If you can’t bear to see your hips and thighs in the mirror, or you delete any photos of you in a swimsuit, you’re suffering from what we call ‘cellulite shame’. It can affect your self-esteem, the clothes you wear, even your love life. So you’ve tried to get rid of your cellulite. You’ve bought all the creams, pills and brushes that promised to ‘sweep away’ cellulite, or ‘banish’ it, or ‘blast’ it off. And you’ve tried more than a few weight-loss diets, including ‘no-carb’, ‘low-cal’ ‘high-protein’ and ‘fat-burning’. But has any of it worked? Of course not and here’s why: you were trying to get rid of cellulite. If you’re thinking ‘but that’s the point, isn’t it?’, you’re absolutely right. But our bodies and their systems are very complex. That makes doing something as complicated as reducing your cellulite far beyond the simple solution of rubbing in some cream. Cellulite is a symptom of body fat, so focusing on the cellulite alone is probably the worst way to reduce it. And, for the same reasons around the complexity of your body, trying to lose weight with a simple ‘eat less food, lose more weight’ diet is just about the worst way to lose weight healthily and keep it off. The best way to try to manage your weight, and therefore your cellulite, is to make your body as healthy as possible.