Why Beth Behrs Went From Being a ‘Junk-Food-Aholic’ to a Vegetarian—Plus a Look Inside Her Home!

02/12/2016 at 04:28 PM ET

Beth Behrs
Women’s Health

As a lover of pizza, soda and doughnuts, Beth Behrs path to veganism was not entirely by choice.

“I used to be a junk-food-aholic,” she tells Women’s Health.

But when the 2 Broke Girls star — who opened her L.A. home for the magazine’s March issue — started breaking out in red flaky patches, a naturopath suggested a raw foods-only diet.

“Within two days, my skin was almost totally clear,” she says. “I realized the food I was putting into my body was causing this Game of Thrones greyscale reaction.”

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Since committing to a more manageable vegetarian diet, Behrs, 30, has had to cut out a lot of her favorite foods — but what she gained was a love for cooking.

Beth Behrs
Women’s Health

“We entertain a lot,” the actress says of her and her boyfriend, actor Michael Gladis. “Many of my friends are vegan, or mostly vegetarian, like me, so we whip up a batch of butternut squash chili
 and gather around the table in the dining room.”

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And her new culinary skills — combined with a white, sleek interior design — has made the kitchen her favorite room in the house.

“I knew this
 was my house the moment I walked in,” she says. “Keeping things clean
 and basic makes me feel much less stressed.”

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Apart a white deco we do discovered much……

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Sorry !!!! I meant we do NOT discovered much….. I add ; not getting inspiration

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I agree eating junk food destroys your body inside & out but this notion that vegan is healthier than eating meat & animal products isn’t accurate. As long as you stay away from animals who’ve been injected with steroids/hormones, you’re good.

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I wanna go to bed with her.

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