Cottage cheese should be something you choose to add to your nutritional program, not something that takes up residence on your legs and butt.
As a trainer with more than 14 years of experience, I've heard the term cellulite described many different ways: cottage cheese, dimples, orange peel, gunk and blobby stuff. However, no matter how it's described, women all view cellulite as a never ending, constant annoyance.
Let's calmly and analytically try to understand what this cottage cheese-looking stuff is, and then let's discuss a realistic solution to diminish it. From a medical standpoint, cellulite does not exist. Before you begin a cursing onslaught, allow me to explain.
Cellulite is nothing more than fat. Len Kravitz, Ph.D., who published an excellent article titled "Cellulite: Everything You Want To Know and More," states that "the name (cellulite) originated from the French medical literature over 150 years ago." He goes on to describe the physiological reasons why cellulite is nothing more than plain-old body fat.
For the sake of familiarity and due to the fact that it does have an unusual dimpled appearance, I will continue to use the name cellulite throughout the article. I'm sure you'd like a bit more proof that cellulite is nothing more than body fat, an explanation why it has such an unusual appearance, and why it's so prominent in women.
Stay with me on this one. If we examine the fat cells of males and females, we find that both sexes have connective tissue that segments or separates fat cells into compartments. However, men have more of a crisscross/horizontal pattern within the compartments. The fat chambers of men appear as small diagonal units, which store smaller quantities of fat.
On the other hand, women have a honeycomb appearance to their fat compartments. In women, fat is organized into large vertical chambers where an abundance of fat can be stored. The vertical/honeycomb shape of the fat compartments is what makes cellulite stand out like month-old cottage cheese on females. This honeycomb appearance gives fat a greater chance to bulge from the skin.