In this article, they quote her as saying "The thing is right before we started I was lifting all these weights and eating raw vegan. But the only reason I was doing that was to fix my previous diet because that was a Paleo diet."
Is that a true quote? Does anyone know what she means by fix her previous diet?
I'm guessing down votes are from those who feel we shouldn't waste so much time worrying about what celebrities do. Trust me, I'm in the same boat. I don't care about Scarlet Johansson per se, but articles like this are upsetting because they give mainstream a perfect reason to doubt paleo. I.e., Scarlet has a lot of money/resources/professional trainers etc and she chose raw vegan over paleo AND she got the results she wanted...
The comments below that raw vegan helps maintain a below healthy weight seem plausible, but then why was she also lifting weights? Would weight lifting slow the loss of muscle (and therefore weight/size)? Also, for the character she was playing wouldn't they be going for a small, but muscular build?
VB mentions in comments below that the article I linked above is simply not true and Scarlet actually ate a lot of fish. That seems to answer my question, but with the two competing articles, how do we know which is the truth and which isn't? The Ecorazzi links to an Irish Times article as a source, but then I can't find a source on that article.
FYI - here is link to Irish Times article which says the same thing:
I don't know how credible of a source Irish Times is, but in theory if the quote is incorrect, they can be forced to print a retraction?
The ecorazzi article was obviously biased, and to be honest the quote they attribute to her about "fixing" her diet seems stilted and contrived. And really, people. Hate on Fox News all you want, just remember that every major news channel is owned by just a few organizations, and they all have effed up senses of what passes for news. That Fox ruffles your sensibilities does not mean they are worse than the rest.
she probably gained weight on the "paleo diet" because thats what happens to us women . . . paleo diet doesnt really allow you to sit comfortably at an unhealthy low weight -while raw vegan does.
sooo I'm really out of touch with the world cuz I don't have television or the patience to surf the news on the internet necessarily (I know, I'm a mostly a hermit) but I'm guessing that this "cat suit" business is Scarlett is playing Catwoman in a movie? So I just have to point out that having to LOSE muscle to fit into a stupid latex catsuit to play an agile, and strong superhero (well I don't think Catwoman is technically a superhero but you know what I mean) is freaking ridiculous. How is our society so screwed up. I would way rather see a Catwoman that looks like she might actually be able to kick a**. It's Hollywood, they can make a new damn catsuit. Ugh. It just annoys me.
I read it as she was trying to loose muscle to get into her cat suit. That makes perfect since to go vegan to loose muscle. Her previous paleo diet probably had given her good muscle. But of course this muscle does not fit Hollywoods image of slim. I'd rather be paleo and be strong.
Humans did not evolve eating a "raw" diet (although with the caveat that this does not preclude certain foods from having been eaten raw and under particular circumstances a food that would otherwise be cooked may be consumed raw, such as when a hunter is outside of camp) and no society in the past or present has subsisted off of a such a regiment. This does not mean it is ineffective for weight loss however.
As we are ill suited for chewing, digesting, and assimilating a raw dietary, it is inevitable that an extreme calorie deficit with concomitant weight loss will be achieved on a such a regiment.
For more on why I think that "raw" is for monkeys and apes and not humans, you can check out this post that I did on the subject a few weeks ago..."Primal Chefs"
Also, regarding raw veganism and weight loss, check out this study:
"About 30% of the women under 45 years of age had partial to complete amenorrhea; subjects eating high amounts of raw food (> 90%) were affected more frequently than moderate raw food dieters. Conclusions: The consumption of a raw food diet is associated with a high loss of body weight. Since many raw food dieters exhibited underweight and amenorrhea, a very strict raw food diet cannot be recommended on a long-term basis."
Because of the loss of muscle induced by self-imposed (Hollywood starlet) starvation, the body cannibalised its muscles to sustain itself, and WHAMO!! you fight quite nicely into your cat suit. However, as Mila Kunis has pointed out in interviews, this type of rapid weight loss for a part is quite dangerous, and usually results in the weight coming back in all the right places...
Scarlett was already a healthy size for her height, and in Hollywood, MAKING a suit to fit her is no problem. She had pressure from someone else to become a size that was less than healthy, and therefore, had to resort to a diet that helps you lose muscle fat and maintain an unhealthy weight to "fit" into the suit and size they had in mind for her. I hate Fox News and Hollywood btw...It doesn't get much better than Scarlett's natural curves.
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