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This Geordie Shore star's diet book advises people to eat 800 calories a day

Unsurprisingly, no one is impressed.

MTV Europe Music Awards - Frankfurt Source: PA WIRE

COLLEGE STUDENTS and people in the habit of watching MTV reality shows will probably know of Holly Hagan, one of the cast members of Geordie Shore.

Spurred on by seeing herself on the telly, Hagan lost three stone in three years and wrote about the process in her first book, Holly’s Body Bible.

You can pre-order your copy of the brand new Holly Hagan Lose 5 Pounds in One Week exercise and diet book now ))) Source: Instagram/lose5pounds

But her new book, Lose Five Pounds In One Week, advises eating just 800 calories a day and doing a lot of cardio to quickly lose weight – and people are not impressed.

It all came to a head after Hagan shared an Instagram photo from a fan, who revealed she’d eaten exactly 758 calories that day.

hollygshore Source: Instagram/@lose5pounds

“This is less than a small child should eat. This is NOT healthy,” wrote one user.

Another said:

758 calories a day is horrific. Absolutely disgusting to promote this to young impressionable girls looking for a quick fix. This sort of diet is NOT sustainable ladies, you will drop weight quickly but put it and more back on very quickly afterwards. You will also feel absolutely horrific.

The recommended daily calorie intake for women is around 2000 calories a day, while men need around 2500 – and we’ve all heard about people doing quick-fix diets, then putting the weight straight back on afterwards.

Personal trainer Max Bridger told the Daily Mail that Hagan’s diet plan will probably not be sustainable in the long term:

With low calorie diets that are below 1200 to 1500 calories per day foods should be varied to avoid any minor or major deficiencies… It would be extremely hard for a sub-800 calorie diet to be sufficient in the majority of essential nutrients and minerals.

Source: Instagram/hollygshore

But a spokesperson for Hagan said that the diet is not supposed to be a long-term thing:

The plan is designed to be followed for seven days, without starvation, supplements, or cutting out entire food groups. It is designed to be about small sacrifices for a week, combined with specific techniques.

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