Liz Hurley’s diet: no coffee, one meal a day & vodka


Generally, I’m pretty “meh” on Elizabeth Hurley. I think she’s very pretty, I think she tries too hard, and I think she gets a bad rap about a lot of things, some of it deserved, some of it not so much. Liz is out promoting her new line of organic food, from her new organic farm in England, that her Indian billionaire husband bought her. So Liz is doing what she does best, which is a little self-promotion. But it sort of went off the rails – Liz admits that to keep her model figure in check, she’s had to cut out wine and coffee. Now, she says, she just drinks vodka. And she only eats one meal a day. Damn. That’s not right.

Her perfectly toned body is the envy of every yummy-mummy.

But at the age of 44, Liz Hurley has confessed how she has been forced to adopt a more extreme dietary plan to keep her famously svelte figure.

Miss Hurley has revealed how she has had to cut out coffee and wine from her diet. Now, instead of enjoying a glass of claret when she is at a social gathering, the model and actress has turned to vodka to keep her midriff trim.

Asked whether she missed wine, she said: ‘No, I don’t miss having a glass of wine because I’ve switched to vodka. I don’t really like vodka that much but if I’m at a party I have a small one with a lot of fizzy water and a huge squeeze of lime. Initially it’s like medicine but I’ve got used to it now.’

Miss Hurley, who lives in Gloucestershire-with husband Arun Nayar and her seven-year-old son Damian, admitted: ‘I used to drink an awful lot of coffee, but I was told after the age of 40 you have to be careful with coffee and wine. Apparently, that can be one of the reasons older women get bloated around their stomach.’

With her acting career sidelined, Miss Hurley has instead concentrated on her swimwear range and modeling.

Following the birth of Damian, she revealed how she only eats one meal a day and often goes to bed hungry. It was also reported last year that she has just one square of organic chocolate or one tablespoonful of ice-cream when she wants a treat.

[From The Daily Mail]

Alright, first I do have to give Liz credit for actually admitting how extreme her diet is. I get tired of girls claiming that they “eat everything” when they’re in reality cokehead anorexics. So, Liz gets a point for being honest. She loses points for actually being on that kind of extreme diet though. I do have to admit a few things – I’m not a coffee, wine or beer drinker either, and part of the reason is my concerns about the extra caloric intake (except for coffee – I’ve just never had a taste for it). I prefer hard liquor too, if I’m having a drink while watching my beloved NCIS. I have a Scotch, just like Leroy Jethro Gibbs (he has his straight, I take mine on the rocks). Then again, I eat three meals a day, so what do I know?

Here’s Elizabeth in London at the Emerald Ball held at Harrods to support the Elton John Aids Foundation on November 5, 2009. Credit: WENN

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  1. snowball says:

    I don’t want to be skinny enough to only eat one small meal a day and start up on vodka fizzies.

    Apparently it doesn’t affect La Liz, but going to bed hungry just makes me wake up with a headache and an urge to make an enormous cheese omelet with a pot of coffee.

    I’d be a total fail at being a skinny chick modeling. Well that and I don’t look like one.

  2. bros says:

    youd think at 44 with a family, plenty of money, a farm, and a couple of businesses going, she would just eat normally and be a normal person about food. its not like eating will cost her much-she has plenty of $$ and doesnt need to work if she doesnt want to, and its not like she will balloon up if she eats sensibly. i dont get the perseverance to live miserably and go to bed hungry and be constantly deprived of the requisite calories you need to be healthy.

  3. BitterBetty says:

    What an idiot

  4. omondieu says:

    She’s slim, but definitely not emaciated. How is she able to maintain a healthy-looking figure on one meal a day?

  5. teehee says:

    Well coffee can stimulate the adrenals which would lead to a bloated gut over time if consumed chronically.
    Now, alcohol is a direct and strong adrenal stimualnt as well.

    So I dont see the point of her switching to vodka

    She is so phobic of fat…

  6. Jillian says:

    I think she only ate one meal a day following the birth of her son 7 years ago. I remember reading how she had to lose the pregnancy weight quickly and went to bed hungry. I imagine she eats more than once a day now.

  7. ligeia says:

    a prime example of how ridiculously restricting your diet only slows down your metabolism and makes you look bigger. what is so wrong with eating healthy and exercising?

  8. Praise St. Angie! says:

    mmmmm…cheese omelet…

    add some peppers and onions and I’ll share it with you!

  9. MizzExpert says:

    Yeah, I’m going to cut out caffeine and go for the alcohol~that’s a safe trade-off! For the alcoholic!!!

  10. bondbabe says:

    What a doof! Eat three times a day or six small meals throughout the day to maintain energy levels. It’s not like she can’t afford the food (she has a FOOD farm for pete’s sake),or a personal trainer. What a hypocrite. Or does she not have the time with her busy schedule of looking in the mirror….

  11. Obvious says:

    I bet her one meal a day is gigantic though!

  12. Firestarter says:

    To be honest, I hate eating healthy and exercising.

    Bad food is yummy! Butter is king, fried is sinfully delicious! Carbs: YUM. SUGAAAAAAAAAR!

  13. Megan says:

    hell yeah! i just found my new diet!!!

  14. Alarmjaguar says:

    If she doesn’t like vodka, why did she force herself to drink it, why not just the fizzy water? Weird. And, I’m totally w/ all of the above that a little more moderation seems like it might be a better plan. But whatever, I’m not going to spend my life torturing myself to fit into a dress. You only live once (as far as we know), I say enjoy it. Oh, and NCIS totally rocks!

  15. Spooge says:

    Ew… gettin old faced.

  16. stinabelle says:

    I love wine, but not beer or coffee. I don’t understand one meal a day. I can’t sleep if I go to bed hungry!

    Seriously, this sounds like a psychological issue. She’s terrified of being fat. Lady, eat some food and take up jogging. That’s all you need.

    Fizzy water makes me sick.

  17. lilred says:

    Kaiser, I’ll join you in a drink when Gibbs is on tonight…I’m totally addicted to NCIS now thanks to my Hubby.

  18. lucy2 says:

    Agreed she gets points for honesty, but loses them again for crazy. It does sound like she has some very serious issues, and at some point you’d hope she’d realize that it’s not worth all the pain and aggravation to the extent she’s doing it. I can’t imagine denying yourself everything all the time, drinking stuff you don’t like, etc, especially when she’s not even really in the public eye all that much anymore, is she? I say lighten up a little and enjoy life – that can be done in a healthy way.

    If she’s only eating 1 meal a day and I’m assuming it’s a low cal one, she’s pretty much in starvation mode, which is unhealthy and counter-productive.

  19. Roma says:

    Mmm… Gibbs and scotch. I also enjoy Draper and scotch. Why is it when someone drinks scotch on tv I reach for my Bowmore?

    I would like to put in a formal request for more Mark Harmon articles. And I when I say “more” I just mean “can we please have one”. Clearly he needs to get back to saving people from burning cars.

  20. carbo says:

    How ridiculous. Everyone knows the healthy way to eat is small meals frequently. In any event, she’s starting to look kind of haggard and angular – what was it one of the Gabour sisters said when someone commented that she was getting a bit big in the rear…”Dahlink, ven you get older it’s eizer your face or your fanny – I choose my face!” I love that!

  21. Sumodo says:

    Hey, Hurley! Eat this! Food, glorious food! I just finished cooking for a party of 200. Looks like I’m back to being a caterer!!! Let’s see, no breakfast, then I baked 300 cookies: chocolate chunk, macadamia and white chocolate, Heath bar crunch, and oatmeal walnut cranberry. I ate a chocolate chunk cookie for lunch, now I’m home and I’m having a “Skinny Bitch” y’know, vodka and Diet Coke. Later, Tamale Pie with guacamole and sour cream, and whatever else I feel like. Liz Hurley, eat your heart out!

  22. annie says:

    Liz Hurley is one of the ugliest people on Earth. She is ugly inside and outside.

  23. Snarf says:

    The Tic-Tacs and Ex-lax diet works wonders.

  24. grisgris says:

    She is such a miserable, nasty woman. Picturing her pathetically measuring out exactly 1 tbsp of icecream brings a smile to my face.

    @Sumodo – bake on with your bad self! 300 cookies is impressive, and delicious!

  25. fizXgirl314 says:

    wtf? coffee has no calories… and I highly doubt the occasional glass of wine is the reason people are fat… get a grip…

    that sounds so miserable…. how many calories must she be eating in one meal… 600-800? how is it she’s not wayyyyy thinner…

  26. Sumodo says:

    Thank you, grisgris. Baking is good therapy and can help pay the bills when you have another caterer friend who hates to bake! Cha-CHING! Hope you have a happy day, not like skinny cow Hurley who (sob) only eats one meal a day.

  27. K McFarlane says:

    In fairness to Liz, I think she could probably afford to buy her own farm after all those years with Estee Lauder.

    To me, she’s always been very attractive but her attractiveness is reduced by her very unattractive personality.

  28. Emily says:

    If she’s only eating one meal a day, she is going to balloon if she starts eating normally, since her body would definitely be in starvation mode.

    @fizXgirl314, I’m not sure about coffee’s calorie count, but the milk and/or sugar you put in it definitely has some! Still stupid to give it up forever if you like. I will never be so fat that I give up beer to lose weight.

  29. TwinkleToes says:

    Why she never got that bulbous nose bobbed is beyond me.

  30. raincoaster says:

    She’s not being COMPLETELY honest, though. She was brutally honest ten years ago, when she told Tatler that one reason she was so slim is that “I smoke so much.”

  31. Aspie says:

    I love White Merlot, Riesling, Rose, Shiraz, Syrah, Pinot, any kind of champagne, and daily caramel machiattos way too much to follow her miserable dietary lifestyle.

    Me = wino forever

  32. Bete says:

    People with that much money are never ‘normal.’

  33. fizXgirl314 says:

    how many calories can a couple of tablespoons of milk and a packet of equal add? seriously, this is the dietary equivalent of a penny pincher… I’m not saying a fancy drink from starbucks wouldn’t set you back some calories, but you can still have a cup of regular coffee with some milk for chrissake… life is short!

  34. Emily says:

    Aspie, I’m with ya. I’d rather be fat and happy, than thin and miserable-and sober.

  35. la chica says:

    i read somewhere that Aniston does the vodka diet too. what is up with vodka? i though that all liquor was fattening.

  36. andrea says:

    have only heard pretty not flattering things about her as a person. who knows what’s true. but i have to think that, so ok, youre in your 40s and you need to step it up to maintain a model’s figure b/c that’s what you do – so, how about continue eating like a normal person and get yourself a workout regimen? there has to be a healthier way to achieve her goal. personally, i never found her to be terribly pretty, she’s not my taste.

  37. Raven says:

    Marcia Cross said that when she turned 40, she had to do the same thing–not the vodka but the going hungry at times and skipping meals to keep the weight down. She said it was really hard.

  38. It’s so pathetic

  39. PJ says:

    Of course Elizabeth Hurley is going to be obsessed about her looks–a model’s career depends on being thin.

    I think it’s a very smart move for Elizabeth to be seeking out an alternative career for herself. She’s in her mid-40s so her days as a model/actress are numbered, if not already over.

  40. Granger says:

    I agree with whoever said she must have only followed the one-meal-a-day-diet after the birth of her son. If that’s all she ate now, she’d be MUCH thinner, and I don’t think “thin” when I see Liz Hurley. I think she actually looks pretty good — kind of curvy and womanly. No doubt she still diets, because it’s rare to meet a female celeb who doesn’t, but she doesn’t look like someone who survives on 4 or 500 cals a day.

  41. BluePlanet says:

    She’s hardly “perfectly toned”. Eating less can actually slow down the metabolism, and all alcohol is empty calories. She’s an idiot

  42. katyusha says:

    @ La chica

    Vodka is not fattening at all. I think drinking in general may bloat you, but there is no fat or carbs in vodka. It’s pretty low calorie, per serving.

  43. asiont says:

    apparently it’s good for her, she looks great, so what’s the problem?

  44. orion70 says:

    A shot of vodka has about 100 calories (all hard alcohol does, depending on the proof), a glass of wine has about 120, there’s not exactly massive caloric savings there.

    Vodka is not “diet”. Calories are calories. Whether you eat 500 calories worth of french fries or drink 500 calories worth of vodka, your body still has to get rid of it the same way.

    Besides that, why the hell would she force herself to drink something she didn’t like ?

  45. kg says:


    Lady, there are TONS of 44-year-olds who look fantastic without having to go to those extremes. Soundsl like you’re just a masochist to me… I’m sorry, but what a stupid approach to eating. How’bout you cut out the vodka and eat a sandwich or something?

  46. coffeman says:

    Liz Hurley’s is my idol
    ha haaa… :]

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