Topic: crash diets

Anne Hathaway Finally Refuses To Talk About Her Les Miserables Weight Loss!

Anne Hathaway Finally Refuses To Talk About Her Les Miserables Weight Loss!

I’ve ragged on the Anne Hathaway Les Miserables PR tactic of constantly discussing her weight loss, but her interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show is forcing me to renege (a little) on my constant complaints. When asked how she lost 25 pounds to play the role of Fantine, Hathaway finally did the right thing: She explained that she didn’t want to inadvertently give quick weight loss advice to her fans, and then…she actually didn’t talk about her weight loss. Finally! More »

Anne Hathaway’s Les Miserables Diet Was ‘Dried Oatmeal Paste’ Squares. Do Those Even Exist?

Anne Hathaway's Les Miserables Diet Was 'Dried Oatmeal Paste' Squares. Do Those Even Exist?

According to Vogue, Anne Hathaway‘s Les Miserables diet consisted of “two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day,” but no one can really figure out what that means. New York Magazine says that her diet, if mysterious, was at least historically accurate, playing up the same justification that she’s hinted at for her extreme weight loss: “getting in character.” But aside from oats being something that poor people may have eaten in 19th-century France, they don’t really have any insight into what it was that 21st-century Anne Hathaway was eating, either. Preliminary research indicates that she was either lying, or has a really sadistic personal chef. More »

Anne Hathaway Tells Vogue She Felt ‘Deprived’ After Les Miserables (Probably Thanks To That Starvation Diet)

Anne Hathaway Tells Vogue She Felt 'Deprived' After Les Miserables (Probably Thanks To That Starvation Diet)

Anne Hathaway is on the cover of December’s Vogue, and the cover story is mostly about her experience filming Les Miserables (also coming out in December). And since you can’t talk about Les Mis without talking about her weight, she’s found a new way to say that she starved herself for the role: That she felt “deprived, physically and emotionally.” She gets some points for being creative, but I really wish she’d just be honest about how unhealthy it is to lose 25 pounds for a role. More »

Matthew McConaughey: Losing Weight To Look Unhealthy, Not Because It’s Awesome

Matthew McConaughey: Losing Weight To Look Unhealthy, Not Because It's Awesome

If you’ve noticed the perpetually-shirtless Matthew McConaughey looking startlingly gaunt these days, that’s the point. The celeb told Larry King that he’s in the middle of a 30 pound weight loss for an upcoming role, where he plays a person with HIV. And while he’s calling it a “cleanse” (ostensibly because “crash diet” doesn’t sound as positive), it’s definitely a not-smart, not-sustainable diet that no one should try–and he knows it. The point, McConaughey says, is to look unhealthy. More »

In The Age Of CGI, Why Should Anne Hathaway Starve Herself For Les Miserables?

In The Age Of CGI, Why Should Anne Hathaway Starve Herself For Les Miserables?

Anne Hathaway is apparently eating 500 calories per day in an effort to shed 16 pounds for her role in Les Miserables—or at least, a few scenes of the film. Unlike other roles that have required Hathaway to lose weight (like Catwoman, for example), her role as Fantine—a prostitute who dies and later returns as a ghost—only calls for her to look emaciated for some of the time she spends on screen. Which, for an already-thin actress, wouldn’t be too hard to accomplish with CGI. So why should Anne Hathaway starve herself, or even lose any weight at all? More »

Crash Diets Don’t Work; This Year, Resolve To Be Healthy, Not Skinny

Crash Diets Don't Work; This Year, Resolve To Be Healthy, Not Skinny

This week, our sister site, TheGloss, has been featuring a wide range of stories about something that many women–especially after a season where food is the focal point–have considered or experienced: crash diets. The Master Cleanse, the apple cider vinegar diet, the grapefruit-and-coffee diet…these are the kinds of bizarre, unhealthy, and icky plans that enjoy a surge in popularity about twice per year: once after the holidays, and again at that time of year cruelly known as “swimsuit season.” Surely, there are better ways lose weight than by slogging through cup after nutritionally-devoid cup of spicy, watery, maple-y lemonade? I asked a nutritionist to walk me through the ups and downs of yo-yo diets, and even give me some tips for the New Year. More »