Their recent "What a Nutritionist Really Eats" article is all the rage right now and when I say rage, I mean actual rage. Even those with no nutrition background are stunned by the stupidity of this article. Marie Claire followed 5 nutrition 'experts' for a week and posted what I'm only assuming was the most interesting of the 7 days they recorded.
After reviewing their records, my only thought was....how can these people be experts? This is what I was talking about in my first post, on how you have to be careful with the credentials of the people giving you nutrition advice (which I'd like to point out are not listed in this article). Oh but they must be qualified if the one nutrition expert is charging $850 dollars for their program right?
Tell you what? If you want to give me the $850 dollars I'll put you on the diet she's eating herself (that she says is ‘advanced’' as she claims to get most of her nutrients from the sun [I wish this was a joke]). Here is her diet:
Breakfast: A glass of lemon tea with stevia in it and a bottle of water (a total of 3 calories)
Dinner: 1 small water melon (who eats a whole mini watermelon!?), 2 cantaloupes, 2 bananas, and a smoothie made from pineapple, avocado, kale, alfalfa sprouts, coconut water and mint
Snack: A whole box of macaroons (604 calories to be exact)
I'll admit I am a far from a perfect eater. I believe in balance and enjoying the things you love as part of a well balanced diet, but what is this article supposed to teach people? How is someone that skips eating all day and then eats a fruit farm and a box of bonbons before bed qualified to charge $850 for her program?
The other women aren't much better with their unbalanced meals, restrictive eating behaviours and expensive kale bars and algae smoothies. Expert two seems to think that grains are the devil; expert three seems to be all about eating raw veggies and enzyme pills and expert four also seems to hate carbohydrates. The only one that is remotely reasonable is the last one however they also promote using ‘cleanses’ which are just a fancy term for restrictive eating plus laxatives. You know who does cleanses all the time? People with eating disorders. There is no scientific evidence for their use, in fact you risk throwing your whole body’s chemistry off every time you ‘flush’ everything out.
I'm not sure if these women were not informed prior but I have to say I'm not impressed if Marie Claire thinks this is educational or helpful (Unless she's trying to discredit these 'nutrition experts'). The moral of this story? Just because they charge you a ridiculous amount of money for their program doesn’t mean it is safe or works.