If we lost a quarter of our body weight after already being fit, we'd want a burger too!
Matthew McConaughey is down to 143 lbs, and we gotta say, the dude might need a burger if he's going to stop himself from passing out! Like we said before, he lost the weight to play the real-life AIDS-afflicted character of Ron Woodroof in The Dallas Buyers Club.
Here's what he said about it all:
'I feel good, now. Overall, probably got 35 percent less energy. The tough part, there have been plateaus. Getting past 170 [lbs] was really hard, but then once you get into the 167, the next 7 come off easy. Getting past 160, really hard. But then you fly down to 150. Getting past 150 was really hard. And then, bam, got down to 143 and that's where I want to be. Once you get past the plateau, the body seems to understand, "OK this is where we're living now, this is where we are,' so the energy rises".'
So what has he done to lose the weight?
'I'm doing cardio but I'll tell you what, the more I've learned is – and I think it comes with age too – is it's 90 percent diet. It's 90 percent amount and then what you're eating because right now I'm not losing any more weight if I burn 1,500 calories, two hours of cardio in an afternoon, or if I don't. It doesn't matter. It's a matter of how much I eat or how little I eat.
'The organs shrink, so my stomach has shrunk as well. So as much as I can't wait to have that cheeseburger, on the day, it'll be damn hard to eat the whole thing. I choose to pick my places where there's less good smells and temptations. I don't want to be doing this interview at a Pizza Hut buffet.'
Well, we assume it goes without saying that his job and his case is a special one — and that nobody should be trying to replicate what he's doing. He was already at an extremely healthy weight, and now he's probably being closely monitored.
There's no reason why anyone should be doing this, and even 'for a job' is questionable!
We hope you get that burger soon, Matthew!
[Image via AKM-GSI.]