New book reveals drastic diet from 2012, lie used to cover it up
In August 2012, Tori Spelling gave birth to her fourth child, Finn Davey, and she managed to bounce back to her pre-pregnancy figure almost immediately. At the time, she claimed she’d lost the weight by swimming but the reality is that she pretty much starved herself.In excerpts obtained by Radar Online from her latest book, “Spelling It like It Is,” Tori comes clean about her weight loss and how she survived on rice cakes, soups, and air in order to shed the excess weight.
She also explains that it was her publicist who trained her what to say and who warned her that she could not go on the record with her (unhealthy) diet because, obviously, that’s not an example that she would want to set.
“For several months, I couldn't really exercise. There were a couple reasons. First, there was some risk that my scar would open up again. I was terrified of that. Second, I really don't exercise much, period. So I took my weight the old-fashioned way. I like to call it the Just Keep Your [expletive]-ing Mouth Shut and Eat Air diet. It's all the rage,” Tori writes in the book.
“My publicist had given me clear instructions about what to say about my weight loss. Women didn’t want to know that I had lost weight through dieting, not exercising... So I said that I swam [even though] I can’t do much more than a doggy paddle,” she explains.
The fact that she’s going on the record right now doesn’t make much sense, particularly since she knows that it’s not ok to tell women that this is a viable solution to lose weight.
However, Tori defends herself, it’s not like she had any other option, since she was living a sedentary life because of complications at birth, which put her in the hospital for many weeks in a row. Dieting was, at the time, the only way she could have lost the extra pounds.
Still, from that to boasting about how she swims until she’s sore and then hops on the elliptical, does modified MMA, goes on long walks, and generally “exercise[s] three times a week for about an hour each time,” which is what she did in one interview, is a long stretch.