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Great article on the Clean Eating malarkey

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  • OliveGirl128OliveGirl128 Member Posts: 801 Member Member Posts: 801 Member
    Fantastic article, thanks for sharing!
  • AlabasterVerveAlabasterVerve Member Posts: 3,172 Member Member Posts: 3,172 Member
    Here's the important bit:

    "The real question is how to fight this kind of diet absolutism without bouncing back to a mindless celebration of the modern food environment that is demonstrably making so many people sick. In 2016, more than 600 children in the UK were registered as living with type 2 diabetes; before 2002, there were no reported cases of children suffering from the condition, whose causes are diet-related.

    Our food system is in desperate need of reform. There’s a danger that, in fighting the nonsense of clean eating, we end up looking like apologists for a commercial food supply that is failing in its basic task of nourishing us. Former orthorexia sufferer Edward L Yuen has argued – in his 2014 book, Beating Orthorexia – that the old advice of “everything in moderation” no longer works in a food environment where eating in the “middle ground” may still leave you with chronic diseases. When portions are supersized and Snickers bars are sold by the metre (something I saw in my local Tesco recently), eating “normally” is not necessarily a balanced option. The answer isn’t yet another perfect diet, but a shift in our idea of what constitutes normal food."
  • OnthatStuffOnthatStuff Member Posts: 142 Member Member Posts: 142 Member
    Interesting.
    Clean eating – whether it is called that or not – is perhaps best seen as a dysfunctional response to a still more dysfunctional food supply: a dream of purity in a toxic world.

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  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 44,841 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 44,841 Member
    Good article. Covered a lot of how the evolution of dieting came about since the early 2000's and the onslaught of diet guru's peddling all sorts of advice that had little scientific or cherry picked evidence to back it up.

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  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,779 Member Member Posts: 5,779 Member
    Fantastic article!

  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Member Posts: 30,886 Member Member Posts: 30,886 Member
    Really good article, thanks for linking!
  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Member Posts: 13,458 Member Member Posts: 13,458 Member
    Out of all of this, I just have a single question.

    Why the *kitten* is "malarkey" back in the global lexicon? Seriously, *kitten* Joe Biden for that.

    You're right. Baloney would be a far more appropriate adjective for this thread title...

    Great article, thanks for sharing. I'm just sad the Food Babe didn't get a shout out... I blame her for the vast majority of these ridiculous fear mongering claims that served as a catalyst for many of the profit seeking, clean eating, wellness gurus that have cropped up in recent years...

  • OnthatStuffOnthatStuff Member Posts: 142 Member Member Posts: 142 Member
    Out of all of this, I just have a single question.
    Why the *kitten* is "malarkey" back in the global lexicon? Seriously, *kitten* Joe Biden for that.

    Funny, I don't know many who use the word, but it has and will probably remain in my vocab. :smile: It could be a matter of where one lives in the world. Until well into my 20's (over a decade ago), I lived about 20 minutes from Joe Biden's residence in Delaware. I also know of another friend from the region (north of delaware) who uses the word.

    Speaking about weird word choices, my in-laws are from Pittsburgh, PA and they call soda "pop". That's just wrong.
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,935 Member Member Posts: 2,935 Member
    Speaking about weird word choices, my in-laws are from Pittsburgh, PA and they call soda "pop". That's just wrong.

    I am from the deep south and we call ALL carbonated drinks Cokes (regardless of the flavor).

    Great article, thanks for posting it!
  • jdscrubs32jdscrubs32 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    Out of all of this, I just have a single question.

    Why the *kitten* is "malarkey" back in the global lexicon? Seriously, *kitten* Joe Biden for that.

    Oops. On this side of the Atlantic in Ireland and England, we would use the word "malarkey" over "Baloney" more often to be honest.
  • GottaBurnEmAllGottaBurnEmAll Member Posts: 7,722 Member Member Posts: 7,722 Member
    Fantastic article. Thanks for sharing!
  • LadyLilionLadyLilion Member Posts: 276 Member Member Posts: 276 Member
    This should be required reading for anyone who wants to lose weight or change their diet.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Member Posts: 30,886 Member Member Posts: 30,886 Member
    Out of all of this, I just have a single question.
    Why the *kitten* is "malarkey" back in the global lexicon? Seriously, *kitten* Joe Biden for that.

    Funny, I don't know many who use the word, but it has and will probably remain in my vocab. :smile: It could be a matter of where one lives in the world. Until well into my 20's (over a decade ago), I lived about 20 minutes from Joe Biden's residence in Delaware. I also know of another friend from the region (north of delaware) who uses the word.

    Speaking about weird word choices, my in-laws are from Pittsburgh, PA and they call soda "pop". That's just wrong.

    I use the words malarkey (not baloney) AND pop (although I sometimes use soda too).
  • ClubSilencioClubSilencio Member Posts: 2,997 Member Member Posts: 2,997 Member
    Stopped reading at Jordan Younger. She's not a good person.

    You can cast a cloud over any subject when you cite only the extremist, misinformed, opportunist types.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 44,841 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 44,841 Member
    Lol, there was a time when "horsefeathers" was really popular to call BS.

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  • mph323mph323 Member Posts: 3,481 Member Member Posts: 3,481 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Lol, there was a time when "horsefeathers" was really popular to call BS.

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    Ha the old-time kitten filter :)
  • TacklewasherTacklewasher Member Posts: 7,131 Member Member Posts: 7,131 Member
    "Why has clean eating proved so difficult to kill off? Hadley Freeman, in this paper, identified clean eating as part of a post-truth culture, whose adherents are impervious, or even hostile, to facts and experts."

    LOL
  • Duchy82Duchy82 Member Posts: 558 Member Member Posts: 558 Member
    Excellent read I wish there were more articles like this.
  • MonsoonStormMonsoonStorm Member Posts: 371 Member Member Posts: 371 Member
    Out of all of this, I just have a single question.

    Why the *kitten* is "malarkey" back in the global lexicon? Seriously, *kitten* Joe Biden for that.
    Out of all of this, I just have a single question.

    Why the *kitten* is "malarkey" back in the global lexicon? Seriously, *kitten* Joe Biden for that.

    Us Brits still use the word. I use it quite often.

    The guardian is a British paper.

    Who the *kitten* is Joe Biden?

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