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Drew Barrymore posted her diet struggles on Instagram, and got back lots of encouragement from her fans

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February 06, 2019 02:48 PM

E.T., phone Domino’s.

Months of dieting and exercise helped Drew Barrymore lose 25 lbs., a milestone she proudly showed off on social media back in December. But Barrymore still has cravings — something she hilariously joked about on Instagram on Monday.

“This is exactly how I feel on my diet right now!” Barrymore wrote, captioning a photo of a slice of pizza in an triangle-shaped “In Case of Emergency, Break Glass” enclosure (with a tiny pizza cutter dangling beside it and everything) by freelance CG artists and designer Ben Fearnley.

The 43-year-old World’s Best judge’s post had fans laughing and cheering Barrymore on.

“The struggle is real!” wrote one user, adding a pizza emoji.

“Keep going, Drew!” said another. “You can do it!”

Back in December, Barrymore updated her followers on her health and fitness journey. “Here is me in a before pose and then 25 pounds later in the same place,” she wrote. “You can tell my face is so much thinner!”

 

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Barrymore went on to share with her followers how much effort she had to put in to lose the weight.

“This takes me so much work,” she wrote. “Diet and exercise and fighting like a lion for it! Damn you genetics!” But she says she loves her body, “whatever package it comes in.”

“At least I know there are experts I can turn to for help. I mean look at what Marnie helped me do in three months!” she continued, giving a shout-out to Marnie Alton of Barre Belle.

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Last year Barrymore revealed that she diets to fit the look of a woman on a high-protein (a.k.a. human meat) diet when she’s filming the Netflix horror-comedy series, but she lets herself relax when the show is on hiatus.

“Let’s face it, I hate it,” she said during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden in March. “I would much rather eat fettuccine alfredo all day long.”

But Barrymore wanted to show the major life change that her fictional character, Sheila Hammond, experiences after becoming a zombie. And it came at a time when the mother of two was going through her own life change after splitting from ex-husband Will Kopelman in 2016.

“When I first started the show, I was 145 lbs. and my life was kind of falling apart,” she said. “And I said, ‘Victor [Fresco, the show’s executive producer], can I lose 20 lbs. over the course of the show, and change my eyebrows and the height of my shoes and the body language and attitude and go from someone who’s kind of naïve and unhappy to someone who’s empowered and alive?’ And he said yes, and so I got to make that transformation.”

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“When I’m doing the show I’m a vegan and I barely eat anything, and I work out every day, and it’s so healthy,” she said. “It gets to be euphoric, and then it’s like food poisoning, you feel like you’ll never eat again, and then before you know it you’re pigging out with the feed bag strapped to your face. And I’m a foodie, and love food and I travel the world for food, so I get heavy again between the show.”

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