Did Miley Cyrus really blow an estimated $50,000 to lose 15 pounds and get back into shape in time for an island vacation? I'm not buying it, but a source for In Touch is claiming otherwise. 

The magazine apparently reached out to a pal of Cyrus's who said the singer hired on a "a nutritionist, chef and her old personal trainer to get into bikini-ready shape ahead of a recent Hawaiian getaway with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth."


"Miley probably spent $50,000 to lose 15 pounds in a few weeks," the friend tells In Touch. "She didn’t care what it cost as long as she looked good!"


Last year, Cyrus came under attack from critics who thought she had put on too much weight during her Gypsy Heart Tour. She shot back over Twitter saying, "I don’t wanna be shaped like a girl I LOVE being shaped like a WOMAN. Trust me ladies your man wont mind either. ;)”


While there are any number of ways to spend thousands on weight loss, we've got a list of five wonderful foods right now that will work wonders without your budget even noticing. Personal chef (unfortunately) not included. 

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

The $50,000 Miley Cyrus diet?
Reports say the singer spent an obscene amount of cash to lose 15 pounds.