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Celebs On Paleo: Jack Osbourne, Jessica Biel, Miley Cryus And More!

Published on August 29, 2013,

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…

Jessica Biel at the 81st Academy Awards

Jessica Biel at the 81st Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.”

See more at:  Eat Like a Caveman! 10 Celebrities Touting the Paleo Diet

Success Story: Male opera singer loses 70 lbs thanks to the ‘caveman’ diet and just 12 minutes of exercise a day

Published on April 1, 2013,

The mainstream UK press has reported how opera singer David Webb has lost 70 lbs and is in training to complete a 300 mile charity cycle after adopting what they call a ‘caveman’ diet. This is from the Daily Mail… 

David Webb before and after from www.dailymail.co.uk

David Webb before and after from www.dailymail.co.uk

Part of the successful opera group Amore, David has performed across the globe, on multiple TV shows and even serenaded the Queen on the royal barge at her jubilee, but his confidence on stage has hidden a lifelong struggle with his weight.

When he started at the Royal college of Music, weighing a hefty 19 stone [266 lbs], David realised if he was to continue to pursue his dream of becoming an opera singer on the global stage he would have to tackle his growing waistline. 

He adopted the Palaeolithic diet, often called the cave man diet, based on foods that might have been eaten by out hunter gatherer ancestors.

David’s diet shifted from high fat and sugar foods to natural unprocessed foods, with lots of protein.

A typical days food became scrambled eggs , smoked mackerel and spinach for breakfast, chicken and steamed broccoli for lunch and a ‘palaeo lasagne’, made without any pasta, for dinner.

In addition David began ‘Crossfit’, a fitness program, founded by Greg Glassman, that is fast growing in popularity, involving high intensity bouts of exercise for short periods, focusing on core strength.

‘Workouts last for about 10-20 minutes each. The idea is to challenge your body so the workouts are constantly changing.

‘A lot of the exercises are functional, so they are designed to actually be helpful in everyday life.’

A session usually involved high impact cardio with weights as well as skill based exercises like working with Olympic rings, handstands, push ups and burpies.

‘Although each session is short, the high intensity means they are exhausting and really challenge your body. I’m often on the floor at the end!’ says David, who began to notice the effects on his body almost immediately.

‘It was incredible. With each month more and more people would comment on my weight loss.

‘But what surprised me was the comments about my attitude, how much more positive I was.’

Each week he allows himself a day off his diet, which he calls ‘fatterday’, where he can eat exactly what he likes.

‘I’m obsessed with Oreo milkshakes so I usually make sure I get one of them in!

‘The feeling of health has over taken the feeling of vanity now, I love feeling physically fit.

‘The confidence I have gained is what motivates me to keep going.  I find I’m craving the bad foods less and less as time goes on.’

‘The only downside is none of my suits fit me anymore!’ he says.

David is now using his new found fitness to raise money for cleft palette charity Operation Smile by cycling 300 miles in three days.

More at:  Male opera singer loses 5 stone thanks to the caveman diet and just 12 minutes of exercise a day

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