Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush lost 40 pounds in six months, thanks to a low-carb, gluten-free Paleo diet.
Jeb began following the Paleo diet at the suggestion of his son, George P. Bush. Jeb, 62, was so thrilled with his weight loss he encouraged his son, Jeb Bush Jr., to go Paleo, Examiner reported.
The Paleo diet is the most popular diet around today, and has a huge celebrity following, including Megan Fox and Tim McGraw, who lost 40 pounds with the low-carb Paleo diet and CrossFit workouts.
The Paleo diet is an alcohol-free eating plan that emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, and excludes gluten, sugar, dairy, legumes, and processed foods.
Research suggests the Paleo diet accelerates weight loss, reduces blood pressure, and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and even Alzheimer’s.
Loren Cordain, a professor emeritus at Colorado State University is pleased Jeb Bush has hopped on the Paleo bandwagon. “Paleo is all about health and well-being,” said Cordain, author of The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook.
Jeb, a former couch potato, also started exercising. The 6-foot-4 Jeb now looks a lot leaner, no longer has a double chin, and his former beer belly is now flat.
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.
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.