What did Marilyn Monroe eat to maintain her famous hourglass figure? Well, you'd be surprised to find out the bombshell's diet was nothing like that of Hollywood actresses today. No raw juice diets or special meals delivered. Marilyn ate plenty of meat and vegetables and was fond of raw eggs.
In an interview with Pageant magazine in September, 1952, Marilyn Monroe revealed some of her self-described ''bizarre'' eating habits. Her morning breakfast routine: a glass of warm milk with two raw eggs beaten into it. This was followed by a multi-vitamin. "I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry,'' Marilyn said of what is, nowadays, considered an uncommon breakfast.
A girl can't survive just on raw eggs and milk. So what else did Marilyn eat to nourish her curves? Her daily diet was very meat centric. Lunch and dinner usually involved some type of animal protein with a side of vegetables. Her favorite? A grilled steak.
Was Marilyn was a goddess in the kitchen as she was on the big screen? We'll never truly know. But she did enjoy cooking. Here's what she told Pageant: ''My dinners at home are startlingly simple. Every night I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops or liver, which I broil in the electric oven in my room. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat and that is all.''
In that interview, Marilyn admitted that her protein-rich diet is what kept her in shape, especially because she ocassionally treated herself to an ice cream sundae after attending evening drama classes. ''I'm sure I couldn't allow myself this indulgence were it not that my normal diet wasn't composed almost totally of protein foods.''
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