Eva Longoria starved herself and lived off a diet of coffee after her break-up, until doctors told her she was 'depleted of every vitamin'.
The actress has been opening up about the break down of her three year marriage to NBA star Tony Parker, saying that it left her depressed.
'I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee,' she told American health guru Dr. Oz in an episode of his TV chat show.
Recalling the unhealthy time in her life, she said,
'So people kept saying, "You look amazing. Divorce agrees with you."
'And I was like, I don't feel good. I have no energy.
'I didn't know I was depressed. I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn't categorize myself as depressed.'
`Eva filed for divorce from Parker in 2010 after it was rumored he was cheating on her with the wife of one of his teammates.
Eventually The Desperate Housewives star took herself to the doctors for blood tests where they told she was 'depleted of every vitamin.' '[The doctor] said it's as if somebody took a straw and sucked everything out of your body. You don't have any iron, your liver's overacting.
'It was like all these things were physically wrong with my body, so I had to saturate with vitamins and kind of get back on this track.'
Eva reveals it gave her the wake up call to get healthy.
'I cut out all sugar. Anything that turns into sugar is sugar. I love a soda, I'm not a chocolate candy person, but I like pasta in anything.
'For about three months, I did a really strict no sugar diet, and I had more energy than I've ever had. My palate was different. Things tasted better,' she explained.
And she looks amazing for it!
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