Late last year I was talking with a friend who works at a large, reputable and government-run hospital. This friend is rather overweight so he spoke with the hospital’s dietician to get her advice on what he should do to get in better shape.

He then relayed this advice to me to get my opinion on it. I’m glad he did…

In what is by far the biggest face-palm moment I had in 2015, this dietician recommended that my friend begin following a well known low calorie, nothing but liquid meals rapid weight loss starvation plan.

I won’t name the actual product but no doubt you would have heard of it. This ‘plan’ requires the participants (victims) to drink nothing but 3 shakes a day (or eat their special ‘health’ bars) and forgo all normal food for 3-4 months.

In what I assume was an attempt to get him hooked so that he would then have to buy the products directly from her for the 3-4 months, this dietician gave my friend a few samples to try.

Upon inspection of these samples, I was totally horrified to see that the 2 prominent ingredients in these products are Fructose and Soy. As far as I’m concerned, both of these should be avoided like the plague as they are highly toxic.

Numerous studies have recently highlighted the dangers of both fructose and soy and the long term detrimental effects they have on the human body. But of course the most frustrating part of all of this is that this woman is a tertiary qualified, board-certified, government-employed dietician who spends her days giving people nutrition advice.

It’s no wonder Australians are fatter and sicker than ever before. If scientists ever find a new planet for us to colonize, I’ll be the first in line…