I will admit you guys that I have had a select few days in my lifetime where my diet consisted of 90% of sugary carbs- and those days just happened to fall on that wonderful time of the month us ladies get to endure. However, other then the occasional carb binge, I have never been one to avoid certain food groups and over-indulge in others. I cannot even fathom going Paleo or following the Atkins diet. And, even though I was a vegetarian for a year, that was the most unhealthy year of my life- ironically.
The other day, my dad sent me an article from LA Times, reporting that Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized recently for unhealthy pancreatic levels. Why was is pancreas so jacked up? The article explains that “'Two and a Half Men' actor Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized just before he started shooting the film “Jobs” after adopting a fruitarian diet, reported TheSeattlePi.com. Fruitarians try to eat a diet solely based on fruit” (LATimes.com)
I didn't even think that the fruitiarian diet was a real thing! Does anyone remember the movie, Notting Hill? In the movie, Hugh Grant goes on a bunch of blind dates and meets a fruitiarian who claims that 'carrots have souls'.
I am not trying to make fun of people with different beliefs- everyone is entitled to believe as they choose. However, when a way of life compromises human health- I feel as though it is important to shed light on that situation. It is times like these that I believe help to open our minds and get us thinking about how important a balanced diet and exercise are on the body.
What really intrigued me about this whole incident was Ashton Kutcher's, shall we say, “wake-up call” moment that he had. While he was trying the diet to get into the character of Steve Jobs for a movie he is starring in, Ashton did not realize the repercussions of this diet.
“'I ended up in the hospital two days before we started shooting the movie,' Kutcher told the Associated Press. 'I was like doubled over in pain, and my pancreas levels were completely out of whack, which was completely terrifying, considering everything.' Jobs died of complications from his battle with pancreatic cancer. “
I wanted to share this article with you guys because I think it is important to look at your body in a different way, other then what a lot of actors do by abusing it like this. A lot of times, I know that we all develop a tunnel-vision approach to our health. For example, we think that, if we are skinny, then we are healthy. The actual fact is that our bodies are run by a lot of very important organs that need our care. We are the only ones who can care for them, by putting healthy foods into our bodies and staying active.
We are so much more then skin and bones- we are functioning beings that were created by God, with hearts, and souls. He created us in the most intricate way and it is our job to respect that gift. Treat your body with respect, eat full nutritious foods, and love yourself for who you are, not how you look.
You can read more about the story here- http://www.latimes.com/features/food/dailydish/la-dd-ashton-kutcher-hospitalized-after-following-fruitarian-diet-20130128,0,924814.story?fb_ref=fb_widget
My Question For You Is…
- Have you ever tried an extreme diet?
- Are you a vegetarian, Paleo, or vegan? What steps do you take to stay healthy?
See Ya~ Kay