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Exposing Cellulite Myths

Posted: August 3, 2010

It’s the peak of swimsuit season, and there’s a pesky problem that’s plaguing most women: cellulite. Most women have it (year-round, unfortunately), no woman wants it, and they spend lots of money trying to get rid of it.

“It’s a fact—there is no cure for cellulite,” says Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez, author of Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management (iUniverse, 2008). “The most effective cellulite cure is simply a healthy diet and exercise. And who wouldn’t want to be more fit anyway!”

The cellulite woman have been able to hide with cozy sweatpants all winter long is now on full display with all of the shorts and swimsuits of summer. Many women find themselves in a dilemma between sitting on the side of the pool in the sweltering heat and showcasing their cellulite in a bathing suit. Any claim to cure cellulite in this tight fix seems like a good one. But Rodriguez says that, despite many old wives’ tales and the constant bombardment of advertisements on television, the simple solution to cellulite is a healthy lifestyle.

Identifying the fallacies about the fat on your behind can help start the journey to a cellulite-free lifestyle. Read on for four myths about cellulite its important to know this summer.

Myth: Cellulite is a different type of fat.