Rob Lowe loves the Atkins diet so much that he writes the book on it … Or at least the introduction.
The 56-year-old spoke to TODAY Health about his role as spokesperson for the Atkins Diet, a low-carb diet created in the 1960s. He wrote the introduction to “The Atkins 100 Eating Solution”, a new book describing a more simplified version of the low-carb diet.
“I started eating Atkins style in my 30s,” Lowe said. “It’s that moment we all have where we come to that fork in the road where we’re going, ‘I can’t eat like I’m in college anymore.'”
Lowe says that although he has never had a “weight problem,” he has followed the Atkins Plan for Health and Wellness, with great results.
“It was really easy to eat low in carbs and sugar,” he explained. “It was very simple with few functional parts. I started eating this way before I started my partnership with Atkins.”
So what does Lowe, who is gearing up to premiere on Jan. 18 of the second season of his show “9-1-1: Lone Star”, eat on the plane?
“Chicken breasts, delicious salads, good veg, fish, all that high protein stuff,” Lowe explained. “I’m going to start the morning with Greek yogurt and berries, then my secret weapon, because I have a radical sweet tooth, are the Atkins protein shakes: the chocolate banana flavor is what I recommend.”
“But, I don’t have a lot of them, of course,” added the host of the “Literally! With Rob Lowe” podcast. “I love to eat delicious food and I have a huge sweet tooth. I’m not a food cop, not me at all. I want my pasta and all that stuff.”