Tom Hanks: the latest celebrity to quit sugar

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Sweet stop: Hollywood

We were pleased to find out the other day that another of our favourite Hollywood stars has given up sugar. (And we’re wondering who will be next!)

Tom Hanks was so impressed by Alec Baldwin’s transformation that he’s decided to steer clear of the white stuff, too.

“You get into your mid-50s and and you find out you have high blood sugar and you say, ‘What the f**k? Me? No.’ But, yeah!”

Baldwin lost 15kgs after his wife encouraged him to cut sugar from his diet. “Sugar was the real killer for me” says Baldwin. And now Hanks is committing to do the same after seeing his friend’s results.

Hanks is best known for his roles in Big, Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, You’ve Got Mail, Cast Away, The Polar Express and the Toy Story series. He is currently the highest all-time box office star, with his films grossing $8.5 billion worldwide.

If you missed Baldwin’s interview with Dr Robert Lustig on sugar and how it’s killing us, you can find it on Here’s The Thing.

And if you’re keen to quit, why not check out our 8-Week Program which starts August 26.

Have you read about any other celebrities that have quit sugar?

  • Anne

    We need more high profile people like this to help get the message across

  • Dolly Levi

    I think Samuel L Jackson is the highest grossing box office star. Hanks is # 2..
    Great interview by Alec Baldwin ! The word is getting out everywhere.

  • IQS_Team

    Hi Deborah,
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