5 Stars Who’ve Been on Unusual Diets

Trying out something different, these 5 celebrities have put their bodies through a whole new experience by opting for a unusual or new diet. Some had to train up or slim down quickly and decided to opt for quite a dramatic route. From taking in 6,000 calories a day to living off just juice, these stars have all tried out a vast array of different diets for their work, for religious purposes or just as a health kick. Some found the experience difficult or trying, while others were glad for the change and happy to experiment with their food. One of these stars lost weight by discovering healthy Japanese food while another tried out a Rastafarian diet but couldn’t handle giving up pork!

Dwayne Johnson


For his upcoming part as Hercules, The Rock was forced to stick to a protein rich diet and had to take in 6000 calories a day: ”In terms of training, it all depends on what I’m doing that day. It all depends on what the goal is. Right now I’m prepping for ‘Hercules’ so the diet is a crazy diet. I eat six to seven times a day. A lot of it is fish or carbohydrates. It’s so boring!”

Henry Cavill

Superman star Henry Cavill had to go on a dramatic diet for the role which involved bulking up: ”[There was] a horrible eating phase … Where we really, really leaned down. It was exhausting. They didn’t force me to give anything up. They just cut my calories right down to 2,500 [a day]. And keep in mind, only a few months ago I’d been up to 5,000. So it was a big drop … It was hard but it paid off … [Once it was over] I had an apple pie, a tub of ice cream and a full pizza.”

Jonah Hill

When trying to lose weight, Jonah tried out a Japanese diet which he found very effective: “It was just mostly diet. I wish there was some crazy thing that I did, like a pill or a genie or something. But I went to see a nutritionist and he told me what to eat to change my habits and stuff. I found that Japanese food was very helpful to me.”

Mischa Barton

Mischa swears by a juice diet when she wants to drop a few pounds: ”I’ve never been on a fad diet, but I’ve been juicing for years and I love it. Juice gives me energy and fills me up when I don’t have time to eat other things. You get so many nutrients so quickly out of it. I strongly believe in those things, like the health benefits of juicing with cayenne pepper.”

Snoop Lion

Snoop had difficulties with his Rastafarian diet because he didn’t want to give up pork: “Me and porky pig, we agree with each other. You gotta understand, I was fed this s**t from a baby. I believe I was eating meat from six months old. My mama said a n**ga knew how to chew early – threw down that bottle fast, said, ‘Hand me some of that meat!'”