The Hated Cellulite Cure That Works

Written by Naweko San-Joyz

Cellulite is not a medical condition or an aesthetic mutiny perpetrated by your thighs. It’s just excess fat that we’ve relegated as unsightly. Not all women have cellulite. All women of course have fat, but cellulite is simply excess fat bursting throughrepparttar connective tissues holdingrepparttar 131174 fat layer in place.

Mitchel Goldman, MD, an associate clinical professor atrepparttar 131175 University of California at San Diego regularly informsrepparttar 131176 dermatological community about cellulite treatments. On one such occasion in 2002, at American Academy of Dermatology's summer scientific meeting in New York, Dr. Goldman offered bleak hope for women with fat dimples while asserting that there is no “cure” for cellulite.

Perhaps Dr. Goldman has never visited a women’s figure competition, Gold’s Gym or any placed packed with women who know how to take care of their bodies. If he did frequent such places, Dr. Goldman would find that there is indeed a three-step remedy for cellulite which follows:

1.Eat a macronutrient rich diet that maintains your ideal body weight; 2.Exercise at least 60 minutes daily to promote circulation and increaserepparttar 131177 skin’s elasticity and tone; and 3.Do resistance training to increase muscle size, boost fat metabolism, and increase structural support forrepparttar 131178 skin’s fat layer.

I assure you that women who pose as models for cellulite creams and services already do these things.

Notwithstanding, Dr. Goldman rests convinced that "Foods really do not have an impact on whether a woman has cellulite or not." He further doubts dietary interventions by stating, “Even a woman who radically changes her diet from high fat foods to low fat foods would still have cellulite. Consumers should be wary of any diet plan that claims to reducerepparttar 131179 appearance of cellulite -- it is simply not credible."

So how do women inrepparttar 131180 advertisements for cellulite creams get rid of their cellulite? Not by using a cream, of course. One may answer that Adobe Photoshop editing cleverly erasesrepparttar 131181 smiling fat dimples. That’s not alwaysrepparttar 131182 case. Women can and do shrink their cellulite bubbles using a sensible diet and exercise program.

1.Eating to eliminate cellulite Enjoy five to six meals/snacks a day. Frequent eating keepsrepparttar 131183 blood sugar level balanced so that your body does not resort to fat storage. This predictable food intake also keepsrepparttar 131184 metabolism burning calories at a consistent rate.

2. Strategic exercising for cellulite elimination A study issued byrepparttar 131185 National Academies' Institute of Medicine in 2002 recommends an hour of cumulative exercise each day to maintain a healthy weight. Cellulite is an aesthetic issue and not a grave health threat. So while climbingrepparttar 131186 stairs here, and washingrepparttar 131187 car there, may help your heart, it does nothing for cellulite.

If you want to get rid of cellulite, you need to exercise for at least 45 to 60 minutes consistently to reaprepparttar 131188 fat burning benefits. Yet, you need not exhaust yourself.

Super-Sizing America

Written by Virginia Bola, PsyD

For some of us, food is warmth and love. We associate it with home and childhood: tempting smells that greeted us after school on a cold December afternoon. The kitchen served asrepparttar center ofrepparttar 131172 house underrepparttar 131173 kindly direction ofrepparttar 131174 Captain inrepparttar 131175 apron. If we were good, we might be allowed to stirrepparttar 131176 pot. If we were very good, we got to clean outrepparttar 131177 mixing bowl.

As we grew up, we found wonders elsewhere:repparttar 131178 coffee shops and diners where adolescents gathered and food was only a platform forrepparttar 131179 real business of talking, bonding, and flirting. We drank cola and root beer and discovered sundaes, pizza and french fries. But real food was what we ate at home.

Later, we moved on torepparttar 131180 pale imitation of food represented by college cafeterias and underground cafes that were heavy on music and political rebellion and light onrepparttar 131181 menu. We returned home forrepparttar 131182 holidays and again ate real food, as good as we remembered. Some of us moved on torepparttar 131183 non-food of C rations and swore we'd never enjoy eating again.

We moved intorepparttar 131184 world of work: automats and deli lunches or expense-account steak and martinis where evenrepparttar 131185 most exquisite fare took a back seat to table discussions. We married, moved into new homes, rediscoveredrepparttar 131186 warmth and intimacy of a family kitchen and embracedrepparttar 131187 delights of gourmet cooking, homemade bread, and nouvelle cuisine.

Atrepparttar 131188 same time, just below our level of awareness,repparttar 131189 fast food industry started to blossom intorepparttar 131190 billion dollar gorilla it is today.

At first, it was small hamburgers and hot dogs with french fries and a drink. At first, it was an occasional visit to "get mom out ofrepparttar 131191 kitchen." At first, it was just something fast that avoided interruptions in our race torepparttar 131192 top.

The menus expanded to encourage more frequent visits. Drive-Thrus that sat closed and empty until noon suddenly discovered how to make breakfast items that could be eaten atrepparttar 131193 wheel. Chicken, fish, and ribs were added, soon followed by Mexican specialties, baked potatoes, fried vegetables, and sandwiches. The burgers got bigger and so did we.

Somewhere, a brilliant light bulb exploded in an ad man's brain and "Super-Size" was born. If a burger was good, why not make it bigger for just a little more money? If fries arerepparttar 131194 staff of life for American teenagers, why not makerepparttar 131195 portions bigger? Why not makerepparttar 131196 best purchase value a whole meal, combining everythingrepparttar 131197 customer wants (and maybe something they don't)? Why not Super-Sizerepparttar 131198 whole meal and really make money?

Rather than an occasional change-of-pace,repparttar 131199 Drive-Thru gradually assumed a predominant place in our diets. Astute marketers targeted their sales pitches torepparttar 131200 most responsive and easily manipulated niche ofrepparttar 131201 population: children. Tired, time-strapped parents yielded to tearful pleas to visit Ronald or Jack. And our children grew fat.

Teenagers, with their deep-seated psychological preference to live in their cars existed on a diet made up, almost exclusively, of fast food, turning up their noses atrepparttar 131202 thought of a home-cooked meal. Active and full of energy, they ignoredrepparttar 131203 almost imperceptible puffiness that their intake triggered.

What was there to worry about? The Drive-Thrus were a gift from heaven: tasty food, fast access, car-proof containers, cheap satiation.

Then we woke up. We looked at a world where evenrepparttar 131204 average individual was clearly overweight and more than a third of us were obese, even our children. In a culture obsessed withrepparttar 131205 appearance of being thin, we were become permanently, indisputably, fat.

The few earlier voices of criticism increased to a low roar. The tasty creations of yesterday becamerepparttar 131206 now-maligned culprits of our condition. To keeprepparttar 131207 money-machine viable,repparttar 131208 fast food moguls adapted torepparttar 131209 cries for change:repparttar 131210 oil used for frying was trumpeted as unsaturated, salads appeared on menus, substitute sides for french fries became available, and "Super-Size it?" was no longerrepparttar 131211 order taker's standard refrain.

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