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Eva Longoria: I Was 'So Skinny' Because 'Didn't Know I Was Depressed'

Eva Longoria (photosEva Longoria photos) says she got "so skinny" not because she was trying to lose weight after her divorce but because she was depressed and didn't know it.

"I didn't know I was depressed," the 38-year-old actress said in an interview on Dr. Oz. "I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn't categorize myself as depressed."

"I'm not that, I'm an optimist about life. Life didn't work, moving on. I'm fine."

Ironically, she said that's when she was complimented the most by friends.

"That's probably the time I got the most compliments because I was so skinny. I was not eating. I was depressed," she said.

"I was sad. My diet was coffee. So people kept saying, 'You look amazing. Divorce agrees with you. And I was like, I don't feel good. I have no energy."

"It was like all these things were physically wrong with my body, so I had to saturate with vitamins and kind of get back on this track," she said of what her doctor told her. "He said it's as if somebody took a straw and sucked everything out of your body. 'You don't have any iron and your liver's overacting.'"

That's when Longoria decided to take a drastic move and cut all sugar out of her diet.

"I cut out all sugar. Anything that turns into sugar is sugar. I love a soda, I'm not a chocolate candy person, but, I like pasta in anything. For about three months, I did a really strict no-sugar diet, and I had more energy than I've ever had. My palate was different. Things tasted better."

April 29, 2013 |

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