Katy Perry's Post-Divorce Diet Meant Ditching This Surprising Food

by Lexi Petronis

Scott RuddScott Rudd After a devastating breakup, what do you do? Invest in boxes of Kleenex, curl up under the covers, and pop open a bottle or two of wine, right?

OK--that may not be everyone's dealing-with-a-breakup solution. Case in point: Katy Perry.

Instead of drowning her sorrows in cocktails after her divorce from Russell Brand, Katy took the opposite approach: "I surrounded myself with my good friends, I did this whole cleanse where I didn't have any alcohol for three months--that was devastating--I did vitamins and supplements, and hikes and meditation and prayer," she says.

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Which makes sense--experts suggest nixing alcohol (a depressant, obviously) in order to help combat stress and anxiety. And it seemed to help, she says: "You know, I was going through a period where a lot of negative thoughts were entering my mind. Obviously they did not succeed, but I had my confidence kind of beaten down."

But! She didn't cut out everything right away, she says. She actually gave herself a few weeks to indulge before embarking on her detox: "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now. I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it."

And she looks pretty happy now, no?

So have you ever turned to alcohol to deal with a breakup? Or embarked on a no-cocktails plan?

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