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Is Trudie Styler secretly paleo?

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Created July 13, 2011 at 2:16 PM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2014122/Five-hour-tantric-sex-Sting-Ill-save-world-gluten-free-dinners-An-eye-opening-encounter-Trudie-Styler.html

Is Sting's longtime companion paleo-sympathetic? She seems to at least be gluten-free and sugar-free. Any verdicts or other supporting/contradicting evidence?

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on July 14, 2011
at 06:13 AM

He is great. Many of those songs are written for her.........!

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on July 14, 2011
at 05:20 AM

I still secretly enjoy a lot of Sting's solo work

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on July 13, 2011
at 04:03 PM

I was surprised to read and not see her identified specifically as vegan or vegetarian; would have otherwise supposed that she were before this article. Was curious if others happened to know anything specific about her clearly deliberate eating lifestyle.

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on July 13, 2011
at 04:49 PM

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on July 13, 2011
at 06:01 PM

She's into home cooking/growing as her Lake House Cookbook certainly attests to (whether she actually does the cooking or gardens is another matter). In the UK, locavore/organic is the buzzword and I do not think that Trudie would encourage being labelled Paleo as this would not be the image she wants to put across if the image she wants to put across is anything like her cookbook image.

Here is the link for her Lakehousetable food range, and it is classically British fare, not paleo and DEF. not vegan/vegetarian. It slips into the Waitrose/Sainsbury's supermarket type branding bracket, which is heavily into animal welfare, local produce and high food preparation standards - something that paleos also find very important.

She certainly does not feed her children paleo food, as the famous law suit with her nanny Jane Martin shows:

"She had told the tribunal that she had been made to work 14-hour days while heavily pregnant. On one occasion, when she was seven months pregnant, she had to take a train and taxi from Lake House to London, costing ??148 in travel and ??300 overtime, just to prepare soup and salad for Miss Styler.

[Martin] frequently had to make the same journey just to cook a bowl of pasta for the couple's youngest child, even though the London household contained two nannies, two housekeepers and a butler." from here.

Personally, I find her to be really rather fake about her 'food passion', and feel she has just jumped on a foody band wagon which is selling in the UK at the moment. I do not think she would see paleo as such as lucrative money making label........so let's do her and us a favour and not label her as one..

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on July 14, 2011
at 05:20 AM

I still secretly enjoy a lot of Sting's solo work

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(7073)

on July 14, 2011
at 06:13 AM

He is great. Many of those songs are written for her.........!

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:18 PM

I remember reading about her food choices years ago after the birth of what I think was their last child. She said she went vegetarian and that her youngest child was more alert and smarter than her older children. Ugh.

I'm guessing she may just be one of those health nuts who bounces around from fad to fad, buzzword to buzzword. What else are you going to do with your time when you're that wealthy?

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on July 13, 2011
at 02:51 PM

It's hard to say really. As Patrik pointed out in his latest newsletter, gluten-free seems to have become a sort of generic health buzzword, so it is just as likely to be associated with agave syrup and hemp oil brandishing vegans as red-in-tooth-and-claw Paleos.

That being said, she doesn't seem to care if she is perceived to be a little kooky, and so if she identified as Paleo, she probably wouldn't have any qualms about directly identifying herself as such.

But however much we may want Paleo to go mainstream, do we really want to welcome her into the Paleo/Primal/WAPF big tent? Combining her reputation for kookiness with labelling her Paleo could increase the accusations that Paleo is just a crazy fad diet.

As the article mentions, she is not exactly the most sympathetic of celebrities, so potentially there could also be a sort of "Morrissey effect" e.g. "If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then I'll eat meat; that's how much I hate Morrissey." Only in this case replace meat with "wheat".

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on July 13, 2011
at 04:03 PM

I was surprised to read and not see her identified specifically as vegan or vegetarian; would have otherwise supposed that she were before this article. Was curious if others happened to know anything specific about her clearly deliberate eating lifestyle.

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