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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Did Marilyn diet?
Photos published on the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death, reveal she had a relaxed attitude to her body.
The star was happy to say she loved her food and her daily food and exercise regime was published in a book back in the 1950s.
At 5ft 5½ in, Marilyn veered from 8½ st to just under 10 st.
In the star's words, "Frankly, I’ve never considered my figure so exceptional. My biggest single concern used to be getting enough to eat. Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room.
"When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill, and I doubt if any doctor could prescribe a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry."
"My dinners at home are startlingly simple. Every night I stop at the market and pick up a steak, lamb chops or some liver, which I broil in the oven. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots."
"It’s a good thing, I suppose, that I eat simply during the day for, in recent months, I have developed the habit of stopping off at Wil Wright’s ice-cream parlour for a hot fudge sundae on my way back from my evening drama classes."
She ate healthy, unprocessed food and her choices were based on common sense. She didn’t miss meals and made sure she ate a balanced amount of protein. After a sensible day, she allowed herself a treat.
It's what today's dieticians call the 80/20 rule: eating healthily 80 per cent of the time so you can have the odd indulgence.’
As for exercise, Monroe spent at least ten minutes each morning working out with small weights, using her own regime.
Sounds sensible to me!
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