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Weight loss expert Steve Miller says Eat Out To Help Out is like ‘telling people to eat your grave’

Weight loss expert Steve Miller thinks the Eat Out To Help Out scheme will make the British beat junk food and is like “telling people to eat their grave.”

Steve Miller, presenter Steve Miller, from the West Midlands, has criticized the new government scheme, which gives guests a 50 percent discount on meals and soft drinks in more than half of the UK’s restaurants, cafes and pubs.

He appeared on This Morning today, claiming that despite a variety of eateries signing up for the plan, audiences can make it “ pointless ” with fast foods like burgers and chicken.

He argued that the government’s anti-obesity strategy means that only certain meals in discounted restaurants should be sold and that healthy dishes should have been added to menus before the scheme.

Fat Families presenter Steve Miller, from the West Midlands, has thrown the new Eat Out To Help Out schedule, which gives guests a 50 percent discount on meals and soft drinks. Pictured, full English breakfast

Fat Families presenter Steve Miller, from the West Midlands, has thrown the new Eat Out To Help Out schedule, which gives guests a 50 percent discount on meals and soft drinks. Pictured, full English breakfast

The weight loss guru, who appears on This Morning today, said the plan will knock the British on junk food and it's like 'telling people to eat their grave'

The weight loss guru, who appears on This Morning today, said the plan will knock the British on junk food and it's like 'telling people to eat their grave'

The weight loss guru, who appears on This Morning today, said the plan will knock the British on junk food and it’s like ‘telling people to eat their grave’

“If we had stepped back and said,” We have launched an obesity strategy, how can we encourage people to eat right? ‘

“We can have great food and really motivate the nation to enjoy it. And that would compliment the nation’s strategy.

“But we said, ‘Take your chips and your cake and burgers and enjoy it.’ It’s like telling people to eat your grave. ‘

More than 90 chains, including McDonald’s, Nando’s, Pizza Express and Costa Coffee, are among the 72,000 locations participating in Eat Out to Help Out

Host Ruth Langsford (photo) then asked Steve why the plan is a problem if families eat healthy for most of the week and then eat out

Host Ruth Langsford (photo) then asked Steve why the plan is a problem if families eat healthy for most of the week and then eat out

Host Ruth Langsford (photo) then asked Steve why the plan is a problem if families eat healthy for most of the week and then eat out

The diet guru criticized the plan, believing that the government's Eat Out To Help Out program and the anti-obesity initiative contradict each other

The diet guru criticized the plan, believing that the government's Eat Out To Help Out program and the anti-obesity initiative contradict each other

The diet guru criticized the plan, believing that the government’s Eat Out To Help Out program and the anti-obesity initiative contradict each other

For diners dining out on Mondays through Wednesdays in August, half their bill is covered by the government, up to £ 10 per person – with thousands of independent venues also including 40 Michelin-starred restaurants.

The diet guru then criticized the plan, believing that the government’s Eat Out To Help Out program and the anti-obesity initiative contradict each other.

He said, “What did we have last week? The government told us “Let’s ban advertising, let’s stop promoting junk food.”

“But today we can all eat well and make ourselves senseless for half the money.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pictured at a Wagamama facility on July 8, following the launch of the new plan

Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pictured at a Wagamama facility on July 8, following the launch of the new plan

Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pictured at a Wagamama facility on July 8, following the launch of the new plan

A waitress serves breakfast today at the opening day of Eat Out to Help Out scheme at Maggie's cafe in London

A waitress serves breakfast today at the opening day of Eat Out to Help Out scheme at Maggie's cafe in London

A waitress serves breakfast today at the opening day of Eat Out to Help Out scheme at Maggie’s cafe in London

“I don’t give people a discount. but what the government could have done is say: “These are three standard very healthy meals, put them on your menus, we give a 50 percent discount on these dishes”.

“But no, we said it before, fill your faces with chips and burgers and chicken.”

Host Ruth Langsford then asked Steve why the plan is a problem if families eat healthy for most of the week and then eat out.

“I’m not so sure Ruth,” said Steve, “I think we’ll fill our faces. I always say you should be 80/20, unfortunately we know the nation doesn’t.

“This could be a ticket to an early grave. If you get Covid and you are overweight, you are three times more likely to die and seven times more likely to be ventilated.

Steve, pictured last year on This Morning, further suggested 'reshaping' restaurant menus to encourage British people to eat healthy

Steve, pictured last year on This Morning, further suggested 'reshaping' restaurant menus to encourage British people to eat healthy

Steve, pictured last year on This Morning, further suggested ‘reshaping’ restaurant menus to encourage British people to eat healthy

“We motivate the nation for a month to eat junk food and endanger their health.”

He then re-proposed to ‘reshape’ restaurant menus to encourage British people to eat healthy.

“Reshape the menu,” he said. How long would it have taken the chancellor to come up with half a dozen healthy dishes?

“Consult a professional, throw them on the menu, then give everyone a 50 percent discount, but encouraging everyone to eat junk is double standard.”

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