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Q: Tom Cruise Diet and Exercise Regimen ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Tom Cruise Diet and Exercise Regimen
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: markabe-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 26 Oct 2003 02:16 PST
Expires: 25 Nov 2003 02:16 PST
Question ID: 269768
Tom Cruise is currently my favourite actor, and I read that he follows
a very strict diet and exercise regime.

Dustin Hoffman commented that Cruise "eats like an old fart," and
Robert Sellers’ biography mentions that Cruise works out every day. I
also read that he has a personal trainer.

I imagine that it would be very strict, seeing as he had to do a lot
of physical work in movies like Mission:Impossible 2.

What diet and exercise regimen does Tom Cruise follow?
Subject: Re: Tom Cruise Diet and Exercise Regimen
Answered By: tehuti-ga on 26 Oct 2003 02:56 PST
Hello markabe,

I have found an article published on July 24, 2003, in "The Journal",
a local news paper from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK), that gives the
information you want:

Tom Cruise is 41 years old, 5ft 7 inches tall and weighs 201 pounds.
He has been keen on sport and fitness all his life.  He was in the
wrestling team of his high school, but had to leave it after injuring
his knee.  That was when he took up acting.

When he filmed Mission Impossible in the UK, he had his own gym flown
out so that he could continue with his training.  However, he does not
follow any specific exercise schedule:
"He says he tries to get five hours' sleep a night, but he doesn't
have a specific fitness regime. "However, I am an active person - I
like to hike, jog, sail, sky-dive, rollerblade, and play squash and
tennis. And when I'm doing movies such as Mission: Impossible, all
those stunts keep me in good shape." "

And here is what he says about his diet:
"I try not to eat too much junk food, although I do love it," he says.
"Growing up, I always ate what was on my plate and sometimes the
person who finished first got the extra piece. So when I first began
making money as an actor, it was a thrill being able to have any kind
of food I wanted and eat as much as I liked. These days I love
well-prepared lobster, pasta and flounder ... and strawberries."

Information from: "Celebrity bodies: Tom Cruise" Jul 24 2003 By The

Search strategy:  diet "Tom cruise"

Request for Answer Clarification by markabe-ga on 30 Oct 2003 02:43 PST

The article you found is inconsistent with the findings from two
biographies that I've read.

Can you find articles that are more specific?

Clarification of Answer by tehuti-ga on 30 Oct 2003 05:21 PST
Hello markabe,

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,3858,4560596-108294,00.html 

Restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa, whom some call the world’s greatest sushi
chef, claims in his book that Tom Cruise’s favourite out of the dishes
he prepares is Sashimi Salad (sashimi is raw fish). 

According to the executive chef at Ago’s 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.”,9950,907892,00.html

Tom Cruise supplied a recipe for Paul Newman’s 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, Cruise’s 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, 2003,3605,1054151,00.html 

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.”,9544,270_164201-2,00.html

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.,10987,1101020624-263003,00.html
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