After we analyzed Christian Bale’s diet in my last article, it is only logical to continue down the line of modern day male icons, so our next victim will be Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise is known for playing macho, superman-like characters in movie, like Ethan Hunt in “Mission Impossible”. In order to prepare for these roles, he has followed a very strict diet to help him lose weight and gain muscle. So, with that being said, let’s analyze the Tom Cruise diet.
What is Tom Cruise’s Diet?
According to reports, Tom Cruise’s Diet in 2020 for movie prep is made of 3 meals he ate throughout the day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. His meal plan is extremely low calorie, eating only around 1200 calories per day.
Diet Evaluation: The Good
First and foremost – although we don’t have the exact measurements of the foods he eats, it is nice to see him eating high quality protein with every meal. Eggs are a great way to start your morning, filled with healthy fats that will keep you full throughout the day.
Salmon for dinner is also an amazing choice, since many people are ignorant about the importance of having a correct Omega 3/Omega 6 ratio. Both of these are important, but because the usual western diet is so much more rich in Omega 6, people don’t have an adequate amount of Omega 3. Salmon, which is a great source of Omega 3, fixes that problem.
His diet is very low calorie which is great for people who are trying to lose weight quickly, and are ready to start a rough diet. However I would also include natural weight loss supplements such as Teaburn to increase the effectiveness of the weight
Diet Evaluation: The Bad
Many people might thing that going on such a low calorie diet is a problem – it is not. However including low volume high calories carbs such as oatmeal and rice on such a very low calorie diet it is.
See, because you are having so little food, it is a way better option to exclude rice and oatmeal, and instead get more volume per calorie by eating vegetables such as green beans, cauliflower, and broccoli.
This will also allow you to eat more protein, as on such a low calorie diet it is important to eat as much protein as you can to keep your muscle mass and feel satiated.
Also, by eliminating the high calorie carbs I would also change the type of protein I am consuming, swapping chicken for a much more nutritious ground beef or other red meat.