‘It is completely irresponsible!’ The Bachelor’s Helena Sauzier is slammed for launching a ‘toxic’ health and wellness program
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 slammed on social media for promoting her ‘Weight Loss Trilogy ‘program.
Some fans described the program, which Helena launched alongside her sister Alexandra and mother Kathi, as ‘toxic’.
‘It is completely irresponsible!’ The Bachelor’s Helena Sauzier (pictured on the show) has been slammed for launching a ‘toxic’ health and wellness program
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 for energy.
Dividing opinion: On Wednesday, Helena was criticised for promoting her ‘Weight Loss Trilogy’ program on Instagram. This controversial post (above) strongly discouraged snacking and advised people to instead drink water when they’re hungry
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)
Instead of snacking, the post suggests having a glass of water to satisfy thirst, which is often confused for hunger, or do something to overcome eating out of boredom.
‘Surf the “hunger wave” and understand that it is absolutely okay (and healthy) to be hungry and that it will pass,’ the post read.
Some Instagram users were quick to slam the message, with one saying: ‘This non-scientific garbage is not only wrong, it is dangerous. You should be ashamed.’
Family business: Helena (right) launched The Weight Loss Trilogy program alongside her sister Alexandra (not pictured) and her mother Kathi (left)
Another comment read: ‘Shame on you. You are in such a powerful position to create change and you use it for this… so unbelievably toxic.’
A third person added: ‘This is appalling. These “tips” are exactly the sort of things my ED [eating disorder] used to say to me. Surf the hunger wave? Drink water instead of eat? It takes years to unlearn these toxic thoughts.’
Despite the criticism, the post concluded by saying the message was not a ‘one size fits all’ approach because what works for some doesn’t necessarily work for others.
‘If you do have any health issues, we recommend that your local medical professional be your first point of call,’ it read.
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
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.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted The Weight Loss Trilogy for comment.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted The Weight Loss Trilogy for comment. Pictured: Helena and Matt on The Bachelor