The extent of the rise of the paleo diet can be seen in the coverage it is starting to receive in the mainstream media and its adoption by celebs. Not that this validates anything in itself but some of the success stories from the celebrities are very interesting in their own right. This is from Indian Country Today Media Network…
1. Jessica Biel
Actress Jessica Biel has said, “I do a lot of cooking at home using fresh fish or lean meat like chicken and vegetables. I eat well. I don’t like the word ‘diet’.”
The CrossFit enthusiast beams that the Paleo diet “just leans you down and slims you up and takes that little layer of fat, skin, water-weight right off your body.”
2. Jack Osbourne
At the mere age of 26 and a new father, Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in spring 2012, reported ABC News.
The autoimmune disease affects the brain and spinal cord. Approximately 400,000 Americans suffer from MS, according to the National MS Society.
But Osbourne is taking a proactive approach to fighting the symptoms of MS. His motto? “Adapt and Overcome.”
“Diet is a big thing. I am a firm believer in you are what you eat. I juice a lot, I try and stick to a Paleo Diet. At its core, I look at MS as inflammation, so I try and eliminate foods that cause inflammation: dairy, gluten, grains.”
Osbourne stays inspired by the story of Dr. Terry Wahls, who defeated the progressive disease without drugs by treating food as medicine.
3. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, winner of the awards for choice TV female scene stealer for “Two and a Half Men”, candies’ choice style icon and choice summer song for “We Can’t Stop” poses backstage at the Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
After the media began hurling accusations at Miley Cyrus that she has an eating disorder, she confessed her diet change. The singer and actress has gone Paleo, she said, primarily emphasizing the gluten-free attributes of the lifestyle.
“Everyone should try no gluten for a week! The change in your skin, physical and mental health is amazing. You won’t go back!” Cyrus said. “It’s not about weight — it’s about health. Gluten is crap anyway!”
4. Matthew McConaughey
McConaughey is pretty strict about eliminating all processed grains and refined sugars, plus he engages in intermittent fasting. “…I have a job where I like to look good and be as healthy as possible,” he has said.
But the man named 2005’s Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine says he cuts himself some slack 10 percent of the time so he can chow down with his kids.
5. Eva La Rue
On Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solutions website, CSI: Miami star Eva La Rue says, “I am a firm believer in The Paleo Solution. I maintain a hectic schedule that starts early and finishes late. Filming a television series, maintaining my fitness, and being a mom can be harrowing some days. Since adopting a Paleo way of eating I look and feel better, and I know that I am setting a good example for my daughter.”
6. Andrew Flintoff
Professional boxer and retired England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff gave up alcohol and adopted the Paleo Diet last year.
“I’ve lost about 30lbs in the last seven weeks and I’m trying to lose another 15,” he told the Daily Mail in October 2012. “I’m on the Caveman Diet.”
Asked by the Daily Mail what he can eat, Flintoff replied: “I have steak or two buffalo burgers for breakfast. It sounds good, but when you’re up at half five in the morning cooking up a steak, it’s dreadful.
“Then I have 12 almonds mid-morning, two chicken dinners a day with green vegetables, two boiled eggs or some berries mid afternoon and then fish and green vegetables for dinner.”