I came across this little snippet of a 1952 Pageant magazine article about Marilyn Monroe’s diet and exercise habits on Lexi Petronis’ Glamour Vitamin G blog. It’s kind of ridiculous. You can read the whole article at FitPerez.

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According to the 1952 issue–Marilyn would have been 26 at print time–this is what she ate:

Breakfast: She would warm a cup of milk on the hot plate in her room, then crack two raw eggs into it and whip the whole thing up with a fork

Lunch: None

Dinner: Marilyn would stop at the market near her hotel on the way home to pick up steak, lamb or liver, which she would broil and eat with 4 or 5 raw carrots Evening snack: She would stop at a local ice cream parlor for a hot fudge sundae, saying, “I’m sure that I couldn’t allow myself this indulgence were it not that my normal diet is composed almost totally of protein foods.”

In the article, Monroe mentions that others have called her dietary habits “bizarre,” which, if you ask me, makes total sense. Oh, goodness…can you imagine following a diet like that? At least she popped a multi-vitamin in the morning…
What do you think of Marilyn Monroe’s diet? 

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