If you are dealing with Cellulite or extra weight and you are trying to find some tips to help with these problems, you might feel overwhelmed with the amount of information shared about cellulitis and losing fat as well as the ways to get rid of cellulite and extra weight, but is all what you find true and can you trust every piece of information you hear and read about?
The answer is no since cellulitis and loss of weight are two areas that gather a lot of misinformation and fake promises.
So, let´s see now some of those myths linked to cellulite and weight loss, and how much truth lies in them.
Myth 1: Cellulite appears when you have excess weight and it disappears once you lose that extra weight
Wrong! Although both extra weight and cellulite are linked to fat accumulation, having some extra kilos does not mean that cellulitis will appear and similarly, losing weight does not mean that cellulite will disappear.
Coping with excess weight and cellulite are two completely different problems. Nevertheless, the less fat our body has, the more difficult it is for the fat to transform into cellulite.
Myth 2: As we grow up, the look of orange peel becomes more visible
True! One of the signs of aging skin is the thinning of it. Due to this effect as well as the destruction of collagen and the loosening of the skin that are results of aging naturally, the pressure that the swollen fat cells apply towards the surface of the skin is more visible and therefore the orange peel effect on the skin shows more.
Myth 3: Continuous Stress favours the appearance of cellulitis
True! When we are under continuous stress or in other words suffer from chronic stress, our organism releases catecholamine, a hormone which favours the swelling of the fatty tissue topically and therefore the appearance of cellulite.
Myth 4: Body Exercise eliminates cellulitis
Wrong! Cellulite is linked to genetic and hormonal factors and therefore, unfortunately, it does not disappear if you exercise. Nevertheless, we can prevent its appearance if we build up in time a strong muscular system with less fat reserves in the body.
Myth 5: Cellulite Creams are effective
True! Today there are advanced cellulite creams with different functions that are beneficial when dealing with cellulite. These products smoothen and tighten the surface of the skin while they decongest the lymph and boost microcirculation.
They also strengthen the connective tissue and transfer active ingredients to the fat cells which block the storage of more fat and at the same time promote the breaking down of the already existing fat.
The results of these products are visible and in order for us to enjoy more permanent results, we should be patient and keep on using them.
Myth 6: Night is the perfect time to use cellulite products
True! During the night, the natural process of cell renewal is more reinforced. So, if your cellulite product is effective, it will help more if you use it during the night in order to get the results you desire like the breaking down of fat and your skin looking smoother and tighter.
Myth 7: All cellulite products are equally effective
Wrong! Cellulite products may often times seem to contain similar active ingredients. This happens because some ingredients such as xanthines (caffeine, theobromine, theophylline) Retinol or seaweed extracts and other natural ingredients such as ivy, Gotu Kola and yellow poppy are proven to be able to prevent fat accumulation in the fat cells and facilitate the fat break down.
Nevertheless, for a cellulite product to be effective, its active ingredients should be adequate and synergistically work all together so the final results are sufficient. Most importantly these components have to be able to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin where they can be really useful.
To find out more about these products, you can read our review on retinol creams for cellulite, Body Merry Cellulite Cream with Caffeine Review or the best coffee body scrub review which can all be useful for cellulite reduction.
Weight and Fat Loss Myths
Myth 8: First we need to lose the extra kilos and then start exercising to tone the body
Wrong! When we are following a diet without exercising we don’t only reduce fat but muscle tissue as well and thus our metabolic rate reduces. In any case, the best results are achieved when we combine a balanced diet with aerobic exercise and muscle toning exercises using weights.
Myth 9: In order to lose weight, we have to drink a lot of water
Wrong! Body hydration is necessary but it can´t burn the fat and therefore drinking a lot of water can´t make us lose weight.
Myth 10: Aerobic exercise helps in weight loss
True! If aerobic exercise is combined with a balanced diet plan which is poor in carbohydrates, then it can burn fat faster and therefore help in weight loss. Other aerobic types of exercise apart from aerobic classes include running, swimming, cycling, intense walking and others.
Myth 11: There are creams that make you slimmer
Wrong! The results that Skin tightening creams or body cellulite creams promise don´t have anything to do with weight loss but with the benefits we previously mentioned.
In conclusion, these are some myths that have to do with dealing with cellulite and losing weight. They can help you clear out some doubts you might have had so you can focus more on really effective solutions for reducing cellulite or losing weight.