From a world of LSD, ecstasy and coke to emu and activated almond dumplings: Pete Evans & # 039; evolution

From a world of LSD, ecstasy and cocaine to emu dumplings and activated almonds: the chef & # 39; Paleo & # 39; Pete Evans (pictured) revealed how a fateful trip to hairdressers changed his life forever on Thursday

& # 39; Paleo & # 39; Pete Evans is evangelical about leading what he considers a healthy lifestyle.

His strict adherence to the controversial paleolithic diet, with its activated almonds, emu meatballs and bone broth, is well known.

But in a surprising new interview, the now 45-year-old has revealed that things were very different in his younger years.

Scroll down to watch the video

From a world of LSD, ecstasy and cocaine to emu dumplings and activated almonds: the chef & # 39; Paleo & # 39; Pete Evans (pictured) revealed how a fateful trip to hairdressers changed his life forever on Thursday

From a world of LSD, ecstasy and cocaine to emu dumplings and activated almonds: the chef & # 39; Paleo & # 39; Pete Evans (pictured) revealed how a fateful trip to hairdressers changed his life forever on Thursday

On Thursday, in Who Week's Who Are You podcast, Pete, 45, said he once inhabited a world full of LSD, ecstasy, cocaine and alcohol. as a young chef.

"The Gold Coast culinary scene at that time was full of alcohol and speed like drugs of choice, but in Melbourne it was very different, it was more the environment of LSD, ecstasy, cocaine and alcohol that I put as an 18 year old" said Pete to the Who Pete Timbs interviewer.

Working from 100 to 110 & # 39; hours a week and still dating and celebrating, Pete said it was a fateful trip for hairdressers that sparked a moment of revelation.

Wildlife: Speaking on Who Week's Who Are You podcast, Pete, 45, revealed that he once inhabited a world full of "LSD, ecstasy, cocaine and alcohol" as a young chef. In the photo: Pete Evans in 2010

Wildlife: Speaking on Who Week's Who Are You podcast, Pete, 45, revealed that he once inhabited a world full of "LSD, ecstasy, cocaine and alcohol" as a young chef. In the photo: Pete Evans in 2010

Wildlife: Speaking on Who Week's Who Are You podcast, Pete, 45, revealed that he once inhabited a world full of "LSD, ecstasy, cocaine and alcohol" as a young chef. In the photo: Pete Evans in 2010

"I was about 20 years old and I read a book at this hairdresser, a book by Anthony Robbins called Unlimited Power," Pete said on the podcast.

"After 20 minutes of reading it, I got hooked in. I had no idea of ​​human potential … how to set goals, how to eliminate fears … That took me down a different path, so the party stopped after reading that book .

The American self-help guru Anthony Robbins, 58, is the author of best-selling books of Unlimited Power and Awaken The Giant Within, among others.

"The Gold Coast culinary scene at that time was full of alcohol and speed like drugs of choice, but in Melbourne it was very different, it was more the environment of LSD, ecstasy, cocaine and alcohol that I put as an 18 year old" said Pete on Thursday

Pete has undoubtedly come a long way since leaving the hairdressing salon: the former chef de Hugos has hosted numerous TV cooking shows, including the most famous My Kitchen Rules, with Manu Feildel.

He is also the author of seven books, including Pizza and Healthy Every Day.

Added to that list of laundry achievements, there is a line of kitchenware and cooking utensils, and even a variety of Paleo dog foods.

Love life: Pete is married to former model Nicola Watson, 41

Love life: Pete is married to former model Nicola Watson, 41

Love life: Pete is married to former model Nicola Watson, 41

Horsing around as dad: Pete has two daughters, Indii, 10, and Chilli (pictured), 13, from his previous marriage with Astrid Edlinger

Horsing around as dad: Pete has two daughters, Indii, 10, and Chilli (pictured), 13, from his previous marriage with Astrid Edlinger

Horsing around as dad: Pete has two daughters, Indii, 10, and Chilli (pictured), 13, from his previous marriage with Astrid Edlinger

However, it has provoked the ire of Australian medical professionals for their controversial views on the "dangers" of water fluoridation, how an adherence to the paleo diet can cure autism & # 39; and the broth of bones as a healthy alternative to the formula for babies.

Pete is married to former model Nicola Watson, 41, and has two daughters, Indii, 10, and Chilli, 13, from his previous marriage with Astrid Edlinger.

.