20 August 2020 00:43
Lose a Stone in 21 Days viewers shocked programme is still on air (Picture: Channel 4) Lose a Stone in 21 Days viewers are shocked that the programme is still on air following the recent controversy surrounding Dr Michael Mosley's latest show. Tonight's episode brought the series to an end after a number of contestants who were in the BMI categories of overweight and obese took part in the Fast 800 diet. This means they followed a strict diet seeing them take in 800 calories a day by either consuming a VLCD meal replacement product and 200 calories of vegetables, or by simply chosing to eat lean protein sources with their greens. However, since the show first aired on Channel 4, a number of eating disorder charities have spoken out against the programme, including the company Beat, who recently told Metro.co.uk how they have written to the network to provide guidance on responsible reporting. Beat also wrote to their social media followers ahead of the show: 'If you're living with an eating disorder, we recommend that you do not watch #loseastonein21days.
Our services will be open until 11pm tonight, so if you're affected by the programme, please chat to us on our website or DM us here!' And it appears Dr Michael tried to protect those at home by issuing warnings throughout the episode, telling viewers: 'Eight week 800 calorie diet is only suitable for those whose BMI puts them in the overweight or obese category. 'If you have a medical condition or are on medication check with your doctor.' It has been rather controversial (Picture: Channel 4) Yet, people still couldn't believe that the programme remained on-air – and have voiced their opinions on Twitter. 'I am shocked that they are still airing #loseastonein21days it is literally the most harmful "diet show" I've ever seen,' one wrote while another said: 'I have so much to say about how dangerous and irresponsible #loseastonein21days is. It's diet culture in its full glory dressed up as making people "healthier."' Someone else added: 'Massive shout out to @beatED for going above and beyond again to support people who might be affected by @DrMichaelMosley's #loseastonein21days. An amazing charity.' However, others defended the programe, writing: 'Granted it's not the most amazing science, but I'm struggling to see how people find #loseastonein21days offensive, it's not fat shaming is it!
BEAT If you suspect you, a family member or friend has an eating disorder, contact Beat on 0808 801 0677 or at [email protected], for information and advice on the best way to get appropriate treatment Got a story? If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Gigi Hadid arrives in New York City ahead of welcoming baby with Zayn Malik as fans freak out MORE: YouTuber LadBaby addresses I'm A Celeb rumours: 'ITV still haven't rang me' By Eat This, Not That! Editors Cutting calories. Lowering your risk of disease. Stabilizing your blood sugar. They all sound like herculean tasks when you think of them as general goals. But there is a way you can take these on that is much simpler than you may think. All you have to do is break down these goals into daily habits. Think cutting 50 calories here and making a healthy swap there. Then, it's suddenly very simple to slim down and reap the benefits of these lifestyle changes, including slashing your risk of diabetes. Use these easy, science-backed diet hacks we rounded up to help you dodge hundreds of calories by the end of the day and lose weight easily. And if you're looking for more helpful tips, here are 20 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss. The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - celebs Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Michael Moseley's diet show faced further criticism this evening as its contestants revealed how much weight that they had lost. Channel 4's How to Lose a Stone in 21 Days chartered how an 800 calorie a day diet affected a group of people's BMI and health. However, the programme has been slammed by eating disorder charity Beat, who have accused it of "triggering huge eating disorders". This evening, its contestants weighed and measured themsleves for a final time to discover whether their health markers had changed. (Image: Channel 4) Ahead of giving them their results, journalist Michael insisted: "This is not about crash dieting - this is about lifestyle changes." Altogether, Michael revealed that the five volunteers lost a combined total of around six stone in three weeks. "People say that rapid weight loss is dangerous, but it's not if its healthy eating," Michael insisted. (Image: Channel 4) (Image: Channel 4) Yet viewers were highly critical of the show, with one tweeting: " Shameful that @Channel4 and @DrMichaelMosley refused to acknowledge all that @beatED is doing to those effected by their programme. If you have an #eatingdisorder please don't watch #loseastonein21days." Another raged: "I am shocked that they are still airing #loseastonein21days it is literally the most harmful "diet show" i've ever seen (and y'all know i've seen them all". this b**** really just said 'if you're struggling with gaining weight back after losing it - just lose more!"?!!!!?!?!??!!" A third wrote: "'The best way to lose weight long-term is to lose more in the first place' feel like I'm watching Little Britain #loseastonein21days." "I have so much to say about how dangerous and irresponsible #loseastonein21days is. It's diet culture in its full glory dressed up as making people 'healthier'," another fumed. While one raged: "Horrified by this show... #loseastonein21days." But other viewers disagreed and hit back at the criticism, with one writing: "#loseastonein21days what is dangerous is the inability to listen hard and follow instructions!" Another commented: "Granted it's not the most amazing science, but I'm struggling to see how people find #loseastonein21days offensive, it's not fat shaming is it! It's a bit of motivation." *How to Lose a Stone in 21 Days is available to watch on All 4