Friday, December 7, 2007

I Never Thought I Would Say This But...

For my inaugural post, I want to say "YOU ROCK" to Jennifer Love Hewitt for recently taking on the bloggers who are accusing her of being 'fat' because she has cellulite on her upper thighs! Her reply to those statements makes a great point of using her celebrity for good and showing postive body image -- pointing out that it doesn't matter what size you are, a 2, a 6, a 12 a 16...what matters is that if YOU are happy with yourself and your life, it shouldn't matter what others think about you (and that maybe they should look in the mirror and deal with their own insecurities).

These over-critical individuals should also do their research...cellulite is NOT the same as obesity, it is a condition that affects most women after puberty due to changes in hormones and metabolism. Cellulite is simply fat (which is underneath your skin and acts as the body's shock absorber) that pushes against the connective tissue above it. There are several ways to decrease the amount and lumpy appearance of cellulite - but the fact of the matter is that the fat layer will not just go away. It's a part of the skin - period.

So to all the critics, I have one thing to say: It's biology, get over it. Think before you say something stupid.

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