Medically speaking, there is no such thing as cellulite. It is a made-up term for plain, old fat that clumps and bumps on the thighs, tummy, and hips in up to 90% of women. It results when subcutaneous (just below the skin) fat forms pockets between the meshlike webbing of connective tissue that holds fat in place, much like stitching forms squares in a down comforter. The more stuffing, the more puckered the texture. Everyone has a different body type and some people, whether they are overweight or lean, have inherited the genes for dimply fat. Genes or no genes, it isn’t pretty and most women would love to be rid of it! Which explains why we have tried every ridiculous gimmick from supplements, wraps, and brushes to machines, creams, and massages. But, there is good news. You can stack the deck in favor of losing and keeping that cellulite at bay for the rest of your life if you exercise daily and eat well to maintain a healthy body weight and stay fit.