Clarification of Answer by
30 Oct 2003 05:21 PST
I have looked through numerous fan sites. I have also searched on
combinations of diverse terms, including: interview with Tom Cruise,
Tom Cruise gym, fitness, fitness regime fitness regimen, diet,
favourite foods, favorite foods and have not come up with anything
that implies Tom Cruise follows one specific diet or exercise program.
The only direct quotation that I found from the man himself is in the
link I supplied you in my original answer.
Here is what I have found:
He has in the past employed Jill Pettijohn, a chef who promotes a raw
food diet, although she is now with Donna Karan.
New Zealand-born chef Jill Pettijohn, who has worked for Tom Cruise,
Nicole Kidman and Drew Barrymore. Pettijohn, who trained as a nurse
and has been a vegetarian for 20 years
On the other hand, he also orders wikki wikki wings (presumably
chicken) at the Rainforest Café in London
Restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa, whom some call the worlds greatest sushi
chef, claims in his book that Tom Cruises favourite out of the dishes
he prepares is Sashimi Salad (sashimi is raw fish).
According to the executive chef at Agos restaurant in Hollywood:
Tom Cruise always orders rigatoni with tomato and basil at Ago, with
an artichoke salad on the side. He gets a takeaway delivered when he's
out of town.
Tom Cruise supplied a recipe for Paul Newmans book Newman's Own
Cookbook. The recipe is for Linguine with Zesty Red Clam Sauce and
you can read it here:
There is a claim that when dining at Cynthia's Restaurant in Los
Angeles, Cruises favourite dessert is blackberry cobbler
Tom Cruise is said to practise the martial art jeet kune do, which
involves grappling and fighting with 28-inch bamboo canes
Guardian, October 4, 2003
and also the martial art Krav Maga
a self-defense system that was created by the Israeli defense forces
and is now used by many US police forces as a fitness tool.
As mentioned in the interview I found for you, Tom Cruise likes having
access to a gym at all times. It is claimed he annoyed potential gym
users among hotel guests in Singapore by making the hotel transfer all
the gym equipment to his private suite.
There is a Time Magazine article that supposedly gives a behind the
scenes look at Tom Cruise. However, I was unable to investigate this
for you, because access costs $2.50, which is more than the fee
offered for your question.