Reports have been splashed over the gossip websites that pop superstar
Britney Spears used diet pills as a quick fix for her weight problems
during her multi-million pound Circus tour. Website Betty Confidential
has claimed that Spears was buying diet pills without prescription
, washed down with the caffeine drink Red Bull, before going on stage.
site's source told them that "Britney was definitely trying to get high
by taking too many diet pills and energy drinks." He added, "Britney
uses green-tea supplements, [Lab 88’s herbal ephedra-free] Metabo Speed
XXX, Dexatrim and apple cider vinegar to control her weight and energy
levels. She also pours those 5-Hour energy drinks into her Red Bulls."
report shed a frightening light on the lengths that the star, who over
the past couple of years has been the target of poisonous criticism of
her weight, is willing to go to to retain her famous flat stomach.
Dogged by a series of scandals relating to her drinking, drug use and
relationships with men, it had been hoped that her recent tour and
successful album marked a changing point in her previously chaotic life.
the new reports suggest that Spears may still be struggling with her
demons, particularly relating to her weight. It is likely that in
Hollywood, she is not alone - it is widely talked about behind closed
doors that many celebrities rely on slimming pills
and buy diet pills without prescription to help them keep their figures.
America consumers can buy a variety of diet pills without
prescription, from the lower-dose version of Xenical, Alli, to any
number of herbal slimming pills. While the slimming pills Alli have
been extensively tested and is believed to be safe and effective, there
are serious questions as to whether most of the other diet pills
without prescription actually work.
Betty Confidential said
that the stress of touring might be to blame for Spear's resorting to
diet pills to help her retain her already very thin figure, saying that
the stress of the constant travelling and touring was beginning to
impact on her physically. Their source said, "Since she has been so
active, she's fallen back to some of her old fast food habits, but her
friends and family are trying to keep her from overindulging."
actress Natasha Henstridge said that she too had been reliant on diet
pills, which as she did not need them - Alli is supposed to only be
used by the dangerously obese - had permanently affected her metabolism.