When it comes to the Chris Martin diet, look to the stars and all they do.
“You are Chris Martin, Coldplay, hugely successful”, presenter Conan O’Brien said the musician on the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast launched Wednesday. “Then you can have dinner with the people you grew up listening to, and I’m curious, have you received any advice from those people?”
While the public may have been hoping for some advice on how to thrive in the music business, Martin, 46, said one thing he learned from eating something with Bruce Springsteen, 73, was to limit his own bites to a food a day.
“I don’t really eat dinner anymore. I stop eating at 4 and learned it over lunch with Bruce Springsteen,” Martin said, explaining that the “Born to Run” rocker is in his pantheon of heroes.
The “Fix You” singer said he met Springsteen for lunch last year after Coldplay performed in Philadelphia.
“I was on a very strict diet anyway, but I thought, Bruce-ster looks even fitter than me,” she continued. Springsteen’s wife, Patti Scialfa, told Martin that “Bruce-ster” only ate one meal a day to maintain his lean physique. Martin thought, “Well there you have it, that’s my next challenge.”
He then joked that Springsteen’s only daily meal was buffalo brisket with sauce on steroids.
Springsteen released his debut album in 1973 and his 21st studio album, “Only the Strong Survive,” last year. In 2021, he sat down with Tim McGraw for Apple Music, and McGraw also commented on the “Thunder Road” rocker’s peak form, asking what his secret was.
“The most important thing is the diet, the diet, the diet”, springsteen said. “I don’t eat too much, and I don’t eat bad food, except once in a while when I want to have a little fun. So I think for anyone trying to get fit, exercise is always important, of course, but diet is 90 percent of the game.”
Martin revealed his strict no-dinner diet days after his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow (whom he “consciously split” with in 2014) revealed a similarly incendiary “wellness routine” that caused an online meltdown.
Paltrow said on the podcast “The Art of Being Well with Dr. Cole” who eats an early dinner and does a “good intermittent fast.” After a cup of coffee in the morning, the Oscar-winning actor and entrepreneur enjoys soup for lunch, but by soup he really means bone broth.