Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Marilyn Monroe Diet

As you all know, I love reading anything that might tweak this lifestyle change of mine. While reading yesterday, I came upon an article about the 50th anniversary of Marilyn's death.

She was a beautiful woman. According to her dressmaker, she was 5'5" and fluctuated between 118-140.

In a 1952 magazine article, she revealed a normal day's diet for her:

1 cup of warm milk with two raw eggs mixed into it


Broiled steak, lamb or liver with 4-5 raw carrots

Evening snack:
Hot fudge sundae

Now obviously that is hardly nutritious. But she was a little bit ahead of the low carb diet, I'll give her that.

For kicks I decided to eat Marilyn's breakfast, slightly modified. I had 1 cup warmed skim milk, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp of honey, and cinnamon. It is a total of 160 calories.

Verdict? Not bad, actually. Unfortunately, try as I might, I'm just not too big a fan of warm milk. I think if I try it later this week for breakfast I won't warm the milk up.

**edit @ 1:35pm: I thought I'd share that I was sure after my breakfast I'd need a snack between breakfast and lunch but... The egg yolk and milk kept me feeling full up until noon... There might be something to this.**


  1. Interesting. I definitely could not eat like she did!

  2. New follower .... Great info on Marilyn interesting

  3. There is NO way I could eat raw egg yolk. blech. I'd be all kinds of paranoid too that I'd be the one in a million to get samonella. LOL
    And I'm with you, warm milk, yuck.

    1. LOL - warm milk was terrible, I'm not sure it was worse with the yolk. I just couldn't do it again this morning, my stomach was a little queasy and I figured putting raw egg yolk on it wasn't a great idea. ;)