Zoe Kravitz Opens Up About Body Image and Cleansing With Smoothies

The actress lost 20 pounds for her role as an anorexic in The Road Within.

Posted: 06/23/2014 12:16 PM EDT
Filed Under Beauty, Zoe Kravitz, Health

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravtiz caused some concerns that she was dealing with an eating disorder after the already-thin actress was looking even slimmer. Us Weekly recently reported that Kravitz had been preparing for a role in her latest film, The Road Within, as a character named Marie who is struggling with eating disorders.

"I've struggled with it myself in the past," Kravtiz said about her own struggles with body image, "I think all young women do. There are a bunch of images that are thrown in our faces all the time about what we're supposed to look like at 14, 15, 16. It's confusing. I think every woman can identify with that struggle."

Kravitz lost 20 pounds for the role by doing a cleanse — a process that allegedly removes toxins from your body typically through a liquid diet of fruit and veggie smoothies. The 25-year-old actress also added clay-based smoothies to the mix, with the belief that bentonite clay purifies the body.

"I ended up drinking clay because it cleans out your body and fills you up. I was eating like a Mason jar of pureed vegetables a day and running."

While the cleanse helped her prepare for the film, Kravtiz said she wouldn't recommend that others go through what she did because it made her feel like a "space cadet."


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