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Rob Lowe has some enlightened takes on eating: 'I'm not a big fan of diets'

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a man wearing a blue uniform holding a baseball bat: rob lowe © Provided by Business Insider Inc rob lowe "I know that there are days where I'm going to want comfort food," the "Code Black" actor told INSIDER.

  • Rob Lowe is the new spokesperson for Atkins. 
  • The actor told INSIDER that he doesn't like diets.
  • He maintains his healthy lifestyle by eating high-protein, low-sugar, and low-carb foods.
  • But he isn't afraid to indulge every once in a while.

Rob Lowe isn't a fan of "diets."

The 53-year-old actor, who was recently named as a spokesperson for Atkins, would rather eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle instead of to lose weight. 

"I'm not a huge fan of diets," the actor told INSIDER. "Diets make it seem like you do it for a certain amount of time, and then you fall off of it, and then you come back to it."

Lowe said the Atkins diet is a good fit for him because he was basically following the eating habits on his own for years before. The Atkins diet is a nutritional plan that promotes eating high-protein, low-sugar, and low-carb foods. Atkins is looking to extend their brand beyond weight loss into a healthy routine. 

"Having a healthy lifestyle and trying to eat well has been a natural part of my life for a long, long time," Lowe said. "So when [Atkins] asked me to partner with them to help remind people that it was a lifestyle, not necessarily a diet, it was a really good fit. That's what I've been doing anyway."

a man wearing a suit and tie: rob lowe © Provided by Business Insider Inc rob lowe The "Code Black" actor stays active and eats consciously. But he does indulge every once in a while. He said pizza and milkshakes were his "downfall."

"I know that there are days where I'm going to want comfort food and to watch the Super Bowl and have nachos and stuff like that," he said. "But I don't beat myself up about it because I know overall that this long-term lifestyle commitment for me is always going to be fine."

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The best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Lowe said, is to simply take each day at a time.

"You don't have to make any big sweeping commitments. Just do the best you can do for yourself today," he said. "Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Then you look back and all of a sudden you've strung together a lot of days where you've done the right things by yourself."

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