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The Restaurant That Burns Calories Sparks Surge In Calls To Eating Disorder Helpline

By Daniel Welsh

They added: “The programme never endorses or suggests restricting calories below these levels.”

HuffPost UK has now contacted the BBC for additional comment following the new statistics from Beat.

Beat previously condemned The Restaurant That Burns Calories on their Twitter page, only to be rebuked by its presenter Fred Sirieix, who accused them of “jumping on a bandwagon”.

After saying they were “appalled” by the format, they wrote: “We’ve are keeping our Direct message service and online peer support group open until 11pm tonight (usually closes at 8pm) to support anyone triggered by this content. We are encouraging people not to watch it if they think it will trigger them.”

We are aware and appalled! ?We’ve are keeping our Direct message service and online peer support group open until 11pm tonight (usually closes at 8pm) to support anyone triggered by this content. We are encouraging people not to watch it if they think it will trigger them ?

— Beat (@beatED) April 20, 2020

Fred then responded: “You seem very quick to judge and jump on an inexistant band wagon. Remember you represent a charity when you tweet.”

You seem very quick to judge and jump on an inexistant band wagon. Remember you represent a charity when you tweet.

— Fred Sirieix (@fredsirieix1) April 20, 2020

We do and we listen to our beneficiaries that are impacted by this type of content. Which is why we’ll be encouraging them not to watch it and supporting them if they happen to see and are affected.

— Beat (@beatED) April 20, 2020

HuffPost UK contacted Fred’s management for additional comment on Tuesday, and is awaiting a response.

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Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/bbc-restaurant-that-burns-calories-eating-disorder_uk_5e9ff72ec5b6b2e5b83a4aea