When a Celebrity Did My Detox
Last week was as huge week! I’m still coming down from the adrenaline of it all. As you guys know, I went on Access Hollywood Live on Monday Jan 4 to make some recipes from the 5 Day Detox App and talk about the benefits. Needless to say it went incredibly well. I am thrilled to be able to share this with you: when a celebrity did my detox, here’s what happened…
Just to give a little background information on all the craziness, imagine that most people who do food demos on Access Hollywood Live pay a crazy amount of money to have a food stylist and a prop stylist come in and decorate the beautiful tables for camera. While I definitely considered taking some of the pressure off myself, I ultimately decided to just wing it with my assistant (who is the baddest chick of them all, so THANK YOU my lovely girl, Whitney Catalano). We made all the food the day before, decorated the table ourselves, and it turned out beautifully (if I do say so myself).
Filming was crazy. I had 4 minutes to get through 3 demonstrations and talk about all the health benefits of the meals. As soon as the segment was done filming, I saw Kit Hoover and Billy Bush immediately B-line for the demo table and start eating the food. I had no idea they would even care, let alone want to try any of it!
When a Celebrity Did My Detox…
Then Billy, who is such a naturally enthusiastic person, started undressing and declaring he wanted to do the Detox. Obviously I was freaking out, I mean come on it’s Billy Bush, a total celeb who I’ve been watching for years!! So we did a live weigh in on camera and then I followed Billy offstage to help him take his before picture. He was such a champ about the whole thing and seemed super excited.
Within a half hour of filming, it was decided that I would personally deliver Billy’s meals to the set everyday so that he could do the detox all week and then film the reveal on Friday. Needless to say, this was basically a dream come true. I couldn’t believe this was happening.
So all week I’m texting with Billy and he’s telling me which recipes he likes and how good he feels. I got to be on set everyday that week, to the point that I was learning everyone’s names and felt like I was part of the show. It was seriously so fun!
On Friday, I went in for the final weigh in segment and I felt like I was on cloud 9 because Billy had texted me that morning saying he weighed in (without clothes on) at 184 lbs, down from 193 lbs on Monday. 9 pounds in a week!!! Why do guys always have the best results??
His overall comments were that he was sleeping way better, had more energy, he was excited he lost weight and he was super proud of himself for not drinking when he went to the hockey game the night before the weigh in. I’ll add that his face looked way more rested and I received comments from his colleagues on set that he was much easier to be around because he was more focused.
As a little surprise for him completing the detox and as a thank you to the rest of the crew for having me back, I made a raw vegan cheesecake which everyone loved. (Find the recipe here.)
Overall, this was such an amazing experience and I am beyond grateful to Billy for taking the chance to do the detox, for the crew of Access Hollywood Live for having me on a few times last week, and for the opportunity to be able to share this all with you.
With Love, Nikki
P.S. Check out the pics below to see the meals that I made for Billy last week as well as some extra BTS photos from the show.
P.P.S. If you live in the LA area and would like me to prep your meals for you, please email me nikki@localhost.