Ok, so I am 5 11' and 100 pounds. I'm rougly 15-20 pounds underweight, so I really can't lose anymore. I eat healthy (well, mostly, ) And I do an hour and a half of running every day, an hour of working out in the gym 5 days a week. The other two days I do an hour and a half of Pilates and Yoga and swimming. I still have cellulite! It's driving me crazy! it's on my butt, a little bit on my tummy, and also on my upper thighs. I've dried all the tricks and creams, none work. Do any of you guys have ideas that work?
I can't tan, I have to use creams and lotions. Maybe only real tan works.
As to why I'm underweight, it's also genetic and during winter I eat more, and for some reason that makes me drink more water and less other stuff, which drops about a pound a week (gross, if you think about it.) During summer and spring I gain 10 pounds of it back, usually. My FH used to get worried about it (I look fine, but for my height and body type the weight isn't fine) but we've been to the doctor several times and he says that as long as I never go under 20, I'll be fine.
i agree with 5yearplan about the cellulite...unfortunately it is there to stay for now. just wondering though, regardless of eating, you probably would not be so underweight if you didnt work out as much. your workout routine seems a bit extreme for someone so underweight. i had a friend who was 5'11" and weighed 125 so i can imagine that you must be really skinny. if you are concerned about being underweight, try cutting back on the exercize...because it isnt going to touch the cellulite anyway.
Unfortunately, 5yearplan is right.... cellulite is genetic.
Surprisingly, having cellulite because of fat is a common misconception. It's not actually caused by having "fat", it's actually because of the elasticity of your skin and there's really nothing you can do about it (I'm sorry!)
I would advise slowing on the exercise too... it's good to have muscle tone, but it won't get rid of the cellulite.
Mary Kay sells a lotion called Visibly Fit. It's not made to banish your cellutlite (nothing can do that) but it does make your skin a little bit tighter which helps to reduce the look of cellulite. I sell Mary Kay, if you are interested in this you can PM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have any other skin imperfections, this lotion really does make a world of difference!!
As far as improving your skin, I use the Nivea cellulite cream, and it has made some improvement in the appearance of my skin, which helps a little. Still got the dimples, but my skin a little firmer and smoother.
I'm cursed with cellulite too. I'm not overweight now, but even at my thinest 5'5 and 115, I still had it. It's really a genetic curse, although I've heard of many creams and expensive treatments that claim to reduce it. However, you are in good company, I read between 80-90% of women have it and although overweight women can reduce the apperance of it by losing weight, you really can't get rid of it.
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll try Mary Kay, Lauren. And 5yearplan, I'll try Nivea. I think I'll also try Dove, I heard it kind of works. Lucky Bride, it's good to know I have company!
I'll try to excerise less, it's weird, but I am like addicted to it. Any stress I have(not very much- I'm mostly laid-back!) dissapears in the gym or track. It's like my drug. I always feel ready to take on the world after a 9 mile jog!
I had tons of cellulite too. It's true that it is genetic, my mom and aunts on both sides are full of it. I exercise a lot, but had really good luck with diet changes. My doctor suggested cutting out caffeine, since it's a toxin that keeps cellulite in full form, as well as reducing my fat intake. I was eating a lot of healthy and low calorie foods, but some were still high in fat. Specifically cutting out deep fried things like fries and onion rings as well as fatty cheeses and oils helped me the most. Good luck!
Have you checked out cellulite treatments? I've heard of a new treatment for cellulite using laser. I just read about it in Marie Claire. It's called TRiactive. Not sure how much it costs, but it sounds great.