Stop the press. Lily Allen is back on twitter after a 6 month break. This would normally catch our eye because we love a good tweeter, but what really grabbed us was that in just her fourth tweet the songstress was sharing her body woes with the world.
i'm off to the gym. Went to india over xmas,and the clarified butter has made its way from my tummy to my thighs. eeuuggh.
Ah how we feel your pain Lily. So here are our top tips for you, and any BND readers who want to get their thighs in shape pronto
We called up Jennifer Anistons yoga teacher Mandy Ingber and Teddy Bass who trains Cameron Diaz to spill the beans on the best thigh sculpting workouts.
Mandy says: The chair pose, squats and also spinning (indoor cycling) are excellent. Spinning works by changing the ratio of stored fat to lean muscle mass. It tones and makes the legs very taut and sculpted without being bulky due to the high reps and moderate resistance.
Teddy advises: Incline treadmill jogs are amazing additions to your regime to help with strengthening and changing the composition of your thighs.
Click here to read the ELLE Teams Detox diaries. The juice fast complete with daily body brushing and Dead Sea salt baths actually managed to eliminate cellulite from my thighs in just three days. The only catch you have to keep the regime up otherwise the deadly orange peel just comes back.
3 Work out at home
Not that the paparazzi are a problem for us mere mortals, but if Lily wants to avoid the glare of the lens then working out at home could be the answer. It also works for us, because who wants to head to gym in winter? I Am Super Chick have set up an online site where for just £9.99 a month you can keep a food diary, set up an online training programme and workout to a constantly updated library of exercise videos including warm up, body conditioning and legs, bums and tums. And yes, there is a video dedicated to the lower body.
Steer clear of high fat, high salt foods they cause water retention and weight gain - theyre your cellulites best friend. Fill up with lots of unprocessed, raw or lightly cooked (read steamed, rather than fried) foods and at least 8 glasses of water each day.
5 Go shoe shopping
Let's not forget the most natural way to tone the body...walking! says Mandy. To get the most out of your walk, first work with a purpose - a gentle saunter wont do much. Also, invest in a pair of thigh and butt toning shoes. Fitflop Mukluks, £125.00, and Reeboks EasyTone, from £65, are the best around.