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Robin Wright proclaims Paleo low carb diet ideal for weight loss

Get slim as a card for House of Cards.
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Robin Wright has pushed away the pressure to get plastic surgery. But the actress isn't immune to Hollywood's emphasis on weight: She's vowed to go on the low-carb Paleo diet to shed pounds for "House of Cards," reported the "Today" show on Monday.

"I’m trying to do the Paleo diet — no carbs," she admitted. "I've got to get thin for the show." Robin attributed her weight gain to her fondness for sweet bakery treats.

Robin said she uses Spanx to "hold the bakery in," but hopes that cutting those croissant carbs will solve that problem. In addition to the Paleo diet, she plans to step up her exercise.

“Running gets everything done, doesn’t it? Covers it all," she added.

However, Robin's description of the Paleo diet as "no carbs" isn't quite accurate. As Diane Sanfilippo explains in "Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle," the traditional Paleo diet includes non-starchy carbohydrates in the form of vegetables and fruit. The "no carbs" rule applies to grains and legumes.

The 48-year-old mother of two joins other celebrities such as Eva La Rue in believing that the Paleo diet is the solution to her weight woes. Eva even wrote a testimonial for Robb Wolf, author of "The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet."

Eva describes herself as "a firm believer in The Paleo Solution. Since adopting a Paleo way of eating I look and feel better, and I know that I am setting a good example for my daughter.”

But is the Paleo diet really good for young girls such as Eva's daughter? Yes, says Mark Sisson, author of "The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy."

Mark heralded the arrival of a new Paleo diet book designed specifically for young girls like Eva's daughter in a recent blog. "This groundbreaking book targets an often overlooked demographic when it comes to the world of health and wellness—teenagers," he wrote about "Paleo Girl: Take a Leap. Empower Yourself. Be Awesome."

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