Tom Jones Weight Loss: UK Pop Singer Shed Two Stone On The Paleo Diet


78-year-old ‘The Voice UK’ Coach – Tom Jones, Lost Major Weight On The ‘Caveman’ Diet

Sir Thomas John Woodward is one of the UK’s biggest stars, so the Grammy Award winner and Voice Coach makes sure to look after his health.

And the singer dropped more than two stone in the year 2011 by adopting what’s known as the ‘the caveman diet’.

The “It’s Not Unusual” and “What’s New Pussycat” hit-maker has reminded in shape after dumping unhealthy treats when the 78 years old singer realized he could no longer fit into his suits.

Taking on board the Paleo diet (a so-called Stone Age diet or caveman diet), The Voice Coach Tom Jones began to focus on fresh, raw foods as an alternative of meats and carbohydrates.

This famous Welsh singer wants his fans to know that it’s never too late to lose weight because he recently shed two stone in just five months.

The Grammy Award winner told Radio 2’s Chris Evans,

I was putting too much weight on. I didn’t think I was going to and I left the working out for a bit, thought I’d keep a check on it. But with the Christmas puddings and cakes, before I knew it I was 230lb (16.4 stone) which was 30lb more than I should be.

The pop star says that he hired a dietitian after reading a US diet book named Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance, fixing his diet and upping his intake of fresh and raw foods.

Tom explained that he would love to recommend it to anybody.

The book Syndrome X tells you to get back to what we used to eat when we were gatherers and hunters.

The 78 years old singer suggest to eat anything that’s natural – meat, veg, and fish.

The Welsh singer also quit drinking for a few months later after his dietitian was shocked to discover that the pop star was drinking a bottle of red wine with his dinner.

Jones added – 

What I didn’t tell him was I’d started off with a martini, had a cognac and a bottle of champagne too. 


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The Voice coach also recently took up boxing, after he was  forced to cancel a number of concerts as he battled a bacterial infection and was rushed to hospital in July last year.

At the time, updates were announced on his Twitter handle which stated that the singer had been treated in hospital.

Speaking to the US Magazine – The Mirror, Tom said:

I’ve got a trainer who comes to see me. A lot of stretching and boxing thrown in. He puts the gloves on and we do a couple of rounds in the gym, which is really good. It’s a good cardiovascular workout. It keeps me on my toes. I do it twice a week and get in the gym whenever – three times a week usually. Also I try to watch my diet too.

The songwriter and legendary singer returned to the stage in August, two months after being hospitalized.

Speaking about the illness, Jones told the Mirror (US magazine) that he was on the road and when he got to London, he wasn’t feeling so good, he felt weak and his team told him to get himself checked, his blood and everything.

The Delilah chart-topper said:

I just didn’t feel good and they said you need antibiotics. So they gave it intravenously and that was it. If it had happened at another time, nobody would have taken any notice. I would have gone in for a couple of days and that would have been it. But I had to cancel shows. So that was a big deal.


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Thomas John Woodward revealed that in just 5 months, he shed more than 30 pounds and he got back to working out. The famous Voice Coach in now trying to make it to the gym at least three days a week, even if he’s on the road.

Speaking exclusively in an Interview, Tom Jones – explained the principles of eating Paleo.

Take a look…


What is the Paleo diet?

Paleo Diet Explained

Paleo diet is a diet based upon predominantly unprocessed foods including fish, meat, fruit, poultry, vegetables, nuts, herbs and seeds.

The chief benefit to choosing these diet foods is the fact that they’re some of the most nutritious foods available to us in terms of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidant content, plus these foods have always been the basis of the human diet.

 Eat like a caveman and drop weights. That’s the theory behind the Paleo Diet.  

The expert’s claims that by eating like our prehistoric ancestors, one can be leaner and less likely to get heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other problems.

Paleo diet also called the Stone Age diet or the Caveman Diet, it’s basically a high-fiber, high-protein eating plan that make sure you can lose weight without cutting calories.


Foods to Eat And Avoid On Paleo Diet

Start taking Paleo diet and you’ll eat a lot of fresh fruits, lean meats, vegetables, and healthier fats.

Here’s what you can eat:

  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthier oils, such as coconut oil and olive oil

On this diet, you can’t eat processed foods. And since our ancestors were not farmers, but hunter-gatherers, say goodbye to dairy and wheat, along with other grains and legumes (such as peanuts and beans).

Other foods to avoid:

  • Dairy
  • Refined sugar
  • Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Refined vegetable oils, such as canola

Paleo Diet doesn’t allow calorie counting, and the fiber-rich vegetables and fruits will fill you up, as will the lean meat.


Are there any limitations?

Absolutely YES! The Paleo Diet allows for some cheating, especially when doing for the first time. Once you start, you can eat what you want for 3 meals a week.

Those are actually called “open meals”. Besides, you can challenge yourself to just one “open meal” per week.

Packaged foods or meals?

None. Processed foods are strictly prohibited.

Exercise: Not necessarily required when you’re losing weight. But experts strongly recommend it to maintain weight loss and improve overall health.

Does Paleo Diet Allow for Dietary Restrictions or Preferences?

Vegetarian or vegan: This Caveman Diet points out fish and meat, as it’s impossible to follow this kind of diet without eating seafood, meat, or eggs. Some of the proteins enriched vegetables such as beans and other legumes, are not allowed.

Low-salt diet: This diet doesn’t allow salt, so it may help you cut down on sodium. If you do eat any food that comes from a box or a can, you would still need to check the sodium on food levels.

Does Paleo Diet Work?

Eliminating all dairy, sugar, grains, processed food, and more likely lead to weight loss, but it may be a tough plan to follow long term due to the dietary limitations and restrictions.

There’re numerous researches on certain aspects of the Paleo Diet.

While they may not support all the claims made by this diet plan, they’ve found that a diet rich in lean protein and pant-based food can make you feel fuller, help you lose weight and control blood sugar levels.

Is Paleo Diet Good for Certain Conditions?

Clinical trials show that paleo diet can lower the risk of blood pressure, heart disease, and inflammation, plus reduce acne, lose weight, and promote optimum health and athletic performance.

Eliminating processed foods and salt makes this low-sodium diet good for people with high blood pressure.


The Conclusion

If you’re able to spend the money buying unprocessed, whole foods, and are willing to dedicate the time in the kitchen preparing them, then this meal plan may help you lose weight.

Supplement the plan with a multivitamin in order to help fill in the nutrient gaps.

Apart from this if you prefer a more flexible approach to weight loss that’s less focused on meat and offers a wider variety of foods, look for another plan.


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