Ex-Vegans Anne Hathaway And Bill Clinton Praise Paleo-Style Low-Carb Diets For Energy And Weight Loss

What do Anne Hathaway and former President Bill Clinton have in common? They both vetoed vegan diets and voted for animal protein-powered low-carb diets. Hathaway's decision to shift to a Paleo-diet style food plan occurred just before she turned 32. Anne celebrated her birthday with husband Adam Shulman, revealed the Daily Mail.

Although Anne and Adam famously insisted on vegan-only reception food for their wedding, Hathaway recently confessed that eating endless meals of tofu and garbanzo beans seemed to be sapping her energy. She told the Insider that when she was filming Interstellar, the action-packed scenes overwhelmed her.

Seeking a solution, Hathaway decided to try feasting on fish and shifting to a low-carb diet. The decision to push away those plant-based platters and experiment with an animal protein-powered plan came in the middle of filming a water scene, which required that she suit up in a heavy garment.

"I fell off so hard.... So you imagine what that's like — what it's like running through water and then you wear a 40-pound suit on top of it, so for me it was intense. I was facing my life, I don't know how many days in a row of, like, garbanzo beans on a plate."
And with an apology to PETA, Hathaway says that she doesn't plan to return to her vegan lifestyle. She even dug into a plate of eggs and sausage during a recent Harper's Bazaar interview. Anne noted that the difference between eating a vegan diet and consuming animal protein was notable overnight.

"I just didn't feel good or healthy," Hathaway recalled of her vegan days.

For Bill Clinton, the decision to halt a vegan lifestyle and choose a Paleo-style low-carb high protein diet occurred when his wife Hillary introduced him to Dr. Mark Hyman, revealed the New York Times.

Dr. Hyman told the former President that his vegan diet contained too much starch and insufficient good quality protein. He also contends that weight loss is more difficult for vegans.

"It's hard being a vegan to eat enough good, quality protein and not have too much starch. I know a lot of fat vegans."
According to the Examiner, Dr. Hyman has become a celebrity as a result of his chatty TV style, attractive appearance, and best-selling books that appeal to those seeking a Paleo-style diet designed to boost weight loss and health.

The weight loss plan to which both the Clintons try consists of protein, natural fats, and gluten-free whole foods. And just like the Paleo diet, it avoids sugar and processed foods.

If Mrs. Clinton decides to run for President, Dr. Hyman is prepared with travel snacks. He recommends carrying packets of macadamia nut butter or walnut butter, turkey jerky and even cans of wild salmon for quick energy.

And that energy boost will come in handy for both Clintons, who recently became grandparents for the first time, thanks to their own daughter Chelsea. The baby's full name is Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

As the Inquisitr reported, Hathaway and Clinton are not the only celebrities to opt for a Paleo-style low carb diet. Others who chose the plan for low carb weight loss include Christina Aguilera and Kendra Wilkinson. Both women noted that the diet helped them restore their pre-baby bodies while boosting their energy levels.

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