Sam Smith’s dramatic weight loss before-and-after photos are raising eyebrows after the British singer lost 50 pounds on a low-carb Paleo-style diet.
Sam, who’s currently on his In the Lonely Hour world tour, is now healthier and fitter than ever.
Sam has been documenting his weight loss on Instagram, and said nutritionist Amelia Freer’s Paleo-based diet helped him lose 50 pounds during the past few months, Examiner reported.
“Three weeks ago I met a woman who has completely changed my life,” Sam wrote in March.
“Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food. Everyone go check out her incredible book [Eat Nourish Glow], and start to live healthy.”
Freer advocates a gluten-free Paleo-style diet that consists of high-quality proteins such as organic eggs, free-range chicken and low-starch vegetables.
Amelia Freer avoids dairy, alcohol, processed foods, sugar and grains in her diet, all similar to Paleo principles. Freer promises natural weight loss and improved energy if you follow the principles in Eat Nourish Glow.
The Paleo diet is the most popular diet around today and has a huge celebrity following, including 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 professor Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet for Athletes and 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.