Lizzo Defends Her 10-Day Smoothie Detox After Showing Off Her Results
By Paige Gawley
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Lizzo is clapping back after receiving criticism for participating in a 10-day detox. After the 32-year-old singer posted a TikTok revealing what she ate during a 10-day smoothie detox -- something she did by practicing "safe detox methods [with a] nutritionist" -- she received backlash from some users who perceived the cleanse to be unhealthy.
As shown in the video, Lizzo's daily meal included vitamins, three green smoothies, a superfood smoothie, a vegan protein bar, hot tea, nuts, apples with peanut butter, cucumbers with apple cider vinegar and lots of water.
In a second video, Lizzo showed the day-by-day changes to her body as she explained her reasons for deciding to do the detox.
"So I drank a lot and I ate a lot of food that f**ked my stomach up in Mexico, so I decided to do JJ Smith's 10-day Smoothie Plan," she said. "... Right here was the hardest, day four, five and six. I was like, 'Ugh.' It started to get to me mentally, but I was never super hungry, I just think was wanting to stress eat and do things that were kind of self-harming."
As she showed off the day 10 results, Lizzo said she felt "amazing" and thought she looked "f**king great."
Lizzo's third video further addressed her reasons for participating in the detox, and clarified that a "dramatic weight loss" was neither part of her plan nor her goal.
"I would normally be so afraid and ashamed to post things like this online, because I feel like, as a big girl, people just expect if you are doing something for health, you're doing it for a dramatic weight loss. That is not the case," she said. "In reality, November stressed me the f**k out. I drank a lot. I ate a lot of spicy things and things that f**ked my stomach up. I wanted to reverse it and get back to where I was."
Lizzo said she's "so proud" of herself and her results, before listing the benefits she's noticed following the detox.
"My sleep has improved, my hydration, my inner-peace, my mental stability, my f**king body, my f**king skin, the whites of my eyes," she said. "I feel and look like a bad b**ch. That's it. I'm a big girl who did a smoothie detox. I wanted to share that with you guys."
"I got exactly what I wanted out of it," Lizzo added. "Every big girl should do whatever the f**k they want with their bodies."
The singer captioned her TikTok post by writing, "Big girls do whatever u want with your bodies!!! I’m just as proud of my results from my smoothie detox as I am of my belly curves and swerves."
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Lizzo shared a nearly naked shot of herself posing outside.
"I detoxed my body and I’m still fat. I love my body and I’m still fat. I’m beautiful and I’m still fat. These things are not mutually exclusive," she captioned the pic, in which she is only wearing underwear. "To the people who look to me, please do not starve yourselves. I did not starve myself."
"I fed myself greens and water and fruit and protein and sunlight. You don’t have to do that to be beautiful or healthy. That was my way. You can do life your way," she continued. "Remember, despite anything anyone says or does. DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR BODY."