Country superstar Tim McGraw doesn’t dread aging and is actually looking forward to turning 50.
“I think I’ll look forward to it,” Tim told Taste of Country. “I hear that it’s the best time of your life, so I’m getting prepared for my 50s is what I’m actually doing.”
McGraw is in the best shape of his life at 48 after losing 40 pounds with the low-carb Paleo diet and CrossFit workouts, he told Men’s Health. When you look and feel as good he does, it’s no wonder getting older isn’t a big deal.
Tim is ripped to shreds and has jaw-dropping eight-pack abs after dramatically overhauling his diet and lifestyle several years ago. In 2008, McGraw gave up drinking and drugs after realizing his unhealthy lifestyle not only made him overweight, but was ruining his personal life.
After McGraw quit drinking, he adopted the Paleo diet, an alcohol-free diet that emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, and excludes gluten, sugar, dairy, legumes, and processed foods.
The low-carb Paleo diet is the most popular diet around today, and has a large celebrity following, including Joe Manganiello, Adriana Lima, Megan Fox and Jessica Alba.
Studies show the Paleo diet promotes weight loss and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and 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 professor Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet for Athletes and The Paleo Diet Cookbook.
Holistic health expert Chris Kresser, author of Your Personal Paleo Code, said Paleo isn’t a fad diet because it provides a healthy balance of protein, vegetables and high-quality fats.
What’s more, Kresser said you can customize the Paleo diet to suit your lifestyle and genetic blueprint. The best part is, you don’t count calories and don’t feel deprived because your body is getting all the nutrition it needs to thrive.