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Hugh Jackman shares ‘The Wolverine' diet

The highly anticipated movie of the summer, “The Wolverine” hits theaters July 2013. One of the things many viewers will notice is how ripped Jackman got for this movie. According to Zimbio on May 30, one would never know that Hugh is “actually quite a skinny person.” That translates to a lot of time and effort for Jackman to look like his veins are going to pop out of his skin.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Actor Hugh Jackman speaks onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
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In the interview, Jackman gave insight to how and what he eats to get into Wolverine shape. “When you’re bulking, you’re just eating so much food. What I do is I eat in an eight hour period, it's all the rage this diet now. It's called the 16-8 diet. For 16 hours of the day, I fast, so I don't eat. Between ten in the morning and six o'clock at night... I eat 5,000 calories. And then I eat nothing ... it's more about, 'This is a disgusting amount of food, I can't eat another bite.' I literally talk to myself like I'm training — 'One more mouthful, c'mon man! You can do it! Just one more mouthful! Half a chicken breast to go and then you've got it! Just two meals left!'"

Hugh says he eats chicken breasts and spinach, both steamed and no salt. While that might not be the ideal diet for most, it’s certainly working for him. What do you think, is Hugh “jacked” (see what I did there?) too much or just right? Sound off in the comments below.

The movie synopsis:

Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, finds himself in Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.

With a movie plot like that it's no wonder Jackman has to get ripped for the role.

What do you think; do you prefer a ripped Hugh Jackman or the naturally thin and lean version?

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