Dr Ciara Kelly refutes claims from BodyWhys, the Eating Disorder Association of Ireland, that RTÉ One’s Operation Transformation had the potential to have a “negative impact on mental health” and was “triggering” to many users of the service.
RTÉ has now defended the new season, which aired on Wednesday night, due to its more “holistic” approach.
“In this year’s series, for example, the weekly check-in (the part of the show where the leaders meet the experts) incorporates an overall health check looking at a range of health indicators including blood pressure, cholesterol, hydration, sleep quality and psychological wellbeing.
Viewers have long expressed their concerns about the show, with some calling it “fatphobic”, and have criticised the “humiliating” and revealing Lycra outfits worn at weekly weigh-ins.
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