Has anyone seen the BBC documentary : Clean Eating's Dirty Secrets?

Am I the only one who was shocked by SOME of the things SOME of these health gurus/nutritionist say about some food groups?

I mean you can eat whatever you want, but some of the things they were saying are just absolutely shocking....


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  • Hi CurlyBayLeaf,

    I've not watched that programme yet. Is it on Catch-up? I definitely dislike the demonising of certain food groups, or items of food, as essentially it is overly restricting, and can set up the potential for eating issues.

    I will try to find the programme and give it a watch.

    Lowcal :-)

  • It is on iPlayer. I agree ....

  • Yes, very interesting programme 😊 Shocking that so many people believe the lies peddled by so called 'experts'

  • Looks interesting. I may have to give it a try (depending on available time!).

    I've been watching the "Eat Well for Less" series. I quite like the tips, even though I'm already doing most of what they advise! :)

  • I have beet watching Eat Well for Less since season one and I love that show. It is a bit repetaive now to be honest.... but the first series was really good.

  • I'm just amazed every time how much money people can spend on junk. I'd be bankrupt before that! :)

  • I know! It also pains me to see kids being raise on coke and crisps and mother not knowing what is a lime/avocado. But I am not judging as they are in this show because they try to learn new ways of life.

  • There is that. Besides, I was under the impression that the avocado is a fairly recent import to this country. Could be wrong! But they're very common in the US.

    On the other hand, I suppose you're not really going to serve things you don't know about or like so I guess your kids wouldn't be exposed to those things until they were older.

  • Social media has a lot to answer for! But surely individuals have a responsibility to check out what they are being told? There have always been gimmicky, unscientific advice about what to eat, like the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet.

    I have understood 'clean eating' to be about avoiding processed foods and concentrating on eating whole foods, but it's obviously open to interpretation.

    In defence of 'Deliciously Ella', she did devise her diet to cope with a chronic illness called postural tachycardia syndrome. The way she eats isn't for everyone, but her advice to eat more vegetables is good advice. There are several health conditions that respond well to changes in what you eat, cutting out gluten and dairy are often the best way to go, even if you don't have coeliac disease.

  • We are eating a ba!anced diet. No gimmicks. No gurus. We are in this for the long haul with no short term fixes. That's because we are not dieting but making permanent changes to our lifestyles _ that's the 'cleanest' eating of them all. Xx Xx

  • slimpickings,

    I make you right, the way THIS works is we do things differently and in moderation, and we keep on doing it... that way, we get slimmer and then STAY slimmer. Anything else, as in "I'm slim now so I can go back to behaving how I did before", is asking for trouble, and wastes all the hard work of 'changing' in the first place.

    It's been an eye opener for me... I've realised I was previously putting more effort into cleaning my car or checking my finances than in keeping my body (the place I have to 'live' in) in good order!

    My take on the BBC? I'm afraid they have become utterly and hopelessly biased in recent times, so much so that many resent paying the licence fee now, and upheaval of the BBC's cosy little world view is most certainly coming down the tracks.

    Consequently, I would not take their 'advice' (however they choose to disguise it) on health matters or anything else. I would say, "If the 12 week plan, with its sensible food choices and increased activity, is working for somebody (and it does for me!) then making it a 'way of life' is a no-brainer".

    If it ain't broken, don't fix it!

    Onwards and Downwards!


    >< COYI ><

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