London: Veteran singer Tom Jones has lost more than two stone in just five months, thanks to a healthy eating plan known as ‘the caveman diet’, which advocates fresh raw foods over carbohydrates.
“I was putting too much weight on. I didn``t think I was going to and I left the working out for a bit, thought I’d keep a check on it,” the Daily Mail quoted him as telling Radio 2’s Chris Evans.
“But with the Christmas puddings and cakes, before I knew it I was 230lb (16.4 stone) which was 30lb more than I should be.
“I couldn’t get into my suits. That’s when I thought: ‘This has got to stop,’” the Welsh singer said.
Then with the help from a dietician and the U.S. diet book, ‘Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance’, he overhauled his diet.
The book suggests eating as much fresh food as possible including fish, chicken and vegetables, rather than processed carbohydrates such as pasta, pastries and cereals.
“It tells you to get back to what we used to eat when we were hunters and gatherers. Eat anything that’s natural – meat, fish, veg,” Jones said.
The 71-year-old also gave up drinking for two months to get his new svelte shape.