Is Angelina Jolie on a liquid detox diet?


UK’s Sun isn’t known for its brilliant reporting, so I’m skeptical about their latest story. They claimed a few days ago that Angelina Jolie was doing a crash diet – a “liquid detox” – to lose 21 pounds in 21 days. The Sun claims that people on the production of Salt were concerned that Angelina might bust something doing a stunt, because she’s been left so weakened by the detox:

ANGELINA JOLIE is causing concern on the set of her new film Salt with a crazy diet called liquid detox.

She aims to shed 21lb in just 21 days for her role as a CIA officer unmasked as a Russian spy. But Ange is raising eyebrows as everyone thinks she has a fantastic figure.

The diet — living on a mixture of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup — is leaving her weak.

A source said: “She does all her own stunts but we worry she could injure herself due to the weight loss.”

How any mum can survive without at least four Mars Bars a day is beyond me.

[From The Sun]

I was going to ignore this, because just a cursory look at pictures from the set of Salt shows Angelina pretty much looking like she did last month, two months ago, et cetera. But the story’s being picked up all over the place, because everyone loves a good “Angelina is too thin, and a homewrecker” story.

If forced, I’d say that she’s probably lost a few pounds, but nothing major. And I just don’t buy that Angelina really cares what weight she is, and I really don’t think she’s likely to do some weird cayenne pepper and maple syrup diet. And The Sun forgot to do a little basic research: this sounds like it’s the (in)famous Master Cleanse diet. Isn’t it like the cabbage soup diet, only spicier?

Here’s Angelina at work on the set of Salt in NY on 3/13/09. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. Sauronsarmy says:

    Are you sure thats not Gollum?

  2. sb says:

    Lots of people believe there are health benefits to the Master Cleanse, beyond losing weight. Some of these include ridding your body of cravings, greater energy (in the long run), letting your liver take a break from processing so much junk, etc etc. I’m not an expert, but my brother did this and really enjoyed how he felt afterwards.

  3. kap says:

    So, now I know how it works. A ridiculous tab like the Sun makes up a story. Another tab runs with it. Then someone posts it on an internet site (because they read it in the tab). So, guess it must be true because so many different sites are picking it up. I believe that after losing so much weight when her mother died she is more concerned with NOT losing weight but is naturally skinny.

  4. PJ says:

    It is impossible to lose 21 pounds in 21 days. There are 3,500 calories in one pound of weight, and the “average” person eats 2,000 calories a day. AJ is way smaller than average, so she probably gets by on 1500 or less.

    So the only way she could lose weight that fast is to eat nothing at all for 3 weeks, and exercise off the extra 2000 calories, like maybe swim 4-5 hours a day. Unlikely!

    Angelina is painfully thin, though. I just saw “Changeling” and thought she was way too thin.

  5. saintdevil says:

    How is losing more weight going to make her look like a man?

    And her figure isn’t “fantastic”, she looks frail and malnourished.

  6. the original kate says:

    the cleanse craze is just a fad…yes, you will lose weight quickly, but you really aren’t “detoxing” your body. any doctor or good nutritionist will tell you that. i’m not saying it’s a bad thing (i did it before a high school renuion to drop a few pounds) but if you don’t know what you’re doing you can end up making yourself ill. clearly, angie has made herself ill…she looks like a stick of chalk.

  7. Jen says:

    Wow, it’s amazing how unflattering blonde hair is on her.

  8. heima says:

    If she wants to lose 21 pounds she should deflate her lips.

  9. She doesn’t have 21 lbs to lose. Unless she left Brad’s balls in the back of a taxi.

  10. geronimo says:

    She’s doing an action film which requires her to be fit and energetic. Not really a likely time for her to be doing some extreme detoxing, now is it?

  11. Bodhi says:

    Oh Geronimo, you know rationality isn’t part of these discussions!


  12. geronimo says:

    @Bodhi – I’m a really slow learner… 🙂

  13. daisy424 says:

    It’s possible, I did it before my daughter’s wedding; stress, running around like a madman, forgetting to eat….I couldn’t believe it until I jumped on the scale.
    My damn dress was too big, of course I lost some of it in my bust. Not healthy, but possible.

  14. turth-SF says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 6:50 pm If she wants to lose 21 pounds she should deflate her lips.

    heima, you f-cking thief, you know good and well that’s MK’s from D-listed line from his post yesterday. You want to diss this broad, come up with your own sh-t and stop stealing other ppl’s quotes.

  15. heima says:

    dear turth-SF,
    I would like to let you notice that the joke about the weight of her lips is not as new as you want to make us believe.
    And that joke is one of my favourites about her with the bobble-chupa-chups head.
    So be kind, take some valium and enjoy the fact that no one in this world says original things.

  16. Krystleblah says:

    How will Angelina carry all of her chillies if she hurts herself?!!?

  17. heima says:

    Ps: I just went to D-listed and I found the comment you were talking about.
    Yes!, it really exists! That doesn’t make me a theif, nor a effing thief.
    Take my advice turth-sf, learn some good manners.

  18. Ash says:

    Ok, she already weighs 21 pounds. That’s just stupid.

  19. Susan says:

    She is soooooo gross looking. What is going on with her? Obviously SOMETHING is amiss. It would appear all is not as “glorious” as it seems with that whole ridiculous situation. Girl has ALWAYS had huge “issues” — adopting and having all those kids with Mr. Beautiful ain’t gonna fix it.

  20. patty anne says:

    Hopefully she will continue to detox until she does the world a favor and just disappears….then Brad can boink all the nannies he wants without fear of an Angelina Attack…ouch Brad~!!

  21. Susan says:


  22. Lina says:

    Ya’ know I was thinking that Angie could do with losing another 21 pounds…

  23. Ned says:

    When she won her Oscar she was between 20 to 30 pounds heavier than she is today.

    That was about 10 years ago, and she had given birth to 3 babies since.

    Naturally, she would have gained weight, as her metabolism would slow as she matures, and being pregnant means the body making sure to gain weight to support the pregnancy.

    Since she is so thin and lost all her famous curves, it’s pretty obvious she is doing “something” to lose the pounds.

  24. czarina says:

    I doubt the producers/directors of the film would allow her to endanger her health in any way (do you know how much it costs if the star of the movie is unable to work? How bad for the budget? BIG TIME!!)
    Every time there is a pic of Angie looking thin (read: every pic) there come all the stories about her poor health, her depression, her stress…and eventually that she is pregnant (since she loses weight in the early months probably from nausea).
    It’s all a big cycle, whose only question mark is if she really does end up pregnant again one of these days (but I’m putting my money on “no”…I think she’s smart enought to deal with the ones she has for a while).

  25. manolita says:

    She’ll poofff vanish when those 21 pounds drop off.
    The invisible Angelina.

    ..Who said she was normal??

  26. s says:

    Oh yeah….that was funny, patty!!! Good one!

  27. Has she totally lost her mind? Anyone can see she does not even weigh as much as her beautiful children now. Since for some reason she has fixated herself on Jennifer Anniston who is naturally thing and has always had the blood locks. Maybe Brad still longs for Jen.

  28. Maritza says:

    Yeah that’s just what she needs caus the look like two deflated balloons is so sexy. Brad must be so happy with her new look now.

  29. Pufft says:

    I wonder how people making all these comments look like. Suffice to say it is impossible that everyone on this forum – and commenting on this very post – are of the right weight.

    Most of you are either overweight or underweight and I’m sure none of you like being called fatties or skinnies.

    Newsflash: Sometimes, after having children, the opposite happens… you actually loose weight because you have another live to worry about.

  30. how to detox says:

    It was in The Sun after all – and we all know that they’re stories only report facts, nothing made up, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – so maybe she is trying to lose a few pounds – though not really sure where she needs to lose it from – lookin good to me :o)