Jill Insley tests a couple of cellulite reducing methods, including Scala Bio-Fir anti-cellulite lingerie from Brazil:
First the Scala underwear, sold by John Lewis. I had to wear it for at least six hours every day for a month. In practical terms it was a pain – handwashing every night and heaving myself into the control pants, which extended from just under the bra line to just above the knee, every single day during the hottest September on record. The arrival of Scala leggings and tights halfway through the experiment was very welcome: they were much more comfortable, and enabled me to wear something other than trousers.
Jill wasn’t impressed. She admits there was a reduction in her measurements. Fat compression? she wonders.
Fatback is quite literally named: it’s the fat taken off the back of pigs, usually with the skin still attached. In its various forms, fatback has been an important piece of meat for ages. The Italians used cured fatback to feed people doing grueling manual labor in stone quarries: the high calorie content kept the workers sufficiently fueled for their back breaking work.