Home » RHOBH’s Teddi Mellencamp Responds to Backlash About Diet Program After Being Accused of Promoting a “Starvation Diet”
Teddi Mellencamp is clapping back after being accused of promoting a “starvation diet” and “unhealthy workouts” through her All In brand.
Following a slew of post online which alleged the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member’s company uses bully coaches to encourage unsafe practices from their clients, Teddi took to her Instagram page to share a message with her fans and followers.
“I love All In. I’m so incredibly proud of the over 15,000 lives we’ve helped change. I’m so proud of all of our clients. I love all of our coaches. I love that I can wake up every single day and feel good about what I do. I live and breath it,” Teddi began in her September 15 video.
According to Teddi, she and her team are completely transparent about their program and let potential clients know exactly what is involved before they sign up.
“And if it something that you want to do and you want us to hold you accountable to your goals, we are there to do that for you. If it’s not something you want to sign up for, you don’t. That’s why I love that we are very transparent from the beginning,” she shared.
Teddi’s post was shared just hours after Bravo Snarkside on Instagram shared a series of screenshots from a woman who claimed to have had a horrible experience with All In.
“[Dietitians] and nutritionists are calling her out for her unsafe diet plan that is practically an eating disorder!” the fan site alleged, adding that All In was “under fire for starvation diet and unsafe workouts with insufficient daily calories.”
In one of the screenshots shared with the post, a woman claimed to have been harassed and bullied by her All In coaches after adding an egg to her quinoa. Then, after experiencing a spike in her endometriosis due to the amount of oatmeal and quinoa she was consuming, she was dropped by the company.
After sharing her video on Instagram, Teddi was met with a fan who wanted to know if she was truly certified in nutrition.
“I personally am an AFPA certified Nutrition and Wellness consultant along with AFPA certified personal trainer,” Teddi confirmed.
Teddi then explained that her coaches are not trainers and nutritionists.
“It is all explained on the FAQ’s page on our website. What has worked for us is truly living the lifestyle and going through a big change being coached by someone else who truly knows the ups and downs of personally changing their life. We are very transparent about all of this. I think before anyone signs up for a program they should do their research and decide if it’s the right one for them,” Teddi stated.
After another person said they were “so upset” about the claims against Teddi and noted that the All In program changed her life, other commenters suspected the woman was working for Teddi.
“[The program] worked for me as I know it did for thousands of other women and not a day goes by that I don’t feel so proud I did it,” the woman had written.
Then, after a second person said she was working for the program, Teddi set the record straight.
“She doesn’t work for me. [Shelby], we [love] you and appreciate you for sharing your story,” she wrote.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 10 reunion concludes tonight, September 16, at 9 p.m. on Bravo.