Participants in an eight-week study of Westcott's program lost about 1 pound per week or about 10 pounds after two months. When participants combined the exercise program with good eating habits (a food pyramid based diet consisting of 1,600, 2,220 or 2,800 calories), they doubled the fat loss, losing 9.1 pounds of fat (compared to 4.5 pounds without the nutritional component).
In another study led by Westcott, 72 men and women did three 30-minute workouts for eight weeks. The group that did only aerobic exercise, cycling for 30 minutes at a time, lost 4 pounds of fat but gained no muscle, which only slightly improved body composition. Yet when subjects did aerobic exercise (15 minutes of cycling) and strength training, they dropped 10 pounds of fat and added 2 pounds of muscle, which resulted in a greater improvement in body composition.
Remember, cellulite is body fat. We reduce body fat through the formula of diet, resistance training, cardiovascular exercise and consistency. Precisely what was used by Dr. Westcott.
Maybe you're thinking, "Is that all there is?" You read all of this only for me to tell you that you need a healthy, calorie reduced nutritional program, resistance training, cardiovascular exercise and consistency?
Yes. That is the harsh reality.
If you're thinking of trying the various cellulite wraps, compressors, etc., save your money. Based on the fact that cellulite resides so close to the surface of the skin, it can temporarily be compressed. If you try a cellulite reduction compressor, and you see it working for a day, all it means is that you compressed the fat temporarily -- it will be back to its old self very soon. This is a marketing ploy, which I hold in complete disgust.
The amount of cellulite you lose will depend on individual genetics and body fat level reached. Some women can completely eliminate all signs of cellulite, and some women will still show some degree of it. However, no matter what, it can be greatly reduced through the formula of diet, resistance training, cardio and consistency.
The solution may not be glamorous, but at least it's the truth. The truth is what you need to hear.
Want to eradicate that cellulite? Try eDiets Meal Delivery, no dishes or cooking or worrying about portions, get a FREE GIFT! It's a simple way to control your eating with minimal effort. Just click here to get started. A drug-free competitive bodybuilder and winner of the prestigious WNBF (World Natural Bodybuilding Federation) Pro Card, Raphael Calzadilla is a veteran of the health-and-fitness industry. He specializes in a holistic approach to body transformation, nutrition programs and personal training. He earned his B.A. in communications from Southern Connecticut State University and is certified as a personal trainer with ACE and APEX. In addition, he successfully completed the RTS1 program based on biomechanics.