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Drew Barrymore's Diet and Exercise Plan

Get the Bod: Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore dazzled at the Golden Globes this year, where she picked up an award for her portrayal of "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens. The role was an intense one for Drew — the actress lost almost 10 lbs. while filming because she was so "fraught with anxiety" that she couldn't eat.

This isn't the first time Drew lost weight in an unconventional (and not-so-healthy way) — the star was on a forced diet due to the discomfort that came with getting her tongue pierced in 2008: "I couldn't eat, couldn't drink for two weeks — great diet in a weird way." Questionable diets aside, Drew has been pretty healthy when it comes to getting in shape. After years of struggling with her weight, in 2004 the actress dropped an amazing 20 lbs. and has done a great job of keeping it off.

To hear how Drew lost the weight,


To lose the weight, Drew went on five-mile runs, three times a week. She also enlisted the help of trainer Kathy Kaehler and power yoga instructor Mark Blanchard. Kaehler created an intense boot-camp-style workout for the actress and the results definitely showed. Since her dramatic weight loss, Drew has kept up with running and yoga, and has also added the StairMaster and Pilates to her fitness regimen.

As far as diet goes, it's all about portion control for Drew. She sticks to smaller, but more frequent meals that include lean proteins and lots of veggies. What I love most about Drew, though, is her refreshing attitude. In the last year she has completely accepted who she is, dismissing the negative body image that she once held onto. She now wears what she wants, eats right, and exercises, and isn't bothered if she feels like "Jell-O on a pole" some days.

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redchick152 redchick152 7 years
what i love about drew is that she had such a rocky past, but who would think it to look at her now? she is so happy and positive and always smiling and looking confident. i love her outlook!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I know her pain with not being able to eat after her tongue piercing. I had four wisdom teeth surgically removed yesterday and I can't eat anything solid and my fluids are limited to only water (everything else hurts my stitches). I've had half a bowl of semolina and two cups of soup in the past two days, totally NOT the way to lose weight. Never felt crankier or hungrier. Tell you what though, as soon as I can chew again I'm having a steak dinner. Spectra, I suggest you make a few bowls of different soups. A liquid diet isn't much fun but the variety will keep me going for the next few days. :)
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
ditto to what everyone else has already said! she's an inspiration with her body and attitude
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I love her! I can totally sympathize with her when it comes to losing weight unconventionally. I have to have mouth surgery next month and I will be unable to eat real food for about a week. I have a feeling that I'm going to lose about 5-10 lbs just because I won't be able to eat all my favorite foods.
craving_vintage craving_vintage 7 years
Just stunning! Love her so much. :)
noxcatt noxcatt 7 years
she looks good, not skeleton skinny but a healthy skinny.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
love her, LOVED this dress, she is just precious
laellavita laellavita 7 years
i love love love her, and her attitude. she's always honest about her really rocky childhood but i'm glad she seems like she has her head on straight now, she seems really down to earth.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
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