'RHOC' Tamra Barney May Have Replaced Her Starvation Diet With Something Just as Bad

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tamra barney working out with husband eddie judgeReal Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney may be a co-owner of a gym and look amazing for 46, but she hasn't always had her fitness act together. She recently admitted to Life & Style that she used to keep her weight in check in a seriously unhealthy way ... 

“I used to starve myself. I was skinny, but I was really flabby. Eating right has changed my body the most,” she explains. Ugh. That's so sad. But unfortunately, it really is so much more common than we probably even realize. Especially with the disgusting, disturbing "thinspiration/thinspo" culture that's thriving through social media like Instagram, women are hearing and encouraging one another to "eat less" -- like one totally sick Urban Outfitters t-shirt urged -- or not eat at all.

It's heartening to hear that Tamra's moved past her extreme, detrimental eating habits ... or has she?

She says that nowadays, she usually keeps her diet in check with one super-strict guideline: "No dairy; no sugar. Nothing white, basically."

I understand steering clear of dairy, simple carbs, and sugar for the most part, but doing it 24/7/365 and saying absolutely NO to all of that all of the time is a bit overboard. It's just not really a practical way to live your life. I mean, did she skip her own wedding cake? How 'bout cocktails with the girls or wine -- does she skip those on the regular? That's sugar! See what I mean? It's just taking a good, smart approach a bit too far.

Sounds like that's her forte, though, considering her workout regimen. She shares:

I’m at the gym every single day. So if I’m there, I might as well go take a class: Grit, cycling, dance, or something else. Sometimes I’ll do three classes in one day.

Three classes a day? Whhhhuuuuhh?! Okay, I guess if you work out for a living, it makes sense, but still -- extreme! 

While Tamra may be healthier than she was back in her starvation, flabby days, I feel like she may not be leading the most balanced lifestyle ... And that strikes me as a shame.

What do you think about Tamra's admission?


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Brooklyn FitChick

I gave up white foods over ayear ago and have never felt better. There is more to life than  baked goods people ! 

nonmember avatar Dianne

That's essentially eating vegan. It's not as rare or as extreme as you think (unless u think strict veganism is extreme).

If I was a filthy rich woman making my living in the spotlight bc of my wealth and beauty and I had the time or owned a gym id be there all the time too! She's essentially just an athlete! Pro athletes and guys workout way more than that daily!

Just my take. Not saying its not a lot. I agree but I just think if it was an athlete saying that no one would think twice about it.

Robert Brockway

I think she's empowered in all areas of her life and it's working for her.  it's her choice, and she looks AMAZING.  I do cardio every morning and weight train every night.  My diet is no where as regimented, but that's my choice.  I love how I look and feel and that's how I gauge my fitness level-how I feel. 

Lisala Knows Tarot

I also avoid white food, and don't find it to be extreme. A lot of chronic pain cleared up when I did. White food just generally is not healthy.

Lisa Tomek Bradley

If you read the original interview she says she has her cheats but usually stays away from white. Such a lame article about something exagerated  that she said..

Norma J Brill

 I'm diabetic and best thing is to stay away from white foods. I won't lie and say I don't miss them cause I do. But if you want a slice of white bread or even a piece of chocolate eat it, just a bite is all you need to stop the craving. Learn to push yourself away from the table and remember to WALK every day even if it's just to the corner and back. WALK.

Linda Cox-Bemis

Oh just have another bottle of wine Tamera...That sure is some thing she doesn't do without.


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