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TBTCE: Carol Alt & Raw Foods

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Carol Alt is one of the most renowned Supermodels in history, but she didn't start her career thinking she would end up with that sort of title.
Air Date: 1/23/20
Duration: 11:20
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Carol Alt
Carol Alt is the ultimate pioneer and chameleon; constantly on the lookout for new ideas and new frontiers. Since her days as the world's most renowned Supermodel, Carol Alt has gone on to be multi-award winning actress, bestselling author on Raw Food Nutrition and hosting her own show, A Healthy You, on Fox News. Having twice graced the cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Magazine's Swimsuit Edition and in February 2014 Alt was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit franchise. Alt's other activities include hosting various TV and radio morning shows and newscasts, including Good Day Live, GMA, Access Hollywood, and E! Entertainment. Forever touted as "the model that started the Supermodel trend" by John Casablanca, the owner of Elite Models – made Carol the first ever "Super Elite Model in the Supeer Elite Division." The press therefore dubbed her the first "Supermodel."
  • Book Title: Easy Sexy Raw: 130 Raw Food Recipes, Tools, and Tips to Make You Feel Gorgeous and Satisfied, Eating in the Raw: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Slimmer, Feeling Healthier, and Looking Younger the Raw-Food Way
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/modelcarolalt
  • Guest Twitter Account: @ModelCarolAlt
TBTCE: Carol Alt & Raw Foods
Welcome to our new series, "Throw Back Thursday: Celebrity Edition" (or TBTCE). In the following weeks, we'll be featuring various celebrity interviews from over the years. Hope you enjoy!

TBTCE: Carol Alt

Carol Alt is one of the most renowned Supermodels in history, but she didn't start her career thinking she would end up with that sort of title.

Carol was studying law at Hofstra University, working as a waitress and even had completed Army ROTC. She only started modeling at 18 as a "summer job," after being encouraged by a photographer who came into the restaurant where she worked.

Never in a million years did she imagine where it would lead; not just in terms of her work as a model, but also in her pioneering efforts in the raw food movement.

Back when Carol started modeling, nobody thought about healthy eating and proper nutrition. She ate what her mother made, most of which was not healthy at all by today's standards.

But she also had to maintain the figure of a model. Carol fully admits that if she had discovered raw food eating earlier, she may have had a very different career because she was always hungry and tired. All she could manage was go to work and get home.

And, not only did her nutrition suffer, but Carol's health was never truly in check. She suffered from colds and flu, sinus infections, heartburn and lowered immunity.

When she found raw foods, all that went away and she discovered a way of eating that provided her with vitality, energy and youthfulness.

In this segment (part one of two), Carol joins Andrea to share how she got started with her modeling career, as well as how she has become such a proponent of the raw food movement.