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Obesity expert slams Pete Evans’ weight-loss advice

His controversial diet and nutrition advice has been slammed by a slew of leading health professionals.

And now Pete Evans’s latest theory, which purports that eating three meals a day is unhealthy, has now been criticised by Sydney obesity expert Dr Nick Fuller

During a Daily Telegraph Facebook live interview this week, the industry research leader took a swipe at the diets spruiked by celebrities such as Pete, saying: ‘(They’re) coming out everyday of the week and preaching a new fad diet with no science behind it.’ 

'There is no good evidence': Sydney obesity expert Dr Nick Fuller has slammed Pete Evans for the chef's latest diet advice, which purports that eating three meals a day is unhealthy

‘There is no good evidence’: Sydney obesity expert Dr Nick Fuller has slammed Pete Evans for the chef’s latest diet advice, which purports that eating three meals a day is unhealthy

‘There is no good evidence to show that we should be having less than three meals a day. This is a new fad that’s been attached to this program and it shouldn’t be followed,’ he continued. 

Dr Fuller then took aim at the paleo diet, which is based around a diet of meat and plant foods.

‘You’re not going to be getting long-term benefits from it and having a diet such high in meat anyway we know is potentially causing cancer long term.’

'You're not going to be getting long-term benefits from it and having a diet such high in meat anyway we know is potentially causing cancer long term': Dr Fuller then took aim at the paleo diet, which is based around a diet of meat and plant foods

‘You’re not going to be getting long-term benefits from it and having a diet such high in meat anyway we know is potentially causing cancer long term’: Dr Fuller then took aim at the paleo diet, which is based around a diet of meat and plant foods

Earlier this week, Pete told The Daily Telegraph that the idea of eating three meals a day was a fallacy invented by the multinational food industry as a way to keep them in business.

The My Kitchen Rules judge’s ideas about food and nutrition have repeatedly come under fire in the past.

Pete has made a slew of controversial claims over the years, including that vegan women should eat meat during pregnancy, that osteoporosis sufferers should not eat dairy, and that Wi-Fi causes health problems. 

Controversial claims: Earlier this week, Pete told The Daily Telegraph that the idea of eating three meals a day was a fallacy invented by the multinational food industry as a way to keep them in business

Controversial claims: Earlier this week, Pete told The Daily Telegraph that the idea of eating three meals a day was a fallacy invented by the multinational food industry as a way to keep them in business

Last year, Pete also controversially said it was ‘silly’ to use ‘normal sunscreen’ as it was full of ‘poisonous chemicals’. 

His children’s paleo cook book Bubba Yum Yum was also pulled from shelves, with an expert from the Public Health Association of Australia saying that a bone broth recipe for infants could kill a baby due to its high vitamin A content.

In March, two leading Australian dietitians slammed the celebrity chef, claiming that he lacks the knowledge necessary to dispense the kind of health advice he has been promoting. 

Polarising: In March, two leading Australian dietitians slammed the celebrity chef, claiming that he lacks the knowledge necessary to dispense the kind of health advice he has been promoting

Polarising: In March, two leading Australian dietitians slammed the celebrity chef, claiming that he lacks the knowledge necessary to dispense the kind of health advice he has been promoting

 

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