Mad Men’s Betty Draper, January Jones, is slimming down for her role as the diamond shapeshifting mutant also known as White Queen or Emma Frost in the upcoming X-Men spin-off, X-Men: First Class.
Admitting that her character in one of the much-awaited films has an “unrealistic body” highlighted by a costume almost “painted on her,” January said making the character physically realistic is a “challenge.” Thus the 33-year-old reportedly turned to a strict juice diet.
Since X-Men: First Class had already started filming way back August 31st of last year, the result of the juice diet had been very evidently showcased by her presence at the Golden Globe awards that she attended during the first month of this year.
Fashion House Versace even got hooked on her new figure and tapped January to do an ad for them. She was naked with nothing but heels and with a well-placed Versace handbag.
Juice dieting is a type of fasting and is even considered as a form of a detox diet wherein only fruit and vegetable juices are consumed. This type of diet can run for as short as two days to a week and warrants vitamin supplements along the way.
Though experts sneer and say that a glass of water would do by itself, this form of dieting is a resort used because of religious reasons and even as a form of a crutch to those weaning themselves from unhealthy habits that may have had included consumption of unhealthy beverages and even overeating. However, experts all agree that consultation with one’s doctor is a must before doing this form of diet because some illnesses might be aggravated.
January Jones’ day might be like:
½ lemon juice in a glass of warm water
Smoothie with pear, rice milk, and rice protein powder
Apple juice thinned with water
Chunky vegetable soup
Salad with mixed greens, red peppers, and artichokes with garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil
1 tbsp. of ground flaxseed in a glass of water
As to the real effect the juice diet had on January, we’ll see on July 3, 2011, when X-Men: First Class premieres.