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Dita Von Teese Stayed Slim Using The "British Pound Diet".


The burlesque dancer is aware she has to keep in shape for her job, and has previously said she finds it hard to perform if she is feeling uncomfortable with her figure. She has now revealed she uses a variety of unusual methods to stay slim.

In recent years the US dollar has struggled against European currency, with Dita often refusing to eat big meals when away from America as she thought they were too expensive. "The new exchange rate has helped a little, but it's still not great. When it was $2 to the pound I was on what I called the 'British Pound Diet.' If I wanted room service over here I would make the conversion back to dollars in my head and it just seemed too expensive so I would end up just having soup - a financial reason to stay thin," she laughed.

Dita tries to be careful with her money, and saves a large proportion of what she earns. Most of her wages are pumped back into her stage show, with the star admitting she has previously spent $70,000 on one dress.

She tries not to splurge on everyday items, but revealed she spent a fortune when decorating her apartment. Dita had just split from her now ex-husband Marilyn Manson, and felt the need to have a home she could truly relax in.

"The best thing I did when I moved into my place in LA was buy a completely new set of furnishings. I had just left my former husband and I was getting a divorce, but I had not taken any furniture with me. I spent around $60,000 redecorating and furnishing my new place to create my own beautiful little refuge. I initially thought I'd only be spending around $10,000 but I got carried away - at least it made me feel better about my life," she told British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

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