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Two Ways To Be Thin

Millions of chubby, plump and overweight humans want to lose weight, but they can’t. I have always been impressed with how hard it is for most people. They need more powerful motivation. I read decades ago that most people can’t save money…until they want to buy a house and need a down payment. With that kind of goal, they are able to save. What does it really take to inspire an average person to eat less and exercise more? What will do it in a majority of cases.

I am constantly awed by movie stars who want to be hired for a particular role, and somehow have minimal problems dropping 20-50 pounds. Either money, ego or a great acting part can keep some actors from eating more than 600 calories a day! Below are some incredible examples of actor weight loss.

However the video above shows how anyone can look thinner…at least for some situations. Try it at home, and see if it works!

Matthew McConaughey lost 40 pounds

Matthew McConaughey lost 40 pounds

Matt Damon lost 40 pounds

Matt Damon lost 40 pounds

Tom Hanks had to first GAIN 50 pounds and then lose it all

Tom Hanks had to first GAIN 50 pounds and then lose it all

Christian Bale lost 63 pounds

Christian Bale lost 63 pounds

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How Christian Bale Gains And Loses 50-100 Pounds For Movie Roles

Bale's range of change

Batman Bale

Yo-yo dieting is a way of life for some, but for Hollywood actors, gaining and losing lots of weight is part of the job. When it is so hard for many ordinary people to lose weight or even to gain it, what kind of discipline do actors have that allows them to succeed at this challenge?

For Christian Bale’s performance in the new boxing film, The Fighter, the actor dramatically “transformed” himself from Batman buff to “rail thin” for his role as drug addict and former boxer Dicky Eklund.

Bale in The Fighter

The 6-foot-tall actor dropped 63 pounds to play a chronic insomniac in The Machinist in 2003. (see “skinny Bale” above left) His secret to dropping all the way down to 122 pounds? Starvation, vitamins, and lots of gym time. As part of the process, Bale consulted a nutritionist who advised him about how much weight he could safely lose — but the actor kept going past that point. “I lost another 20 pounds below what she said I should stop at,” he told the BBC.

Amazingly after the Machinist, Bale hired a personal trainer to help him gain 100 pounds (45 kg) in the span of only a couple of months to help him physically prepare for the role of Batman in 2005. He first went well over the weight required and created concern over whether he would look right for the part. Bale recognized that his large physique was not appropriate for Batman, who relies on speed and strategy. He lost the excess weight by the time filming began.

It can’t be healthy or good for your heart to create these huge fluctuations. But how does he make it happen so easily, when normal people can’t gain or lose just 5-10 pounds?

I’ll show more examples in other posts of actors who alter their weight for the screen. Maybe we can learn what the secret is that makes it possible…

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When Celebrities Lose Weight, You Can See Their New Shapes

When so many people have trouble exercising or losing weight, it’s good to learn about those who somehow succeed in their quest for more muscles or less pounds. A recent story about celebrities who lost huge amounts suggests that if you are on camera, you are really motivated to do it…eventually. But catch the drastic weight losses of Christian Bale and 50 Cent below. What incredible discipline. Then there is Star Jones, who cheated a tad…to lose 150 pounds…

Jennifer Hudson went from a size 16 to a 6 as a Weight Watchers spokesperson.

Drew Carey lost a reported 80 pounds this year with a combination of no-carb diet and cardio workouts

50 Cent lost some 50 pounds in just nine weeks to play a cancer patient in 'Things Fall Apart.'

John Goodman, who once weighed 400 pounds, debuted a much slimmer look this year.

Christian Bale lost a staggering 63 pounds to play the lead role in 'The Machinist.'

Valerie Bertinelli lost 40 pounds as a Jenny Craig spokesperson. This year she ran a marathon.

Kelly Osbourne lost about 40 pounds on 'Dancing with the Stars' and has kept it off.

Star Jones rapidly lost 150 pounds in 2003, and it took her until 2007 to admit she had had gastric bypass surgery.

Sara Rue lost about 40 pounds on Jenny Craig.

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Some Famous Celebrities’ Chests

I keep bumping into impressive upper bodies…there is even a list of the 10 best male chests. It’s got to be partially tongue in cheek—check out some of those who used their influence to somehow make the cut. I also included a mixed martial arts fighter identified as Stephan Bonnar. Now he really has some abs to inspire guys like me.

mixed-martial-arts fighter stephan bonnar

mixed-martial-arts fighter stephan bonnar


will smith

will smith


christian bale

christian bale


daniel craig

daniel craig


jesus luz

jesus luz


bill clinton—needs to work on his abs

bill clinton—needs to work on his abs

sacha baron cohen—is he wearing a V for virility?

sacha baron cohen—is he wearing a V for virility?

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