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Celebrity Diet Secrets: Liz Hurley Pinpoints The Cause of Bloating… NOT!

Posted Nov 13 2009 10:15pm

VNSAYM3elizabeth_hurley Many thanks to Small Bites reader Sara Zuba for forwarding along this article from London’s Daily Mail newspaper, which details actress Elizabeth Hurley’s “diet secrets”.

For starters?  In order to “keep her famously svelte figure,” Hurley now opts for vodka and seltzer over white wine.

Mind you, she doesn’t “like vodka that much” and thinks it initially “tastes like medicine”, but anything to look svelte, right?  Insert eyeroll HERE.

Not to mention, the caloric difference between a vodka drink and a glass of wine isn’t exactly earth-shattering.

A 1.5 ounce serving of vodka with whatever amount of seltzer water she’s adding contains 103 calories.

A 5-ounce serving of wine, meanwhile, provides 120 calories.

We’re talking about 17 fewer calories — the amount found in two cashews.

She then pulls this bit of nutrition advice from seemingly out of thin air:

“‘I used to drink an awful lot of coffee, but I was told after the age of 40 you have to be careful with coffee and wine.  Apparently, that can be one of the reasons older women get bloated around their stomach.”

Absolutely untrue.  There is nothing intrinsic in coffee that promotes bloating or the collection of adipose tissue around the stomach area.

Perhaps the most disturbing — and, sad, really — part of the article is this reference to something Hurley said back in 2002:

“Following the birth of [her 7-year-old son] Damian, she revealed how she only eats one meal a day and often goes to bed hungry”

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