Marilyn Monroe is a significant sex symbol of all times. She is amazingly pretty and this credit all goes to her unique beauty, diet and exercise routine. She became world-famous for her curvy figure, but it may be surprising to know that keeping that alluring hourglass involved a lot of work.
In 1952, Marilyn Monroe gave Pageant magazine an exclusive interview and it seems the iconic actress was well ahead of her time in terms of diet and exercising.
Her Morning Routine
In the interview, the actress said: “Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room. When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill, and I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.”
In that interview, Marilyn admitted that her protein-rich diet is what kept her in shape, especially because she occasionally 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.”
A diet focused on nutrient rich animal foods with a notable absence of grain based and starchy foods was likely a key reason she only required light exercise to maintain her enviable figure. In an interview with Pageant Magazine in September 1952, Marilyn said she drank milk with an egg whipped in for breakfast each morning.
“Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate. When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork and drink them while I’m dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill and I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry”
The actress completely skips talking about lunch, but says her dinner is almost always the same – some sort of protein with raw baby carrots.
‘My dinners at home are startling simple. Every night I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops and some liver, which I boil in the electric oven in my room. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots. It’s a good thing, I suppose that I eat simply during the day, for in recent months I have developed the habit of stopping off at Wil Wright’s ice cream parlour for a hot fudge sundae on my way home from my evening drama classes. I’m sure that I couldn’t allow myself this indulgence were it not that my normal diet is composed almost totally of protein foods.’
Her Exercise Routine
Marilyn also revealed that she did 10 minutes of a bust-firming exercise each morning. “Each morning, after I brush my teeth, wash my face and shake off the first deep layer of sleep, I lie down on the floor beside my bed and begin my first exercise. It is a simple bust-firming routine which consists of lifting five-pound weights from a spread-eagle arm position to a point directly above my head. I do this 15 times from a position with my arms above my head. Then, with my arms at a 45-degree angle from the floor, I move my weights in circles until I’m tired”, Monroe said.