Out Damn Fat!

December 21st, 2006 // 4 Comments

As much as it pains me to write about a method for fasting in the midst of the holiday season, since I have no intention of doing it myself, it’s probably quite all right. Unless you consider living solely off butter cookies and pancakes for the next ten days (which I plan on doing) to be a sound diet plan, I’m probably the least qualified individual to be reporting on nutrition. In any case, US Weekly reports:

Beyoncé Knowles is proud of her curves, but when her role in Dreamgirls called for the singer-turned-actress to shed 20 pounds, she needed to slim down fast. How did she do it? She turned to “the master cleanse.”

More on Beyonce’s fasting program and more photos, after the jump.

The Stars’ Hot Fast [US Weekly]

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The fasting program (which was created in the 1940s by nutrition guru Stanley Burroughs and was popular in the ’70s) has re-emerged as Hollywood’s favorite way to detox and lose weight quickly (Denzel Washington and David Blaine are also fans).

The 25-year-old has said she did a two-week fast “to get the toxins out of my system, because I was eating a lot of bad food…Was I cranky!”

Hmm…I don’t know about all of that. Pretty much the only time I like to use the word “fast” in reference to food is as a description of how I like to eat it.

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By Lisa Timmons

  1. jane_smith

    Uh.. Isn’t that called anorexia?

  2. Jen390

    My favourite is when people say they “have headaches becuase the toxins are leaving my body.”
    Uh, no. You just haven’t eaten and your brain has no food. It’s crying.

  3. Abs

    Actually, this fast is a good one, I have done it two times and am a very healthy person. It is not a form of anorexia. The weight you lose comes back on, it is just really a detox and helps to reintroduce you back to a healthy way of eating. It’s amazing how you still have normal bodily functions when you have not eaten in a few days. Goes to show the shit that is stored in your system.

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