With all the celebrity trainers in Hollywood yearning to be chosen by Matthew McConaughey, he went straight to an actor famed for his skill at dieting for roles: Tom Hanks, reported the Toronto Sun on October 18.
Matthew wanted to lose 50 pounds for his role as an AIDS victim in the film "The Dallas Buyers Club." And he knew that Tom possessed the weight loss wisdom to help him achieve that goal. Ironically, Tom has succeeded so well in yo-yo dieting that some experts link those diets to his recent diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: Learn more by clicking here.
To achieve that emaciated appearance, Matthew talked with Tom "about what he learned about losing weight for 'Philadelphia' and 'Cast Away' and I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this."
However, Matthew admitted that when he reached 135 pounds, he had many people ask him whether he was feeling all right. That, to Matthew, was his ideal weight.
"I was going around and people were going, 'Hey, are you feeling all right?' But then I hit 135 pounds and I ran into somebody and they didn't just ask if I was all right, they said, 'My God, we need to get you some help'. And I thought, 'There we go. That's the perfect spot'," he explained
To those who contend that Matthew's drastic diet could result in illness, the star denies their comments.
"I fed myself good food, just not much of it. I found through this journey that the human body is much more resilient than we give it credit for," he added.
And rather than lose energy, Matthew says he felt more energized with his weight loss.
"Somebody told me they heard a story about how I didn't have any energy on set, but I was kind of uncontainable with energy. All the acuity, energy and power I lost from the neck down transferred to the neck up," he explained.