In a series of tweets, 79-year-old Joan Collins has offered slimming tips ranging from the tongue-in-cheek to the frankly bizarre.
Joan Collins’s daily morsels of advice for her 100,000 followers began on January 8, starting with: “Some hot tips for losing those stubborn Xmas pounds, #1 best exercise – push yourself away from the dining table. More tomorrow.”
Since then she has recommended eating nothing but eggs one day a week, brushing your teeth with peppermint toothpaste to quash hunger pangs and drinking tequila instead of wine.
Unfortunately, not all of Joan Collins’ suggestions have been met with the respect she may feel they deserve.
One fan wrote: “I take the seafood diet: When I see food, I eat.”
And in response to her advice to eat from smaller plates, another quipped: “Have you tried dolly cutlery Joan, fools your brain into thinking you’re having a full meal!”
Joan Collins suggests eating less red meat and white foods such as bread and pasta, and ditching “bloating” fizzy drinks.