Here's a little ditty about John Mellencamp's daughter Teddi...
Teddi Mellencamp has come under fire for her accountability program "All in." The program is being accused of encouraging eating disorder behavior.
Mellencamp started the "All In" program after going through her own weight loss journey (she was overweight for a hot minute). She created the program to help others be accountable for their own weight loss journey. Basically, participants weigh themselves daily, take pics of themselves on the scale. They send pics of what they eat throughout the day, and then the coaches send their words of wisdom.
Participants start with the 2-week jumpstart program, which is $599. You are only allowed to eat 500-1000 calories, and you MUST complete 1 hour of cardio per day. After you complete the Jumpstart program, you move on to the Monthly program. The monthly program costs $399 for 4 weeks. The same rules apply, but you get a slightly updated menu.
Many people shared their horror stories about the program, some of the stories include abusive dialogue from the accountability coaches.
The "All In" program has exploded in popularity, due to Mellencamp's time on RHOBH.
What people do not realize is, Mellancamp and her coaches do NOT hold certifications in health, medical, or fitness. They are just people who completed the program under Mellencamp's watch.
Mellencamp addressed the backlash, saying that she is 100% confident in her program. She adds that the program has helped over 15,000 people.
My Two Cents
I happen to hold a certification in Personal Training. The program I went through also trained us on meals. Having people eat 500-1000 calories per day is DANGEROUS. Unless you are 600lbs and under the watchful eye of a Bariatric doctor, you shouldn't be eating this little.
Women should be NETTING at least 1200 calories a day. Men should be NETTING at least 1800-2000 calories a day. Netting anything under 1000 calories is STARVATION MODE. Your body will not burn fat. In fact, your body will be so hungry for food, it will feed on muscle. It's science!
The "All In" program not only promotes physically unhealthy habits, it also promotes mentally and emotionally unhealthy habits. Coaches should not be verbally abusive to their clients.
I really wanted to like Teddi, since I'm a huge fan of her dad's. Those of us with a brain, and an ACTUAL certification, are holding YOU responsible for your eating disorder program that also promotes abuse.
Teddi wants to say that her program isn't about certifications. Honey, those of us that have certifications know our shit. We studied, interned, and took a very comprehensive exam to obtain our certifications. Do NOT downplay certifications.
Readers: Who would you entrust your weight loss journey to? A Reality TV star with ZERO certifications, or someone who is certified in fitness, health, food, and CPR?
Let me know here or on social media.
Shame on you, Teddi!
Shauna is passionate about fitness and wellness. She will be sharing her experience in wellness and her weight loss journey here. Keep checking back for more updates.