Earlier this month, in making public her desire to have a third child, Brisbane radio presenter Abby Coleman said she had turned to the controversial 101 diet to help her chances of conceiving.
In an interview with News Corp, the 34-year-old said she was initially inspired by TV host Eddie McGuire, who shed more than 20 kilograms on the extreme diet where he did not eat for two weeks, but survived off a concoction of Chinese herbs.
“It came up because of Eddie McGuire. It worked for him and I just went into a bit of a worm hole reading about it,” she told the news outlet.
“I do want to have a third (child) and I just haven’t had any luck with it. It hasn’t been a good year.
“I just felt that I needed some sort of cleanse… from minimal sleep, getting up early in the morning relying on coffee, I eat way too much and I drink too much alcohol.”
Coleman suffered a miscarriage between the births of her two sons – five-year-old Finlay and three-year-old Jaggar.