Health & Beauty
How To Clip Your Nails In Space & More Gravity-Defying Astronaut Beauty Secrets
Astronaut Catherine Coleman, Sandra Bullock's space mentor for the Oscar-winning "Gravity," talks beauty, fitness and hair care in Zero G
"I like to refer to our diet up there as the The Busy Diet," says Coleman, explaining the weightloss-friendly combo of a jam-packed work schedule in the name of science and the lack of 5-star restaurants. "The food isn't great enough that you'd gain weight. I lost 10 percent of my body weight while I was up there."
The lack of gravity has other perks in the vanity department: "You have a water weight shift right away, so that means anything that sags down here on earth looks really great up there in space," Coleman jokes. Plus, the lack of gravity pressing down on your spine causes you to sprout a few inches (Coleman came home 1.25 inches taller).
The downside? "The water weight gain also tends to settle in the lower half of the body," says Coleman. "We like to give the guys a hard time when they're complaining about the belly bloat." Welcome to our world, gentlemen.
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