Nigella Lawson Says Clean Eating Could "Hide An Eating Disorder" - Lisa Geraud on

Lisa Geraud, RD, Executive Clinical Director, Eating Recovery Center, Washington, was recently featured in an article on discussing "clean eating" and taking it too far. 

In the next few weeks, people everywhere will start crafting New Year's resolutions, and if search history is any indication, many of those will focus on weight loss—and clean eating. The movement has ballooned over the past four years, according to Google Trends, spiking every January, but there's one person who won't be jumping on the bandwagon: celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.

"People are using certain diets as a way to hide an eating disorder or a great sense of unhappiness and unease with their own body," Lawson said during the JW3 Speaker Series—a conference designed to spark intellectual debate—in London earlier this week.

Earlier this year, she'd told the BBC she thinks "the notion of 'clean eating' is an implication that any other form of eating is dirty or shameful," a belief she expounded upon during the conference.

"There is a way in which food is used either to self-congratulate—you're a better person because you're eating like that—or to self-persecute, because you'll not allow yourself to eat the foods you want," she said, according to E!

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