Elly Miles backtracks on her post promoting an all-meat diet and calling vegetables ‘toxic’

Bachelorette star Elly Miles has backtracked on her controversial Instagram post endorsing an all-meat diet that brands fruits and vegetables as ‘toxic’. 

The influencer, 26, raised eyebrows over the weekend when she reposted a graphic that set out the ‘toxic’ foods that are considered off-limits by followers of the ‘carnivore diet’ – a trendy eating regimen that consists entirely of meat and animal products.

Attempting to clear the air on Tuesday, Elly told Who magazine that she actually loves vegetables and that her post – which categorises capsicums, tomatoes, and leafy greens as ‘most toxic’ – was ‘misconstrued’ by fans.  

‘I don’t claim to be an expert’: The Bachelorette’s Elly Miles, 26, (pictured) has backtracked on her controversial post promoting an all-meat diet and insists she ‘loves vegetables’ – despite calling them ‘toxic’

‘I love veggies I have nothing against veggies. It’s absolutely devastating,’ she told the publication after receiving a wave of online backlash from fans over the post.

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Elly explained that she’s currently attempting a two-month carnivore ‘challenge’, and uploaded the post simply to explain ‘the type of plants she’s able to implement into her diet’. 

‘By no means do I claim to be an expert and it might have come across that way,’ the registered nurse insisted. 

Sparking controversy: In a now-deleted Instagram Story post, the reality star re-posted a graphic that set out the ‘toxic’ foods that are considered off-limits by followers of the ‘carnivore diet’ – a trendy eating regimen that consists entirely of meat and animal products 

‘I love veggies I have nothing against veggies’: Attempting to clear the air on Tuesday, Elly told Who magazine that she actually loves vegetables and that her post – which categorises capsicums, tomatoes, and leafy greens as ‘most toxic’ – was ‘misconstrued’ by fans 

Elly explained that she isn’t following the diet too strictly, and will revert back to her usual omnivorous diet once her two-month ‘challenge’ is complete.   

‘I really do love food and I just wanted to document this new experiment with my diet while I do the challenge,’ she said, before advising fans not to follow diets they hear about online without consulting a medical professional.

However, Elly did not give any explanation as to why she regards certain fruits and vegetables as ‘toxic’ –  despite this being the crux of fans’ criticism.   

Breaking her silence: Elly explained that she’s currently attempting a two-month carnivore ‘challenge’, and uploaded the post simply to explain ‘the type of plants she’s able to implement into her diet’ 

Elly’s now-deleted Instagram Story post, featured a colourful table that categorised everyday foods into either ‘most toxic’ or ‘least toxic’, but offered no explanation as to why they were placed there.  

The ‘most toxic’ foods included capsicums, tomatoes, eggplants, leafy greens, onions, broccoli, nuts, and grains. 

‘Least toxic’ foods included avocados, honey, berries, cucumbers and dates.

Short-term diet: Elly explained that she isn’t following the diet too strictly, and will revert back to her usual omnivorous diet once her two-month ‘challenge’ is complete 

Elly wrote next to the image: ‘I’m getting heaps of Q’s in my DMs about Carnivore! I’ll edit my 2 week IGTV tonight and try to get it up!’

She continued: ‘PS everyone always asks whether I can eat any veg at all – and while I keep it to a minimum, if I did, below is an example of what that could look like [love-heart emoji]’.  

Elly’s post sparked confusion and frustration among her followers, with one Instagram user commenting: ‘What was with the toxic vegetable thing?’ 

No explanation: However, Elly did not give any explanation as to why she regards certain fruits and vegetables as ‘toxic’ – despite this being the crux of fans’ criticism 

Confused: Elly’s post sparked confusion and frustration among her followers, with one Instagram user commenting: ‘What was with the toxic vegetable thing?’ 

‘So do you eat raw meat for all your meals, or do you cook it in oil made from ‘toxic’ plants and season it with ‘toxic’ plants? Get a job,’ another griped. 

A more extreme version of the keto and paleo diets, the carnivore diet has received criticism from health experts who claim restricting entire food groups can be unhealthy in the long term.

Proponents of the diet claim it can aid weight loss, mood problems and blood sugar regulation, but there is no scientific evidence to back up these beliefs.  

‘[The carnivore diet] is absolutely ridiculous,’ dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine previously told Insider.  

‘It’s massively devoid in nutrients, carbs, and fibre which will most likely leave you feeling lacking in energy (with headaches) and constipated too.’   

Restrictive: A more extreme version of the keto and paleo diets, the carnivore diet has received criticism from health experts who claim restricting entire food groups can be unhealthy in the long term

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Elly Miles breaks silence on “toxic veggies” backlash | WHO Magazine
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