Actor Paul Rudd, who turns 49 in October, revealed he has a new method for staying young: “diet.”
On the latest episode of “Oscar Watson’s Birthday Box,” a podcast created for a podcast host and his production company, Rudd said he is still a “foodie” and if he had time, he would eat everything that was around him. In fact, when he was a kid, “every Christmas I would have a new chef.” Instead, he prefers “new foods.”
“I always have a mental list of the names of the foods I don’t eat at all,” he said.
But as for eating all of the good food around him, Rudd said he learned a couple of rules for the purpose of getting healthy:
“Rule No. 1 is I really don’t like anything bad. So I usually stop eating something that I don’t like or if I can’t eat anything other than soup at least make sure it’s tasteful — your broccoli, your hot dog.”
He elaborated that “when you feel that, when you know the flavor you could make an entire evening meal out of it.”
“The fact of the matter is that so many foods on the planet that are on our menus are not good for you,” he said. “They’re chemicals that were put in food to make us feel better and when you try to make food as good as something you come up with gout.”
Rudd also shared that he is pretty heavy when eating at the gym.
“I’m on this plateau where I don’t want to eat until after I exercise, and when I get home I don’t want to eat before I exercise,” he said. “I end up eating all the food that they have left. And I’m not a guy who’s a good eater, but I’m very disciplined and I work out pretty consistently.”