In this episode of Abbeys Kitchen, Abbeys here with her friend and RD colleague Abby Langer. Abbey and Abby are known for trying out the craziest of diets, and this time they turn to the Queen of Detox, Gwyneth Paltrow. On Gwyneths Goop, they came across a detox that she swears by. To truly judge Gwyneth and her detox diets, Abbey and Abby decided to try out her detox diet to let you guys know whether its worth it or not. Abbey and Abby were only able to do one day of the diet, and this video will feature the behind the scenes footage of them trying it out!
Abbey and Abby began their day with only lemon water.
Abbey was hopeful because she was feeling good and it was morning.
Their next meal is herbal tea.
Abbey is starving after her workout and is disappointed that she can only have tea.
Both are feeling hungry.
Now its time for the actual food part of the detox which is a blueberry almond smoothie. Abby does not like the taste of it. Abbey is excited to drink the smoothie because shes starving and relieved to finally be able to eat food.
The next snack is coconut water. Abbey is not a fan of coconut water, but is still starving and her body is begging for nourishment. Abbey mentions a lot of this diet is fake smiling.
For lunch, they are having little gem lettuce, which Abby substituted with just plain romaine lettuce because of the high cost of little gem lettuce. This detox is clearly for rich people. The lunch also includes avocado and a carrot ginger dressing. Abbey describes the look of her salad dressing as if a baby ate mac and cheese and then puked all over the salad. Abbey is still starving and eats it.
Both were very disappointed with the salad, and both agreed that the diet is basically a starvation diet.
Next, for snack time is a handful of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Abbey is so hungry that she is going for the largest handful ever to get more seeds. Abbeys getting really hangry and has turned to desperate measures.
The next meal is a broccoli and arugula soup. Abby states she feels deprived and stupid for even doing the diet.
Abbey calls the soup a warm smoothie since its just pureed broccoli, arugula, water and lemon. Abbey describes the taste as a wet fart smoothie. The soup had a very strong odour. They both agreed that a diet like this will mean you will be smelly all the time.
Abbey was also disturbed by the timing of dinner since your last meal is at 6 pm. Looking back at the diet, Abbey and Abby agreed that they didnt have a clear mind and were hangry all the time.
Abbey adds that you cant make any friends on Goops detox.
In conclusion, they both agree that this is not a diet that you should be on. The rest of the diet is just a variation of day one (lots of water, soups and smoothies). Abbey summarizes that you dont need a detox diet or specialist because your body is a detox specialist.
We hope you enjoyed watching Abbey and Abby torture themselves for one day on Goops detox and that it gave you a better understanding of what these diets look like.
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