you are doing wrong, it can be genetics. Luckily there are ways to eliminate it and develop a ‘thicker skin’ that makes it more difficult for fat cells to break through your honeycomb layer.
Creams & Ointments
Unfortunately, a lot of the creams and ointments that claim to get rid of cellulite on thighs do not offer a lot of proof to support their claims. You can find a lot of well-rated medications that come highly recommended by its users on Amazon.
What we have found works best are the lotions that relax muscles and require a massaging that helps build the skin layer and burn the immediate fat through heat. Cellulite creams are fairly inexpensive, so trying one out is certainly worth a shot.
Change Your Diet
This may be the last thing you want to hear! Society is always telling us to change the way we eat for one reason or another. We have discovered enough to know that you do not need to make drastic changes in your eating, but eliminating certain things will help.
Because cellulite is just fat pushing through your skin, take the few seconds it takes to monitor your calorie intake. You do not need to be a fanatic about it, but find out how many calories you generally consume in a day. If you tend to eat 3,500 calories per day, try moving down to 3,000 calories; gradually decreasing will often work better than suddenly starving yourself.
One pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories. By decreasing your count 500 calories each day, you are essentially losing a pound a week and burning off the cellulite.
Here are some tips to help you do this:
- Replace white breads with whole grain breads.
- Drop the fat percentage in your milk consumption.
- Replace the soda you have with lunch with a glass of water.
- Take one meal a day and replace a carbohydrate-rich food with a vegetable.
- Take the cheese or mayo out of your sandwich.
Doing these things are not going to have immediate effects. You are not going to get rid of cellulite on your thighs overnight though, so make the simple adjustments. You will be just a little bit healthier and will watch those dimples start to shrink.
Cardio & Exercise
Do not worry, we are not telling you to jump on a treadmill for hours at a time. Just take 15 minutes a day putting your heart into fat-burning mode and you will burn an extra 300 calories every day. In a study by Duke University Medical Center, people who completed 20 miles of cardio per week were able to eliminate the specific type of fat cells that purge through your skin layers.
I recently came across this weight loss guide, but here are some other ways you can accomplish this:
- Spend 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night just walking. You will go through about 20 miles in 5 days.
- Get up from your desk and take a short walk around the office each hour.
- Instead of eating your daily meal inside your workplace, take a short stroll to a nearby park to consume it.
- Squats. These are highly recommended because it will target the thighs and where cellulite resides.
Try to adjust a few things in your daily schedule that are going to allow you to use your legs more often.
Yeah, it seems like work, we know. Anything good is though. If you take destroying your cellulite seriously, take the time to try a cream. Do not JUST try the cream though. Other just like you have been known to get rid of cellulite on their thighs quickly by combining all three of these methods.
Take control of your body and make the choice to blast away the fat cells that seem to be the object of our obsession. Do not wait to do it, start now, you will thank us later. We hope our tips above will enable you to move in the right direction and get rid of the cellulite on your thighs sooner or later. Your entire body and health will benefit as well!
Greg Newman is an Australian fitness enthusiast, former top health club franchise owner and father of three. He writes about the latest in home fitness and exercise at his popular fitness blog, HomeFitnessTalk.com.Find Mobility Guardian on Google+