Grace Victory stars in a new documentary, Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets, investigating the health claims behind the trend.
Grace Victory, the self-proclaimed “internet’s big sister”, is starring in a new BBC Three documentary about clean eating, in which she talks to dieticians about its health implications and also tries out the diet for herself.
When asked what messages she hopes will come across in the new documentary, she tells TenEighty: “Food shouldn’t be restrictive or made out to be dirty. Moderation and balance is key.
“My heart lies with young people, especially impressionable girls,” she adds. “The world has such a warped view on food and body image, and when I was approached to make a show about clean eating it intrigued me. It’s everywhere now and it’s definitely become a trend, which saddens me.”
Elaborating on her fears about the new trend, Grace says: “Wellness and looking after yourself should just come naturally, but it appears companies and bloggers are making a lot of money off it and that doesn’t sit right with me. Normality is no longer. You either ‘eat clean’ or you’re completely judged on your diet. It’s dangerous.”
She believes that there need to be “more influential people preaching a more normal lifestyle” in order to counteract this.
While making the documentary, Grace noticed the impact clean eating had on her relationship with food. “I wouldn’t go near ham for months because it became a ‘fear food’,” she admits.
Her involvement also led to her discovering personal issues she has with food. “Since finishing the doc, I’ve realised that my view of food is warped and I need to work on that.”
Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets aired today and can be viewed on the BBC Three website.
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