We don’t quite know what it is about fame that makes an individual suddenly decide to go off the rails and experiment with (or just completely make up) weird dietary restrictions. (Looking at you, Tom Brady.) Is it the pressure of the spotlight? The need to stand out? Boredom? Whatever the cause, it seems to be an epidemic no star can shake.
Take a look below at a dozen odd food-related celebrity habits that are just as weird as Brady's (well ok, maybe not as weird, but really weird).
1. Chrissy Teigen Licks the Seasoning Off Chips and Puts Them Back
“All of the flavor, none of the carbs.” That’s how Teigen justifies her habit of licking the seasoning off Doritos. We wouldn’t really make such a big deal of this were it not for the fact that she also PUTS THE SEASONLESS, CHEESELESS CHIPS BACK IN THE BAG. But hey, it's Chrissy's bag! (Sorry, John Legend? Although let’s be real, there are probably plenty of other food options in your kitchen.)
2. Jessica Alba Drinks Salt Water
Dolphin/actress Alba says that after particularly difficult workouts she likes to add “a pinch of pink Himalayan salt” to her drinking water in order to replenish her naturally low blood sugar and blood pressure. It’s worth mentioning that if you don’t care much for water that tastes like a mouthful of ocean, any Gatorade-style drink will get you the same results.
3. Tim Tebow Takes His Coffee In A Crazy, Complicated Way
Here’s how he describes it to Delish: A cup of half-regular/half-decaf coffee (Tebow doesn’t want too much caffeine) along with some butter, a tap of heavy organic whipping cream, unsweetened almond milk, and few drops of English Toffee flavored Stevia. Start drinking this concoction and you too could have the best selling jersey in minor league baseball.
4. And Jennifer Lopez Has An Even Stranger Coffee Habit
Musicians have some bizarre requests on their riders (see: Jack White’s guacamole controversy. But Jennifer Lopez’s insistence on stirring her coffee counterclockwise might just take the cake for the most difficult to understand. Of course it’s possible Lopez is following in the footsteps of Van Halen’s famous M&M test, though we’re not sure how anyone would know the difference.
5. Nicolas Cage Only Eats Animals Who Have Dignified Sex
Ok, it sounds strange, but just follow along: You know how birds have really, really dignified sex? (…Do they?) That’s why Nic Cage is cool eating them. And you know how pigs have really, really undignified sex? (…Do they?) That’s why Nic Cage is not cool eating them. Got it? Neither do we.
6. Warren Buffet Drinks 5 Cokes A Day
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway told Fortune his secret to staying so healthy at 86 is the fact that he drinks at least five cans of Coke a day. “If I eat 2,700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola,” he said as his teeth presumably fell out of his head.
7. Hillary Clinton Eats Jalapenos Like They’re Potato Chips
Two things fuel Hillary Clinton: a desire to be president and a next-level love of jalapenos. As one former aide explained, “there was not a day or minute that went by that we didn’t have a full plate of raw jalapenos…she ate them like potato chips.” Keep it spicy, Hill.
8. And Donald Trump Enjoys His Eggs Over-Well
Though he says he often skips breakfast, Trump admits to People he has a secret love of eggs over-well (that’s when the egg is cooked until the yolk is hard). That’s not a terribly weird preference, but combined with his apparent love of well-done steak, it tells us maybe food isn’t his forte.
9. Catherine Zeta Jones Uses Strawberries To Clean Her Teeth
Popsugar reports that the actress uses a paste made of pureed strawberries and baking soda to “keep her teeth healthy.” Alternative suggestion: toothpaste.
10. Selena Gomez Puts Pickle Juice On Her Popcorn
Honestly it’s not like it’s any worse for you than that amber colored cholesterol juice known as movie theater butter, but the star revealed a love for what she calls “Texas-style” popcorn, which is made by adding Tabasco and pickle juice to a freshly popped bag. We’ll stick with cholesterol juice.
11. Ringo Starr Has Never Eaten Pizza (Or Onions)
Or curry! The Beatle told Rolling Stone all about his favorite foods (goat cheese, along with some weird explanation why involving “large molecules”), and the fact that growing up with a wide span of allergies he was never able to enjoy the wonderful treat that is pizza. On the other hand he did get to be a Beatle, so we don’t feel too bad for him.
12. Shailene Woodley Eats (Ate?) Clay
It’s weird. Her basic explanation was that it was a hot health tip from a taxi cab driver, which she gladly accepted with no additional research. C’mon Shailene, haven’t you heard the old adage “Don’t listen to strangers who tell you to eat clay?” No? That’s because there was no reason for the rule to exist. Until now.
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