'I don't believe in diets': Yolanda Hadid says she made 'two almonds' remarks as she was 'half-asleep'

'I don't believe in diets': Yolanda Hadid says she made 'two almonds' remarks as she was 'half-asleep'
Yolanda Hadid addressed her controversial comment to daughter Gigi Hadid (Instagram/@yolandahadid/Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

LOS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Yolanda Hadid, 58, defended her controversial 2014 statement asking her daughter Gigi Hadid to eat "two almonds" by using the time-honored "taken out of context" defence. In a recent interview with People on Thursday, Hadid addressed the contentious statement, claiming that she had just undergone breast implant removal surgery and was "half asleep" at the time she said it on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'.

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Hadid stated, “Gigi was calling because she wasn’t feeling good and I apparently said, half asleep, ‘Have two almonds,' I don’t even remember why two or what. There was no rhyme or reason to it. It’s such a silly narrative that is out there, that has nothing to do with the reality of our lives.”

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Yolanda was speaking to Gigi on the phone at the time when she instructed her to “have a couple of almonds and chew them really well.”
“I always have a bag of almonds or a different kind of nut in my bag because when my blood sugar drops, I can grab a hand of nuts and eat them,It’s really good for that. But it’s not that I use it as a diet food. I don’t believe in diets anyway," she told People.

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Hadid also received criticism for discussing her daughters' presence on the popular Bravo series multiple times throughout the course of her four-year run.

“You can have one night of being bad. And then, you’ve got to get back on your diet." She previously revealed to Gigi that she ate at her birthday celebration. “It’s hard to not eat any sugar, and it’s hard to have to eat salad every day,” she told Gigi in a different scene.

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Since then, the former supermodel has made fun of her divisive remarks. She labelled herself the "worst mom ever" and and posted a video of herself on Thursday in which she was seen enjoying an almond snack in several locations. The hit song "Bizcochito" by Rosala served as the soundtrack for the video. “worstmomever #almonds,” Hadid wrote in the caption.

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Gigi Hadid received nutrition advice from Yolanda Hadid when she was a young teen, which has been the subject of criticism for years. Between 2013 and 2016, the family appeared on three seasons of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'. Yolanda was closely monitoring her daughter Gigi's food at the time because she was just starting her now-successful modelling career. In one episode, Gigi complains to her mother that simply eating half an almond has left her feeling "very weak." Yolanda responds by advising her to take a few more bites and chew them very slowly.

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