Julie Goodwin has been involved in a diet pill scam, and she's not happy about it.

Having recently lost 20 kilos, former MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin is looking incredible.

The mum of three recently glowed on the January cover of Woman’s Day, telling the publication her transformation resulted from nothing more than hard work, a cut down on processed foods and a dash of random luck.

“I’ve just been working bloody hard and working very, very long hours. The only thing I’ve done is move away from processed foods. I eat far more that’s close to nature now than when I was younger. It wasn’t a conscious decision to change anything,” she said.

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Julie Goodwin’s Woman’s Day cover. (Image via Bauer Media)

“I was very healthy before and I’m very healthy now. I’m not saying it’s better to be bigger or better to be smaller. I don’t ever diet and I won’t ever diet,” the reality TV star explained.

It’s a story that doesn’t exactly match the claims of a dodgy diet pill company, who says Goodwin lost the weight after using their “routine” which seeks to “suppress the appetite and increase the speed of your metabolism”.


Rest assured, it wasn’t long before the 45-year-old, a long time advocate of body positivity in all sizes, set the record straight and called bullsh*t on the whole advertisement.

But it doesn’t stop there. The offending advert also designed their website to look near identical to that of The Australian Women’s Weekly, prompting the publication to take legal action and publicly declare the diet company’s marketing a scam.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Goodwin says she was floored upon discovering the false advert.

“I have never, would never and will never endorse a weight-loss supplement.

“I’ve never advocated magic bullet solutions for anything.

“I am devastated to have my name and image put against this type of product.”

Julie Goodwin isn’t the only celebrity chef to embrace an holistic and positive approach to her diet. Watch Nigella Lawson discuss her distaste for restrictive eating below. Post continues after video…

The pills in question, which are an extract of a ‘natural’ Indonesian plant Garcinia Cambogia, have not been subjected to rigorous medical testing, and are unsafe for consumption according to most health experts.

“Most brands of garcinia cambogia extract diet pills, including big names, have failed independent laboratory quality and quantity testing,” Sue Decotiis M.D. told Women’s Heath.

“Also, there have been no large-scale trials comparing garcinia to placeboes or other supplements.”

Featured image via Instagram @_JulieGoodwin

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