MetabolicEffect – Burn Your Cellulite
The two most frequent topics we get asked about here at Metabolic Effect are belly fat and lower body fat (specifically What Causes Cellulite).
I have already written pretty extensively on the physiology of belly fat (You can read those blogs HERE, and HERE and also HERE).
In this blog I want to attack the issue of lower body fat and address the what causes cellulite and getting rid of cellulite issues particularly. I cant tell you how often I have been asked question regarding cellulite and the variety of ways I have been asked: What causes cellulite? How do you get rid of cellulite? And is it even possible to get rid of cellulite?
Cellulite is really the combination of two factors, fat and collagen fibers. The problem is that this fat and collagen is a little different than the fat and collagen found on a mans body and even different than fat found on different areas of the female physique.
What causes cellulite?
Compared to men, women have collagen fibers in their lower body that run vertically up and down like a picket fence. This straight up and down distribution of collagen fibers is the major reason females get cellulite and men dont. (Estimates are 90% of women have some degree of cellulite compared to 10% of men.)
The superficial collagen of men forms more of a mesh. If women have the picket fence distribution of collagen, men have the chain link fence distribution. Where womens fibers run up and down, male fibers crisscross.
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