Mariah Carey’s diet trick: she eats only purple foods, three days a week

Here’s a funny reminder that Mariah Carey isn’t just a diva when it comes to her job – she’s committed to being a diva in all aspects of her life, including her diet. Star Magazine (I know) reports that Mariah stays slim by eating only foods that are purple three days a week. (Do Nerds, Skittles and Laffy Taffy count? Nick and Mariah have an entire candy room in their house that’s set up like a store at the mall. I’m not kidding, Nick gave PopSugar a tour.)

Mariah Carey may love wearing the color pink, but she’s eating only purple! The diva has thrown herself into a new diet: three days a week, she eats purple foods like plums, grapes and eggplants – and is already loving the results. “They say a plum a day keeps the face-lifts away, and Mariah’s loving her sexy new shape,” and insider tells Star. Mariah herself admits that she needs to get creative with slimming down. “Since having the babies, I realize that 90 percent of losing weight is my diet.” Do purple skittles count?

[From Star Magazine, print edition, January 21, 2013]

Years ago I saw a nutritionist on Oprah explaining that purple foods have the most phytonutrients or something, and that when you shop you should strive to get colorful fruits and vegetables for that reason. It sounds like a quack way to diet, but if it works for Mariah that’s all that matters I guess. She’s probably getting enough nutrients and protein if she only eats that way three days a week.

Mariah is also a strong proponent of the Photoshop diet, as evidenced by this latest bikini photo she’s released to the press. We posted this yesterday, but let’s revisit it.

These photos are of Mariah performing at the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in London on 11-27-12, credit: Ivan Nikolov/

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  1. Cece says:

    She should start to eat imaginary food like Gwyneth P. It works for Goop so could work for Mimi.

  2. Cherry says:

    LMAO @ ‘Mariah is also a strong proponent of the Photoshop diet’

    • Bowers says:

      I agree; that doesn’t look like her torso.

      • Hautie says:

        I know!

        That does not look like her torso… because she looked like this a couple days later.

        Where she was squeezed into an identical dress, Jennifer Aniston had wore a couple months ago.

        And it really looks like Mariah went in at some point, since her marriage. And bought bigger implants.

        (Her store bought boobs are way to big for her frame now.)

  3. Mew says:

    This was rumoured already over 10 years ago, it’s an old news. Maybe it’s her favorite diet or something, or maybe someone just found it from the dusts of a filing cabinet.

  4. Agnes says:

    Omg, awesome. I really hope she actually does this. It’d be a new level of crazy, even for her.

  5. madpoe says:

    The first purple food that came to mind was Barney…cos I’m exhausted. Good luck Carey!

  6. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    From the boobs down Mariah looks like Kate Gosselin. I don’t know who would be more insufferable to listen to – Jon&Kate reruns with Kate nagging Jon or Mariah’s scream style of singing.

  7. cmc says:

    Bitchy comment of the day: it’s not working, Mariah.

  8. Jazmin says:

    LOL! What about Lipo & Tummy Tuck diet?… That’s more like it.

  9. lucy2 says:

    All that money, and she can’t hire a decent chef and nutritionist?
    If she’s concerned about her figure, perhaps step 1 should be getting rid of the CANDY ROOM IN THEIR HOUSE!!!

  10. Viv says:

    well, she kinda looks like she eats only round red candy apples.

  11. Jess says:

    Her shadow does not match her torso. There is a noticeable curve leading up to the bulge from her boob. Yet the image has a straight side…

  12. lettylynton says:

    If not photoshopped, she’s always sucking in and stretching out, strategically placing her hands to hide her hips, or spanxing within an inch of her life. Bless her heart. Embrace it, Mariah!

  13. Heidiho says:

    More-Whiner should restrict herself to only blue foods.

  14. Kosmos says:

    While I love Mariah and she is one of my all time favorite singers who actually is very talented (unlike JLo for instance), I have to say that her over the top boobies and overall style is a bit too much for any of us. She’s always had these style issues, but occasionally, she looks well put together. Losing more weight for her would be the best thing and put her body back into balance.

  15. novaraen says:

    Everyone knows she has a team of photoshoppers that morph her body into something alien. I have yet to see a GOOD photoshop done on her…it’s always so obvious. lol

  16. Enn says:

    God I love her, crazy and all.

  17. Anna-fo-Fanna says:

    God, it always looks like she’s sucking it in SO HARD, Photoshop or not. I just want to tell her, “Jeeze, take a breath, girl!” It doesn’t make her look skinnier, just more manic. Oof.

  18. Ben says:

    Rockefeller center in London! Don’t you mean Hong Kong?

  19. Kiwi says:

    Well we all know she is not too bright…her nutritionist probably designed a diet based off of Garanimals kids clothes…”now Mariah, this day you only eat purple foods, do you think you can follow that??”

  20. Jill says:

    Great talent but no wonder she’s nuts.