Monday morning, an interview with Ashton Kutcher revealed that his diet landed him in the hospital for two days after he doubled over in pain; Kutcher recently had the leading role in the Steve Jobs movie “jOBS” and before filming began, Kutcher attempted Jobs' fruitarian diet and he ended up in the hospital as a result.
“jOBS” premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and Kutcher told USA Today:
First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues. I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain. My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying ... considering everything.
It has been widely reported that Steve Jobs often went on fruit-only diets and according to Walter Isaacson who wrote the 2011 biography Steve Jobs, it was also the inspiration for his computer company called Apple.
The American Cancer Society has stated that there isn’t any evidence that a fruit-only diet may lead to pancreatic problems or cancer, but it has actually shown that it may help to reduce the risks.
A fruitarian diet can lead to other issues because fruit is low in certain nutrients and protein. Some people who observe a fruitarian diet may also eat nuts, seeds, or vegetables. See the video above for more information about the fruitarian diet.
Studies have shown that people who lose the weight slowly, and exercise and eat less tend to keep the weight off.
Weight Watchers was recently chosen by US News and World Report as the best overall commercial diet because it is based on simply exercising and eating smaller portions. There are no special foods required and dieters can eat whatever they like, but the focus is on eating more fruits, vegetables and protein. Even after they lose the weight, Weight Watchers dieters can continue eating the plan even if they stop going to weekly meetings, or doing Weight Watchers online.
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Sources: USA Today and the Huffington Post
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