Plant based, gluten free, dairy free, wheat free… Honestly the list goes on of the current Instagram trends. Some of them are great, others not so much. I truly believe that the only way to healthily lose weight is have a balanced diet and exercise.
Anyway, this morning Grace Victory (a YouTuber who I have watched since I was a young teen and have cherished ever since) released a documentary on BBC Three Online called ‘Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets’ all about these so-called diet bloggers, looking into whether or not their ‘diets’ are just creating an unhealthy, obsessive lifestyle that can lead to eating disorders. Which, they are.
It’s a great watch and I loved learning so much about diets. The dieting market is SUCH a huge money maker for industries because the people who are partaking in them are so impressionable. This blog post is just to say ‘give it a watch’ because it’s informative. Spread the message, these YouTubers and bloggers are NOT trained and do NOT give professional advice. Eat for you, don’t deprive yourself of nutrition that your body needs just because some blogger posted a photo of a chia seed smoothie bowl on their Instagram. It’s not real life.