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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Clean eating's an eating disorder

Clean eating's an eating disorder
- You don’t need to be a doctor to realise that this is why she is painfully thin and keeps fainting, but she’s watched a YouTube video on the evils of carbohydrates, so she’s convinced I’m wrong.
She has an eating disorder, but is convinced she doesn’t. Instead, she is simply ‘clean eating’.
I’ve had similar conversations with patients time and time again. Clean eating is not an innocent trend that’s come along to counter unhealthy diets. 
It’s not going to solve the obesity crisis. It’s simply an eating disorder by another name.