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The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield slams Elly Miles’ controversial ‘toxic’ vegetable post

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The Bachelor‘s Abbie Chatfield has slammed Elly Miles over her controversial Instagram post endorsing an all-meat diet that omits ‘toxic’ fruits and vegetables.

On Tuesday, ex-Bachelorette star Elly, 26, publicly backtracked on the eyebrow-raising post, telling Who magazine she actually loves vegetables and that her intentions had been ‘misconstrued’ by fans.

Abbie, 26, was unsatisfied with Elly’s apology, and swiftly slammed the blonde in a scathing Instagram comment hours later. 

'Foods aren't good or bad!' The Bachelor's Abbie Chatfield, 26, (pictured) slammed former co-star Elly Miles, 26, controversial 'toxic' vegetable post on Tuesday - and claimed her 'apology' simply isn't good enough

Speaking out: On Tuesday, ex-Bachelorette star Elly Miles (pictured) publicly backtracked on the eyebrow-raising post, telling Who magazine she actually loves vegetables and that her intentions had been 'misconstrued' by fans

‘Foods aren’t good or bad!’ The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield, 26, (left) slammed former co-star Elly Miles, 26, (right) controversial ‘toxic’ vegetable post on Tuesday – and claimed her ‘apology’ simply isn’t good enough

In her post, which was facetiously written in the form of a ‘step-by-step guide’, Abbie accused Elly of ‘promoting an eating disorder’ by spruiking such a restrictive diet.    

Abbie then criticised Elly for claiming her fans had simply ‘misinterpreted her post’, rather than taking full responsibility for her actions. 

‘Tell them you never said vegetables were toxic. Despite literally saying they are toxic. Genius [love heart emoji],’ she added wryly.

Outraged: In her post, which was facetiously written in the form of a 'step-by-step guide', Abbie accused Elly of 'promoting an eating disorder' by spruiking such a restrictive diet

Outraged: In her post, which was facetiously written in the form of a ‘step-by-step guide’, Abbie accused Elly of ‘promoting an eating disorder’ by spruiking such a restrictive diet

'Tell them you never said vegetables were toxic. Despite literally saying they are toxic': Abbie criticised Elly for claiming her fans had simply 'misinterpreted her post', rather than taking full responsibility for her actions

Called out: Abbie, 26, was unsatisfied with Elly's apology, and swiftly slammed the blonde in a scathing Instagram comment hours later

‘Tell them you never said vegetables were toxic. Despite literally saying they are toxic’: Abbie criticised Elly for claiming her fans had simply ‘misinterpreted her post’, rather than taking full responsibility for her actions. Pictured left is Abbie Chatfield, right is Elly Miles 

The podcaster concluded her post with a grave message about the dangers of diets that groups foods into simplistic categories such as ‘toxic’.  

‘Foods aren’t good or bad, they’re f**king foods we need to live,’ she raged.  

Elly sparked controversy over the weekend when she reposted a graphic that outlined the ‘toxic’ foods considered off-limits by followers of the ‘carnivore diet’ – a trendy eating regimen that consists entirely of meat and animal products.

'I don't claim to be an expert': On Tuesday morning, Elly backtracked on her divisive post promoting an all-meat diet and insists she 'loves vegetables' - despite calling them 'toxic'

‘I don’t claim to be an expert’: On Tuesday morning, Elly backtracked on her divisive post promoting an all-meat diet and insists she ‘loves vegetables’ – despite calling them ‘toxic’

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

‘I love veggies. I have nothing against veggies. It’s absolutely devastating,’ she said of the backlash she received over her post.

Elly explained she’s currently attempting a two-month carnivore ‘challenge’, and shared the post 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 reposted a graphic that outlined the 'toxic' foods considered off-limits by followers of the 'carnivore diet' - a trendy eating regimen that consists entirely of meat and animal products

Sparking controversy: In a now-deleted Instagram Story post, the reality star reposted a graphic that outlined the ‘toxic’ foods 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, Elly told Who magazine she actually loves vegetables and that her post - which categorised capsicums, tomatoes, and leafy greens as 'most toxic' - had been 'misconstrued' by fans

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

Elly clarified 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 said she's currently attempting a two-month carnivore 'challenge', and shared the post simply to explain 'the type of plants she's able to implement into her diet'

Breaking her silence: Elly said she’s currently attempting a two-month carnivore ‘challenge’, and shared 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. 

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

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

Short-term diet: Elly clarified 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!

‘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 [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

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?'

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

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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