Here are a few ways that the writer of “Cellulite: 5 Facts and Fictions About Treating Dimpled Skin” weaves a false narrative throughout the article:
1. “Exercise Gets Rid of Cellulite: FALSE”
When you read this first point, you’d think that exercise does nothing to reduce cellulite. In fact, by burning calories of energy and reducing the fat that holds them, exercise does get rid of cellulite. The writer even admits as much later in her explanation – but that doesn’t stop her from creating a fake heading.
2. “Cutting calories is the only way to get rid of cellulite: FALSE”
Again, reading this point and the explanation that follows would lead the reader to think that healthily reducing calorie intake wouldn’t help reduce fat deposits and the cellulite they cause, which is, of course: TRUE!
3. “The Mediterranean Diet is the most effective: True”
This is perhaps the worst ‘false news’ offense in the article. Just like nothing will absolutely ‘eliminate’ or ‘get rid’ of your cellulite, no single cellulite fighter is ‘most effective’ for everyone. The basics of the diet that help you manage your weight, including more whole, plant-based foods, healthy fats and less salt, can be eaten without needing to adopt a Mediterranean diet. And nothing, no single diet, exercise plan or pill, or any combination of them, is the ‘best weapon of mass destruction in the fight against lumpy deposits’ as the article claims.