Sometimes, you might feel like you’re the only person plagued with cellulite. But it’s important to know that it’s actually quite common. A personal trainer named Sophie Allen tackled the issue of cellulite on Instagram, and reiterated the fact that with the right angles, poses, and edits, anyone can make their lumps and bumps look invisible.
According to Shape, cellulite affects 80 to 90 percent of women. They note that the fat, which often has a dimpled look, crops up mostly on your butt and thighs. The reason they give as to why women often have this effect is the fact that women have connective tissue that’s shaped differently than men — which explains why only about 10% of men reportedly have cellulite.
But, why don’t we see more cellulite on social media? Well, Allen has a pretty good idea how these “problem areas” usually get covered up in summertime shots.
Allen isn’t new to spreading messages of body positivity. After she had surgery for both an endometriosis scare and a lung infection, she noticed that her body lost a lot of muscle mass. So these days, she’s focusing on building a stronger body and finding strength where she can find it.
She also believes that women should stop looking at the scale, since — as she said in a post from May — it “doesn’t know how you FEEL” and is simply “a number that means NOTHING.”
Not only are we digging her body-positive posts, but we support her journey in being healthy and refreshingly real.