The Marilyn Monroe Diet

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August 10, 2012

August 5, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death. The starlet's diet and workout regime was revealed in a piece by the Daily Mail commemorating the day. Monroe, whose weight fluctuated between 118 and 140 pounds, was somewhat of a trailblazer when it came to taking care of her body. 

Monroe started each day with milk and eggs, and seems to have followed a low-carb diet. 

"Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate in my hotel room," she said. "When it's hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I'm dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill." 

Her dinners, the actress admitted, were nothing special. "My dinners at home are startlingly simple. Every night I stop at the market and pick up a steak, lamb chops or some liver, which I broil in the oven. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all." 

Monroe was very relaxed when it came to her workout regime and stuck to simple free-weights. 

"I couldn't stand exercise if I had to feel regimented about it," she said. "I spend at least 10 minutes each morning working out with small weights. I have evolved my own exercises for the muscles I wish to keep firm, and I know they are right for me because I can feel them putting the proper muscles into play as I exercise." 

The piece also revealed that Monroe didn't understand why people were so enamored by her beauty and felt her figure wasn't "exceptional." 

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