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Weirdest celebrity diet secrets

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Hugh Jackman underwent some intense Yo-Yo dieting to play what he calls a &#39;once in a lifetime role&#39; - Jean Valjean in the anticipated &#39;Les Miserables&#39; musical film in 2012.  In the movie, which was directed by Tom Hooper, Jackman&#39;s character, Valjean, is an impoverished French man who is released from prison on parole after serving time for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving sister and her child and for failed attempts at escaping jail. He eventually becomes the mayor of a town, an aristocrat and the adoptive father of a young girl.  &#39;Tom did say to me, &#39;I want your friends to think you&#39;re sick in real life. I want you to be unrecognizable,&#39;&#39; Jackman told OTRC.com, adding: &#39;Mind you, from the first day of filming, I got to put on 30 pounds so trust me, I had my fun on this one.&#39;   Hugh Jackman avoided carbs and used a &#34;bodybuilder trick&#34; to drop the weight fast.  &#39;It felt like 11 years since I&#39;ve had a carbohydrate,&#39; he joked to Katie Couric during an interview on her talk show &#39;Katie&#39; in December 2012. &#39;Well, I&#39;ve had some since but there was no carbohydrates.&#39;  &#39;It was three hours of training a day. I lost about 20 pounds and then I did this crazy thing ... a bodybuilder trick of not drinking any liquid for ... 36 hours,&#39; he said. &#39;And what that does -- do not try this, by the way, I do not recommend it -- you lose about 10 pounds of weight really on the extremities. Like all the water just drains out, you get very sunken cheeks, sunken eyes and a massive headache.&#39;  Jackman&#39;s character appears to be near death in the opening scene of &#34;Les Miserables,&#34; which shows him with other prisoners doing manual labor. &#40;Watch a clip&#41;  &#40;Pictured: Hugh Jackman appears as Jean Valjean in a scene from the 2012 movie &#39;Les Miserables.&#39;&#41; (Working Title Films &#47; Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. &#47; Universal Pictures)</span></div>
December 24, 2012 10:45:44 AM PST