I'm not talking about "celebrities of paleo" (Dr. Harris, Robb Wolf, Cordain, Sisson, plus many wonderful paleo bloggers, etc.) - I'm talking about famous people who have made the switch to paleo and turned out the better for it. I saw actor Josh Duhamel was wearing Vibrams and had to wonder if maybe he's jumping on the paleo bandwagon (not that all people wearing Vibrams are automatically paleo, but y'know...).
So are there any celebrities out there known for something other than the paleo lifestyle in and of itself? Athletes, musicians/singers, actors/actresses?
I guess the reason I ask is I've heard so much about celebrities going vegan recently, and the next time that comes up in conversation it would be fun to say, "Yea, though did you hear that [insert cool celebrity here] decided to go paleo last year?"
Could be a good entrypoint/icebreaker too for when you have those elevator conversations when someone casually asks about your weight loss or other improved symptoms. "Did you realize so-and-so is also paleo?"
Semi paleo: Angelina Jolie
Semi-paleo, G-free athletes: --Apolo Ohno, 4X Olympic multiple-medalist Speedskater (NYT: coconut oil, eggs, low carb, appears grain-free (except rice prior to events)) --Christian Vande Velde, Tour de France (MH: Winning Without Wheat) --Beijing Olympic gluten-free foraging, runner Amy Yoder Begley
G-free (gluten free) celebrities, singers, actors, PAST PRESIDENT: http://drbganimalpharm.blogspot.com/2010/08/g-free-celebrities-bill-clinton-ryan.html
on the jason statham workout portion of men's health a couple years back, his short description of his diet definitely seemed paleo...
"1. No refined sugar or flour at all, ever. Bread and pasta are out, as are sweets of any kind. No fruit juices. No booze. "That's the hardest part right there," he says. His dessert every night is plain yogurt with fresh fruit...
Tucker Max eats Paleo. He wrote the book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell that was made into a movie.
Right from the Back of Robb's new book: Eva La Rue [CSI: Miami] (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0130191/) swears by it, but I'm not sure how 'famous' she qualifies as...
Nassim Taleb is probably the most famous...
Drew Carey did no-carb which was probably pretty paleo.
Ottavia Bourdain (Anthony Bourdain's wife) is on a mostly-meat diet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpNKyj-hAGQ& at 26:30)
I was standing next to Jeremy Piven today at Whole Foods and he didn't buy anything without first asking the guy behind the counter if it was gluten free. At least one step in the right direction...he got the tofu chicken curry :-(
John Durant's new post on his blog today notes that the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers is reading "The Paleo Diet". Hey - it's a start...
Thought I'd reactivate this thread to share some exciting news: big name mainstream blogger Heather Armstrong of the Dooce.com empire declared on her blog today that she has gone Paleo and feels awesome!
Dooce has been one of my favorite blogs for yeeeaaars and it was so exciting to see these two hemispheres collide. I predict a small spike in Paleo interest over the next few days or weeks.
From everything I have read the vast majority of younger, slender-to-thin celebrity women and cut celeb men claim to follow a lower-fat, low-cal version of a paleo diet, if they are not vegan (ish). Lots of fresh fruits and veg, meat, fish, nuts, strictly limited carbs. Many are gluten-free. Coconut oil (saturated fat!!!) is even a big thing. But never do they call it 'paleo'.
Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie are both naturally gorgeous, slender women who have largely ruined their looks with extreme weight loss and premature plastic surgery. They still manage to look pretty good despite it all, but it's a crying shame.
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