Whatever we may think, celebrities aren’t at all like your average men and women. We can promise ourselves to start working out on Monday, putting it off further and further, while Hollywood stars spend most of their lives trying to meet our expectations.
We made a list of the most unusual methods actors and actresses used to lose weight fast, be it for the sake of art or just to get in shape. It’s worth noting that there are no extremes for celebrities, so please don’t try these methods at home.
1. Natalie Portman
To play a ballet dancer without weight issues, Natalie had to be about 80 pounds. Her diet didn’t differ much from that of her character: half a grapefruit, a carrot, and some almonds. Still, an Academy Award is worth it, right?
Beyoncé refused to eat hard food for the sake of losing an extra 15 pounds for her role in Dreamgirls. For two weeks, she only drank water with lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup, sometimes adding fresh vegetables on top. The result was astonishing, but the singer confessed she wouldn’t dare try this experiment again.
3. Matthew McConaughey
The award for best actor didn’t exactly prance into Matthew’s welcoming hands. For 4 months, he went on an extremely low-calorie diet, losing over 40 pounds as a result. The foundation of the diet was a lot of liquid and proteins, but the actor says it’s the psychological pressure that was the hardest.