Lizzo has sparked a backlash among fans by promoting an intensive juice cleanse. The voluptuous singer, who has become a role model for body positivity champions, took to Instagram to tell fans she was on a "10-day smoothie detox".

But fans were unhappy to see their idol restricting her food intake, accusing her of promoting "diet culture". In response, Lizzo took to her Instagram Story to defend herself, saying she didn't embark on the cleanse for "dramatic weight loss".

"In reality November stressed me the f*** out. I drank a lot. I ate a lot of spicy things and things that f***ed my stomach up and I wanted to reverse it and get back to where I was," she explained.


She said she was "so proud of myself and my resolve".

"I feel and look like a bad b**** and that's it."

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She concluded: "I'm a big girl who did a smoothie detox and I wanted to share it with you guys.

"And every big girl should do whatever the f*** they want with their bodies."


In a TikTok video montage, Lizzo had first detailed all she ate in one day on her cleanse, with fans watching as she chugged down three large green smoothies, a superfood shake, plenty of water, and detox tea. She also snacked on a vegan protein bar, cucumber slices in apple cider vinegar and cashew nuts.

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Lizzo explained she decided to go on the ten-day detox because "I drank a lot and ate a lot of food and f***ed my stomach up in Mexico so I decided to do JJ Smith's ten-day smoothie cleanse".


She then showed off her changing figure on the various days, explaining to viewers: "It's just basically you drink these green smoothies every day."

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She said the cleanse "started to get to me mentally" on days four, five and six. But, she added: "I was never super hungry, I was just you know wanting to stress eat."


Following Lizzo's update fans rushed to Twitter to support her, with one writing: "Wait people are mad at Lizzo for dieting? Her message is body positivity, no matter the body. I’m a full sized lady who loves her music and feels empowered regardless if she is on a vegan/smoothie kick. She is a musician who doesn’t just exist to be my role model."