Sam Smith is fitter and healthier than ever after his 50-pound weight loss during the past year.
Sam wrapped up his In the Lonely Hour world tour Dec. 12 and is working on his next album.
During his tour, Smith frequently posted Instagram photos during and after his workouts.
Sam is healthier and happier than ever, thanks to his 50-pound Paleo diet weight loss, Examiner reported. Smith, 23, said being healthy makes you happy.
“I know this is very preachy, but if you can, try to find a way to be healthy,” he wrote on Instagram. “It will make you so much happier.”
Sam has credited British nutritionist Amelia Freer’s book, “Eat Nourish Glow,” for helping him lose a pound a day and reaching his weight loss goal.
Smith said the diet principles in Eat Nourish Glow helped him shed weight quickly and improved every aspect of his life. Sam underscored that he has not been paid to endorse Freer’s book.
Smith is pleased with his 50-pound weight loss, but is even happier about how great he feels physically and mentally. The former couch potato said his weight loss motivated him to start exercising regularly.
Amelia Freer champions a gluten-free Paleo-style diet that consists of high-quality proteins such as organic eggs, free-range chicken and plenty of vegetables.
Freer avoids dairy, alcohol, processed foods, sugar and grains in her diet, all similar to Paleo principles. Amelia promises natural weight loss and improved energy if you follow the principles in Eat Nourish Glow.
The Paleo diet has a huge celebrity following, including Jessica Alba and Tim McGraw, who lost 40 pounds with the low-carb Paleo diet and CrossFit.
Research suggests the Paleo diet accelerates weight loss, reduces blood pressure, and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and even Alzheimer’s.
A recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates the Paleo diet is twice as effective as other diets for promoting weight loss and reducing belly fat.
“Clinical trials have shown the Paleo diet is the optimum diet that can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, markers of inflammation, help with weight loss, reduce acne, promote optimum health and athletic performance,” said Loren Cordain, author of The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook.
Former biochemist Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution, said Paleo isn’t a fad diet because it doesn’t emphasize calorie restriction but instead focuses on a healthy balance of protein, vegetables and high-quality fats.