All in on All In. Teddi Mellencamp defended her accountability program amid criticism from Bravo viewers — and Camille Grammer.
“For one, I wanted to say I love All In. I am so incredibly proud of the over 15,000 lives we have helped changed,” the 39-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star began in a video on Tuesday, September 15, via Instagram. “I 100 percent feel confident in the fact that we let you know before signing up exactly what the program entails. If it’s something that you want to do and you want us to hold you accountable to your goals, we are there to do that for you. If it’s not something you want to sign up for, you don’t. That’s why I love that we are very transparent from the beginning.”
She concluded: “We believe in you. We will fight for you, and we know that the best is yet to come.”
Mellencamp launched All In by Teddi after she dropped 80 pounds by changing her own lifestyle. Her program kicks off with a two-week jumpstart plan, which includes a vegetarian and dairy-free menu, no alcohol and 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Participants are also assigned an accountability coach to keep them on track with their weight loss. While the employees do not have any fitness, medical or health certifications, per All In’s website, all of the coaches are picked by Mellencamp and must complete the program themselves.
“At my heaviest, I felt lonely, sad and angry. At my smallest, I felt panicked, stressed and worried that I would gain the weight back,” Mellencamp’s website reads. “I very rarely felt great in my own skin. After struggling to get pregnant with my son and undergoing multiple IVF treatments, I gained 80+ pounds. I was thrilled to have my healthy baby boy but was left feeling broken inside. In order to be the best mom, wife and version of myself I knew things needed to change!”
The reality TV personality and husband Edwin Arroyave share three kids: Slate, 7, Cruz, 5, and 6-month-old Dove. Mellencamp’s program made headlines earlier on Wednesday when Grammer, 52, responded to a social media user who criticized the strict guidelines. Kyle Richards subsequently came to Mellencamp’s defense.
Richards tweeted, “Camille, you really need to move on and get a life. Teddi has helped so many people and changed their lives. What are you doing everyday? Tweeting about RHOBH? … You befriend whoever you think will get you a [diamond]. Talk about a mean girl.”
Mellencamp, for her part, is no stranger to clapping back at criticism. On Wednesday, September 16, she took to Instagram again to post about the final part of the RHOBH season 10 reunion.
“Holding the 💎 isn’t always easy 😜,” she wrote. “But I truly enjoy being a part #RHOBH. No matter what, I can’t do anything but continue to shine on.”
After one troll asked “how” Mellencamp has stayed on the show for three seasons, she quipped back, “Because of amazing fans like you. 💕”
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When another fan asked whether Mellencamp would be back for season 11, she replied, “Don’t you worry. If I am to leave, I will let you all know. 💕”
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