Mariah is totally into aubergine

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American Idol judge Mariah Carey, 42, is looking super-svelte – and it’s down to her ‘purple’ diet.

She began the plan – which involves eating only purple foods three days a week – to shed the Christmas pounds.

A source says: ‘It’s all about foods like plums, red grapes and aubergine.

‘Her favourite meal is a Cajun-spiced aubergine dish that her husband Nick [Cannon] makes.

‘She’s lost 10lb, and loves it because for she can eat whatever she wants the rest of the time!’

Read more about Mariah Carey and see celebrity shock body makeovers in Now magazine dated 14 January 2013 out now! 

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