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Eva Longoria suffered health setback after divorce

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Apr 25, 2013 | 3:50pm EDT

Eva Longoria suffered health problems after her divorce from basketball star Tony Parker because she lived on coffee and ignored her vitamin intake. The former Desperate Housewives star received flattering comments about her weightloss, but deep down she was depressed and putting her health at risk. In a new interview with U.S. TV doctor Mehmet Oz, Longoria says, "I was so skinny. I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee. "People kept saying, 'You look amazing, divorce agrees with you.' And I was like, 'I don't feel good. I have no energy. I didn't know I was depressed. "I went to the doctor to get some blood tests because I said, 'Something's wrong.' I was just depleted of every vitamin. He said, 'It's as if somebody took a straw and sucked everything out of your body. You don't have any iron, your liver's overacting. 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." The actress took the doctor's advice to heart and embarked on a strict diet, adding, "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."

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