Oh good, this seems healthy.
I don’t really talk about Real Housewives stars so much, mostly because I don’t care. I mean, I like the shows and all but it’s a particular brand of celebrity crazy that gets kind of exhausting That being said, when I read about RHOC’s Vicki Gunvalson dealing with the fact that her then-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers, was a conman who had faked Non-Hodkin’s Lymphoma by lying and falsifying documents and that she’s lost 22 pounds starving herself? Well, I’ll make an exception. Here’s what happened, in her own words:
When life gives you changes change everything. I lost 22 pounds. My face has settled in from my surgery from three years ago finally, it’s so embarrassing I looked like a freak. But, you got to go through that. I’m a work in progress.
It was over a three month period and I cut out all alcohol. 500 calories a day. No carbs, I just did lettuce and grapefruit in the morning, celery carrots, just very raw. Nothing really for lunch. I’d just do hot lemon water. At night I’d have salad and protein. It worked.
I was at such a depressed state. As you get older, I’m 54 now, your metabolism changes. I put on like 10 pounds from my 40s to my 50s. I never felt strong… I wanted to feel like Ok, I’m going to be single now, I’ve got to look my best.
At 5’7″ Vicki should be eating around 1,200 to 1,500 calories a day and she would be losing weight sustainably at 1-2 pounds a week but hey, I think heartache is the ultimate diet, second: revenge. So that sounds like a huge thing that motivated her, even though this is NOT a healthy way to lose weight.