Anne Hathaway lost weight on a diet of hummus and radishes for her role in Les Miserables.
by China DeSpain
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When it comes to shaping up for movie roles, Anne Hathaway has mastered the concept of extreme dieting.

Last year, when filming her role as Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises”, Hathaway claimed to be living on “kale and dust” to fit into the costume. And although her rep denied that she was on a 500-calorie per day diet to lose weight for her role as Fantine in the upcoming “Les Miserables”, Hathaway has admitted that her eating plan is a little extreme.

In a new interview with Allure magazine, she said, ”I’m doing some crazy weight stuff right now. I’m on day six of detox…This diet makes me break out, so I love that. Nothing like living on hummus and radishes and then be all, ‘And I got a pimple. Yeah!”’

While hummus and radishes is a step up from kale and dust, it doesn’t exactly scream well-balanced. In fact, Hathaway admitted her role as Catwoman permanently changed her relationship with her body.

“It was a psychological terrorist,” she says. “The suit, thoughts of my suit, changing my life so I would fit into that suit…. It dominated my year. I didn’t understand how you could be thin and strong. I went into the gym for ten months and didn’t come out.”

Despite her extreme eating plans, Hathaway does seem to understand the concept of a healthy diet. In the Allure interview, the engaged actress discusses her future plans for children and her pregnancy eating plan.

Although she’s not sure exactly how many children she wants, she does know one thing: during pregnancy, she hopes to maintain her vegan diet, which she calls a “transformation.”  “I mean, cheese is amazing,” she says. “[But] once you’re over the cheese hump, there’s really nothing left.”

It sounds like she’s on the right track mentally, so here’s hoping that her detox ends soon and she’s able to find a healthy balance between real life and movie dieting.

About China DeSpain

China DeSpain is a San Antonio-based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain

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  • TMG

    Where can a get a copy of the radish and hummus diet? I would like the details to give it a try.