Why taking health advice from celebrities may not be the smartest move

Long Lunch 23/05/2018
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Millions of women around the world stick by her every word.

But Kim Kardashian’s been met with harsh criticism this week for promoting a diet product that encourages people not to eat.

She has since deleted the picture of herself sucking on a Flat Tummy Co.’s appetite suppressant lollipop on Instagram.

However Dr Charlie Seltzer, a Philadelphia-based weight loss specialist who is board-certified in obesity medicine, says most celebrity endorsed diets don’t work.

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He joined Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch to why taking your health tips from celebrities like the Kardashians may not be the smartest decision you’ll ever make.

The less you change based on what you are doing now the more likely you are to succeed.

For example; “If you take a guy who is eating a full pizza and having six beers every night and you tell that guy to drink five and a half beers and have one slice less pizza – he’s not going to miss it, he’s not going to notice that change.

“And that will cause weight loss,” he told RadioLIVE.

Listen to the full interview with Dr Charlie Seltzer above.

The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.