Tom Arnold did not follow a specific diet plan during his 100 lb weight loss transformation – but stuck to a few general rules of thumb.
Here is an example of how Tom structured his diet between eating out at various establishments all over the world and having his wife cook delicious home cooked meals when he was at home.
Tom’s Diet Plan
Tom would always make sure he had some kind of fruit to start his day to supercharge his energy levels and jumpstart his metabolism.
When he was on the road he would often order oatmeal with a large side of fruit. This was his go to meal when he was ordering breakfast in his hotel room since most hotels had oatmeal and fresh fruit.
On days when Tom was really pressed for time he bought a protein powder and would make a simple chocolate whey protein shake and have a piece of fruit along with it.
This made breakfast really convenient for Tom when he was pressed for time and touring around the globe.
When he was at home his wife would cook a delicious breakfast consisting of scrambled egg whites topped with fresh sliced avocado. This is a filling and nutritious breakfast and was his “go to” when he was at home.
Late Morning Snacks:
Tom says that one of the biggest changes he made in his diet was his choice of snacks.
Snacking was really easy for him regardless of his schedule or where he was because he would always be prepared and have portioned bags of mixed nuts along with him.
Tom’s favorite was the 100 calorie packs of chocolate almonds – and he would also consume cashews on a regular basis.
On days when he didn’t have mixed nuts he would opt for a small piece of protein to feed his metabolism and pair it with an apple, banana, or some grapes.
Lunch would vary for him depending on where he was at the time, but the most important thing he did during his amazing weight loss transformation was swap the usual burger, fries and soda for a salad with a lean protein choice.
Tom tried to eliminate as much bread as possible – and this made a dramatic impact on his weight loss and energy levels.
Tom was also very conscious of the salad dressing he would use. This meant no ranch, blue cheese and other fatty salad dressings. Tom would make sure to order lower calorie salad dressings, and when he was at home would use Walden Farms calorie free salad dressing line.
Due to Tom’s work schedule many days he would skip a late afternoon snack altogether – but on days when he did have one he usually went with a fruit smoothie and added a scoop of vanilla protein.
The smoothie-helped boost Tom’s energy levels on long work days when touring and working on movie sets.
One thing that Tom incorporated into his late afternoon regimen was supplementing with the weight loss and metabolism booster Garcinia Cambogia.
This helped curb his appetite even further and greatly improved his energy levels.
Tom was very conscious of eliminating carbohydrates late at night – so would stick to many salads and lean proteins late at night.
When Tom was back home his trainer made sure that he ate a lot of protein and eliminated almost all carbohydrate intake after 7 Pm. This meant many dinners consisted of grilled chicken, pork chops, and Tom’s favorite – lean grass fed beef.
To add some delicious flavor Tom would top protein with no sugar added hot sauce and occasionally fresh sliced avocado.