Emily Unwin, a registered dietician with a bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics and a master's in foods and nutrition, cuts deep with her critique of the show’s methods of "encouraging healthy eating
". "The tactics used in the show are cruel and rely heavily on shame and bullying. So many weight loss
programmes use scare and shame
tactics to create drama, which only creates further distance and distrust between a person and their body." She continues: "Individuals are doing the best they can with the background, resources, genetics, education, etc. they have. Blaming someone for their weight – and treating weight and larger bodies as a moral failure – ignores the interconnecting determinants of health, like economic stability, availability of resources, psychological wellbeing, history of dieting, social support, genetics, media influences, inequalities, class, neurotype, cultural norms, natural environment and physical safety, and chronic illness, to name a few."