Kellan Lutz can go the distance — with the Paleo Diet! The actor credited his body transformation to the Paleo diet on ‘Live! with Kelly and Michael’ on Jan. 8. Do you think his muscles are hot?
U.S. News reported on Jan. 7 that the Paleo Diet is the worst diet for 2014 — so how does Kellan look his best? Kellan Lutz, 28, spoke live with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on Jan. 8 explaining how the Paleo Diet has helped him bulk up to play Hercules in the new movie, Hercules: The Legend Begins. Do you think Kellan looks great? The diet must be working for him. Would YOU try this diet?
Kellan Lutz’s ‘Hercules’ Diet — Used Paleo Diet To Bulk Up For Film
Thanks to pure protein — Kellan looks like pure muscle! According to CNN, “the diet has gained a significant following in recent years, especially among the CrossFit crowd. ‘Paleo Diet’ was the most searched diet term on Google in 2013.” Despite coming in last place on the U.S. News Best Diets list, Paleo has helped Kellan come in first place for the Hercules medallion!
So what exactly is the Paleo diet? According to U.S. News, “Paleo diets are based on a simple premise — if the cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either. So long to refined sugar, dairy, legumes, and grains (this is pre-agricultural revolution); hello to meat, fish, poultry, fruits, and veggies.”
U.S. News & World Report’s experts continued: “the Paleo Diet was too restrictive for most people to follow long term, and that it limited some essential nutrients. They also cited a lack of research proving the Paleo Diet’s cardiovascular health and weight loss benefits in their ranking.” So maybe this diet is good for right now — but not right forever.
Getting Cut With Paleo
Is the “caveman” diet a good fit for this Greek hero? Kellan told E!: “I wanted to put on weight, Renny [Harlin] the director, he just wanted me cut, so I had to get cut. If you’ve ever been on a movie set, there’s food all the time. It’s hard to stay healthy because I had milk chocolate bars three times a day, and I’d just eat the whole bar.” Do you think the Paleo Diet worked?
Did Kellan prove that the Paleo Diet is not the worst diet, HollywoodLifers?
— Joanna Hein