We exclusively reported on the controversy surrounding Teddi’s ‘All In’ Accountability coaching and the horror stories former clients sent in. Accusations about bullying, starvation tactics, and lack of credentials have popped up; however, Teddi recently took to her podcast to defend the program.
After story after story poured in stating that the program should be looked into, Teddi addressed the claims on the latest episode of her podcast, Teddi Tea Pod with Teddi Mellencamp. The RHOBH star spoke out against the criticism surrounding her accountability coaching business’ and their rules on dieting, exercise, and NDAs. She stated that she did not originally speak out as “it’s very aggressive and there’s some hate going with it,” however changed her mind as the controversy didn’t seem to be dying down. During the podcast, Teddi became emotional and choked up when discussing the backlash and claimed that she, her coaches, and the program were getting bombarded with a lot of hate. Per Teddi:
“The reason I started All In With Teddi had nothing to do with the business. I wanted to change my own life. I wanted to feel good in my own skin. That’s how the business was formed. And I realized that my calling, my purpose, was not just to change my life, it was to help others feel good in their own skin, feel confident, feel comfortable, reach their goals, to know they’re not alone. And that has been something that lights me up every single day. It makes me feel proud, I am excited about it, and I love every second of what I do. I know that so many lives have been changed. I love the community that’s been formed.”
Teddi defended the program, saying the NDA’s were put in place as people were signing up “just to talk to a real housewife” and claimed the zero-tolerance/no refund policy was to ensure that people were actually going to go “all in.” Teddi states that while she does dictate the menu and suggested portions, she never forced people to consume only 500 calories. To listen to the entire podcast click here.
I looked at the complaints and while I don’t have the exact details, I do think some things should be updated. Any time health/wellness/nutrition is involved its important to have doctors and nutritionists involved.
Thoughts on Teddi’s response? Do you think she responded well or do you think more needs to be done?
Source: Teddi Tea Pod Podcast