The Bachelor’s Helena Sauzier is criticised for a health and wellness Instagram post that says there’s ‘no such thing as a perfect snack’
She has been busy promoting her health and wellness brand since being kicked off The Bachelor earlier this month.
But on Wednesday, Helena Sauzier was criticised on social media for promoting her ‘Weight Loss Trilogy’ program, which she launched alongside her sister Alexandra and mother Kathi.
Some fans described the advice shared on Weight Loss Trilogy’s Instagram page as questionable, and Alexandra has since apologised for their advice ‘coming across completely the wrong way’.
Controversy: The Bachelor’s Helena Sauzier (pictured on the show) has been criticised for her health and wellness program, Weight Loss Trilogy
The backlash was sparked when the Weight Loss Trilogy page shared an illustration of a peanut butter jar alongside the caption: ‘The perfect snack? Does not exist.’
The lengthy post discouraged snacking by saying the body needs time to repair itself between meals and cannot do so in a state of digestion.
It also claimed snacking prevents ketosis – a process in which the body begins to burn fat for energy because it doesn’t have enough carbohydrates.
Dividing opinion: On Wednesday, Helena was criticised for promoting her ‘Weight Loss Trilogy’ program on Instagram. This controversial post (above) discouraged snacking and advised people to instead drink water when they’re hungry
Instead of snacking, the post suggested having a glass of water to satisfy thirst, which is often confused for hunger.
‘Surf the “hunger wave” and understand that it is absolutely okay (and healthy) to be hungry and that it will pass,’ the post read.
The post has since divided the Internet, with some fans questioning the advice.
Back to work! Helena has been busy promoting her health and wellness brand since being kicked off The Bachelor earlier this month. Pictured with Matt Agnew (left)
A follow-up post on The Weight Loss Trilogy’s Instagram account stated that snacking isn’t usually required when people regularly consume balanced meals.
‘If you are snacking (which we all do occasionally – we’re only human after all!), then we would recommend choosing healthy options when doing so,’ it stated.
Helena’s sister Alexandra has since expressed regret over the post in a statement provided to Yahoo Lifestyle.
Family business: Helena (right) launched The Weight Loss Trilogy program alongside her sister Alexandra (not pictured) and her mother Kathi (left)
‘All I’m going to say is that the post has come across completely the wrong way and that is not our intention. We’re really sorry,’ she said.
Alexandra added that the experience had been ‘heartbreaking’ for herself, Helena and Kathi.
She concluded: ‘We’ve said it wrong and we do acknowledge that.’
More to say: A follow-up post on The Weight Loss Trilogy’s Instagram account (above) stated that snacking isn’t usually required when people regularly consume balanced meals