Whitney Thompson; Plus-size supermodel, spokesperson for NEDA and creator of "Supermodel".

My goal is to encourage and inspire you to celebrate your miraculous, exquisite, and unique body. I want you to resist the negative messages being sold to you by the media. You are beautiful. You are unique. Here, we want to help you remember that.

If I can convey one message to you:
Healthy is Beautiful. Beautiful is not a size, not an age, and not a procedure. Healthy is beautiful."

“Beautiful” is celebrating the characteristics and qualities of your body, while nourishing and exercising
it to be as uniquely healthy and fit as only you can be. We are all created differently and I want you to stop trying to fit into a mold that someone else has defined as "beautiful". No one size will ever be accepted by everyone and it's important to accept that we are all different. I want you to be the best that you can be.

Your comments are welcome here, even if we don't agree. I appreciate all comments as long as they don't hurt others.

Always remember, life is too short to not live like a SuperModel!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Importance of Touching Yourself

Beyonce and Reese Witherspoon not letting cellulite slow them down!

     Not like that! Get your mind out of the gutter. This is all about cellulite! I worked at a medical spa for a short stint in college and I actually specialized in cellulite reduction. I personally have never obsessed over cellulite, but I know that lots of people do because I see “anti-cellulite” creams making millions and every magazine has some tip or trick to magically make it disappear. The fact is that fat people have it, skinny people have it, guys have it, young people have it, and the only way to escape it seems to be with photoshop.  Fortunately, I do know a huge tip that will help!
      Do you know why people get cellulite? It’s all about circulation. For example, one of the toughest places to get rid of cellulite is on your tummy. That’s because your abdomen has retro-grade circulation. This means that the blood flows in the opposite direction and it’s easier for fat to build up there, causing lumpy cellulite. There are tons of creams and potions out there promising cellulite reduction, but the common denominator in all of these is that you have to “thoroughly massage” them into skin. Some of these products contain caffeine, which will make your skin temporarily swell.  This reduces the appearance of cellulite, but it hasn’t actually gone anywhere and once the caffeine wears off, you’re still left lumpy. In my professional opinion, you could rub butter “thoroughly” into your thighs and see a reduction in cellulite. 
      Massage can be much more than a stress-reliever. Using the power of massage daily will give the area being massaged a huge increase in circulation and the more blood flowing through any area means that cellulite will have a very hard time building up. You don’t need to go to a professional to do this. You can easily do it yourself or convince an unsuspecting husband to help you. ;-)    
        Take twenty minutes every day. This will seem like a lot at first, but it will absolutely smooth out your skin. If your thighs are an area of concern, then massage any lotion or oil into each thigh hard (not painful, but enough to feel the lumps of fat that you should be rubbing out) for five minutes. Do this once in the morning (a total of ten minutes) and once at night (another ten). If you want to see results faster, try to work a quick, five minute run in your day. The point of this run is to get your heart rate up and the blood pumping fast in your body. Pairing this with the massage will give you faster results.
       Many spas offer treatments with electro-therapy, no-needle meso-therapy, “fat-dissolving” injections (which leave awful bruises), and several other “get thin quick” schemes costing several hundred, if not thousands of dollars. If you are considering these therapies, please at least try my method first. I provided these treatments to women when I worked at the medical spa and not only are they painful and expensive, the results aren’t any more drastic then what you will see by doing it yourself. 
        And remember, literally everyone has cellulite! People act like they don’t because they can’t see their own butts in the mirror, but anyone over the age of sixteen has it so please try not to focus on it. There are more important things in life then chunky junk in your trunk! 


  1. Great tips Whitney! That's what I'm talking about.. Hope many other people can benefit from this since my dermatologist did suggest something similar to your tips before - massage + exercise regularly, and these actually have helped me a lot! :)

  2. The only place I have cellulite is on my thighs right under my butt. My boyfriend noticed it for the first time. I was about 21 at the time and he said I never had it before then. (That is an area he looked at often) I was actually excited about it because I have always been so skinny and gotten SO much flack for it, so when I found out I finally had some, I didn't feel like such an outcast or like I was such a sickly looking stick figure. This was before I gained total body confidence and actually cared what people thought of my slim figure (ha). Back in October, when I was doing a modeling competition for the cover of the calendar I am in, every girl was obsessed with their cellulite when we went on stage in our swimwear. They thought I was a freak because I didn't care.

    But yeah, some people have a lot of if, and some people have very little. I think it's awesome if people can rock their bodies with it and not obsess over it.

    Good tips on how to help get rid of it.

  3. I think that it is necessary to love yourself, your body! People who loves you always accept you as you are and it is not important have you a cellulitis or not! We are often inclined to exaggerate our lacks! Love yourself and be self-assured!Learning to love yourself is difficult and important!
    But if you are resolutely want to get rid of any signs of a cellulitis....well:
    "In struggle against a cellulitis: balanced diet, the regular physical exercises, various medical techniques, care of a body, a failure from smoking, change of a way of life as a whole".

    Whitney, you are right again! Thanks a lot for wonderful article. It very much was pleasant to me!:)

  4. The only people who are making them out to be perfect are the fans. It only shows that even the stars are not that perfect. So for the girls who are checking this you're still beautiful even when you have some cellulite. I don't understand all this fuss about cellulite. It doesn't look great of course but it's pretty normal according to doctors and even to Cellulean reviews.