Nia Vardalos: My Big Fat … Er … Slim, Toned Body

Published by PETA.

“Hold the cheese, please!”

Nia Vardalos, star of the smash movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and the upcoming film My Life in Ruins, dropped 40 pounds simply by repeating those four little words at every meal.


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Nia attributes her skyrocketing “Wow!” factor to her dairy-free diet. She told People magazine, “I broke up with cheese. … [C]heese keeps calling me and trying to get me to meet at a cheap motel but I’m really committed to just staying single for awhile.

Drop dairy to shed flab and help cows? It really can be that simple.

Written by Karin Bennett

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