Laura Prepon, I want to feed you a burger with a side helping of NO SCIENTOLOGY.
Laura Prepon co-authored a new diet book, The Stash Plan, which seems sensible as far as celebrity diets go. The skinny (lol)? ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a 21 day plan with two weekly cooking sessions combining Ã¢â¬Åproteins, carbs, and vegetablesÃ¢â¬âand nutritional bone broths.Ã¢â¬Â Which feels very faddy, but you know, not entirely BAD.
THAT BEING SAID, Prepon is a Scientologist, and so obviously my BS radar is UP. Radar online has details from her book including some of the other diets sheÃ¢â¬â¢s tried:
After gaining weight and lacking energy while filming That Ã¢â¬â¢70s Show in her 20Ã¢â¬Â²s, Prepon began her descent into dangerous dieting. Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢ve done just about every diet there is, from Atkins and South Beach to cabbage soup cleanses,Ã¢â¬Â she writes. Ã¢â¬ÅCaveman diet? Been there, done that. Alkaline diet? Bulletproof coffee? Vegas? Atkins? Yup! IÃ¢â¬â¢ve done it all.Ã¢â¬Â
On another diet, she could only eat six crackers her day in addition to tiny portions of weighed food. The 36-year-old ate her Ã¢â¬ÅdinnerÃ¢â¬Â in the bathroom of the Beverly Hilton during a black-tie event.
Going to extreme: Prepon received HCG hormone injections in order to burn body fat. Ã¢â¬ÅItÃ¢â¬â¢s just as crazy as it sounds, but I was willing to try anything,Ã¢â¬Â she recalls. Ã¢â¬ÅWhen I stopped it, not only did I gain all the weight back, but my hormones were completely out of whack.Ã¢â¬Â
Before shooting her first scene on Orange Is The New BlackÃ¢â¬â a shower sceneÃ¢â¬â Prepon says she starved herself for 40 hours: Ã¢â¬ÅMy poor body was so confused it didnÃ¢â¬â¢t know what I was going to do to it next.Ã¢â¬Â
Black magic: Practicing Scientologist Prepon also sought help from a Ã¢â¬Åshaman-typeÃ¢â¬Â nutritionist who Ã¢â¬Åshook maracasÃ¢â¬Â and Ã¢â¬Åcast some kind of spellÃ¢â¬Â over her. But it didnÃ¢â¬â¢t help her lose weight.
Prepon admits she worked out Ã¢â¬Ålike a maniac.Ã¢â¬Â Ã¢â¬ÅI used to do triple workout sessions in one day; first, a kickboxing class, then a run, and then IÃ¢â¬â¢d lift weights at night,Ã¢â¬Â she writes.
The fitness extremes left her exhausted. Ã¢â¬ÅMy body was so numb that it was literally giving up on me,Ã¢â¬Â she confesses. Ã¢â¬ÅEvery day became a struggle.Ã¢â¬Â
In July 2012, Prepon found solace through New York nutritionist and healer Elizabeth Troy, who taught her to take care of two important organs in digestion: the gallbladder and liver. Now, she cooks twice a week and eats Ã¢â¬Åhealthy, simple mealsÃ¢â¬Â throughout the day. Ã¢â¬ÅThe Stash Plan is going to do for you what it did for me,Ã¢â¬Â she promises in the book.
Obviously, different things work for different people, and maybe this is Ã¢â¬Åthe oneÃ¢â¬Â for Prepon. What about eating mostly plants and having sugar and carbs in moderation? Revolutionary, I know.