Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Weight Loss & Dieting

How 'True Blood' star Stephen Moyer shaped up for 'Sound of Music'

See also

It sounds like quite a leap from focusing on vampires in "True Blood" to swooning for Carrie Underwood in "The Sound of Music." But for "True Blood" hottie Stephen Moyer, it's all in a day's work. How did he get in shape for "The Sound of Music?" Find out below.

Moyer enjoys boxing, and works out regularly with a trainer. Talking with Men's Health magazine, he admitted that he needs the trainer to force him to work out hard.

"Cardio is the devil," he groans as he jumps rope. But he's dedicated, doing boxing in addition to a full-out strength routine.

His diet guidelines include:

  • Eat seven times a day, but eat small portions.
  • Don't use food for emotional reasons. "I certainly act out in other ways, but I don't think eating is one of them," he says.
  • Concoct healthy snacks. "I started a habit of eating an apple, a bit of cheese, and some almonds together. Like in Ratatouille, where the rat eats the cheese and goes, 'Mmm.' Then he eats the fruit: 'Mmm.' Then he eats them together and these fireworks go off in his head. Trust me: apple, cheese, almonds. It's bloody good."

In addition, Moyer recommends using Japanese cooking techniques.

"If you go to Japanese restaurants, they use big bamboo steamers to cook their fish," he says. "I do the same, but instead of steaming the fish straight on the bamboo, I put a piece of fish onto a plate inside the steamer. Put ginger on top and a few drops of soy sauce. Steam for 10 minutes, and it comes out unbelievable."

Tip: If you missed the live broadcast on NBC, you can find out about the CD version of "The Sound of Music Live" by clicking here. In addition, the DVD is now available for ordering: Find out more by clicking here.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Key genes linked to why some people perceive more pain than others.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518131571" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Bento box
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517399112" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • A new gene variant found increases the risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meat.
    <div class="video-info" data-id="496798023" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!