Let them eat pasta!
Ivana Trump‘s campaign to end obesity in America may have a small flaw — it’s gut-wrenchingly expensive for most Americans.
The first Mrs. Trump says that she’s going to tour the country with dietitian Gianluca Mech in an attempt to end the nationwide public-health scourge, which is often linked to poverty.
But skeptics note that Mech’s “Italiano Diet” — which claims to allow followers to eat pasta and lose weight — includes wallet-busting $20 shakes and diet plans that sell for up to $1,072.
Last week Ivana told The Post that she and Mech will tour America’s fattest cities, where they’ll visit hospitals and community centers to lecture about healthy eating and hand out Mech’s products.
One 45-day plan dubbed “Luxury Kit Woman” includes 750 grams of fusilli and various flavored drinks, soups and tonics including something troublingly called a “diuretic tonic.” Buon appetito?
While the price tags are no doubt a bargain for the Upper East Side ladies who (don’t) lunch, they may be a stretch in the Heartland.
Other pricey treats includes “cookies dipped in chocolate” for a spicy $20, “sesame snack crackers” for $13.50 and “instant mushroom flavored soup” at $14, reduced from $20.
The tonics — including a “regulating tonic” and a “depurative tonic” — are also available a la carte for $39.50.
A rep for the diet told us, “For $20 a day, you can’t put a price on good health and weight loss, especially if you love pasta and Italian food.”
They also pointed out that the diet plans come with access to 24-hour medical support.
Ivana told The Post that while she’s passionate about her public-health campaign, she has never struggled with her weight.
“I was always very disciplined — I didn’t gain weight my whole life,” she told The Post’s Doree Lewak.
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