I typed this as a reply to Camella, but it was in a discussion where a member was asking for support, so it didn't belong there.
Original discussion: healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...
"Secondly, the nhs have qualified health advisors providing the nation with sound information. They have researchers and other professionals such as doctors, dieticians and nutritionists and not u tubers stating their opinion."
I think your trust in the NHS on the subject of nutrition is misplaced. Almost everyone in the UK is aware of what the NHS tells us is healthy eating, yet 2/3 of are are overweight, millions have type II diabetes (a disease that was very rare even in the 1980s), and more than 1/3 of us have pre-diabetes. There are only two possible reasons: either the diet is hard to follow or the diet doesn't work.
For me, it sort of worked for the first 30 years I followed it, but it quietly damaged my metabolism so over the last ten years I had become obese, and my blood sugar was climbing. Focusing on following the EatWell Guide, watching fats, sugars and salts did nothing. When I basically ignored all the advice and stopped snacking and filling my plate with pasta and rice, and then my weight dropped so now I am inside the healthy BMI range for the first time in my adult life.
The NHS and PHE look at the obesity and diabetes epidemics, and wring their hands, but then keep doubling down on the same dietary recommendation that they have been making since just before the rates of both started skyrocketing.
Your idea of female solidarity is to reassure someone that what they are doing is healthy, even if you know that doing it made you sick. I think real sisterhood is telling someone the truth, and trusting they are strong enough to accept it.