What’s The Connection Between Cellulite and Insulin?

This is how it works: Carbohydrates, as you know, contain glucose. When you consume carbs , your body releases insulin whose purpose, as mentioned, is to regulate blood sugar – just in case you are wondering, glucose is a sugar, a monosaccharide to be more specific. If you are an active person, insulin will send this glucose to your muscles where it will be used for energy production with any excess being converted into glycogen. Glycogen acts as a fuel reserve for the body and is used when glucose runs out. This is why runners, cyclists and weightlifters do what is called ‘carb-loading’ prior to engaging in their respective sporting activities.
If on the other hand, you choose to live an inactive life, insulin and cellulite will become the best of buddies. So basically what happens is that, when a couch potato consumes carbs, insulin doesn’t even bother to supply the muscles with glucose; after all they aren’t exactly being used. Instead the carbohydrates are sent directly to the body’s fat cells where they are converted into even more fat and stored within the same cells. This process is referred to as lipogenesis.

The above process causes fat cells located in the lower layer of the skin to expand which in turn push out the fat cells located right below the skin. The final result is dimpling of the skin which is what you and I call cellulite.

So it’s pretty simple what you need to do; get off your office chair, couch or wherever else you like to spend the whole day and start moving. You need to make sure that most of the carbs you consume get to do do what they are supposed to do i.e. fuel your body and not converted into fat.