Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Jack LaLanne FTW
Fitness guru Jack LaLanne died in January at age 96 – a muscular old gentleman with his mind and teeth and every organ intact...For diet, LaLanne advised us to “Start eating food in its natural state,” and “If man makes it, don’t eat it.” He believed that we are an animal, and advocated a diet more like that of our primitive forebears; after all, that is how we were designed. “Cooking kills,” he urged. “Eat more fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, more lean cuts of meat.” He advocated lean meats, the kind which are now called “grass fed.” He was a fan of raw vegetables, or ones lightly steamed – in short, the raw food diet now trumpeted by people like Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson. He did not believe that eating grains was natural to us, but it would be decades before low-carb diets caught on.
Posted by Giles Bowkett at 10:35 AM