| "What's the craziest diet trick you ever tried?" |
Health.com posed that question to eight of our favorite celebrities, and their answers didn't disappoint. (Ace bandages?)
Not that any of these should be tried at home—but you knew that!
| "I've always done crazy crash diets. I've ruined my metabolism that way. I did the hCG diet—[you're injected with] a hormone that's extracted from the urine of pregnant women!" |
—Laura Prepon, actress in the film "The Kitchen"
| "I went on that lemonade-cayenne thing for about 24 hours. By the middle of the next day, I was like, 'If I don't have coffee, someone's gonna die!'" |
—Christina Applegate, star of the NBC show "Up All Night"
| "A mushroom diet where I had to eat different types—porcini, shiitake... I lasted a day or two and that was it!" |
—Holly Robinson Peete, actress on the CBS show "Mike and Molly"
| "Years ago, my nutritionist was trying out this thing where we were wrapped in Ace bandages soaked in some sort of detox-to-make-you-thinner thing, and then put in ponchos. But we had to keep moving, so we walked in a circle while this boom box was playing. I've never laughed so hard in my life!" |
—Kristin Bauer van Straten, co-star of the HBO series "True Blood"
| "I did a three-day cleanse, but lasted for only a day and a half! You have to drink a lot of almond milk, [puréed] kale, and other weird stuff, which was not tasty!" |
—Selita Ebanks, supermodel
| "There was the diet where I ate just carrots, tomatoes, and seafood. It turned my palms yellow because of the vitamin A! People looked at me like, 'Are you sick? Do you have hepatitis?!'" |
—Petra Nemcova, supermodel
| "When you're on a diet and you can't have carbs, what you crave is the texture of bread or the crispiness of a potato chip. What really helps with that is pickles. It stopped me from eating more!" |
—Kelly Osbourne, co-host of the E! series "Fashion Police"
| "I tried a juice diet and quit after half a day. I was so cranky!" |
—Malin Akerman, actress in the film "Stolen"