Gerard Butler explains drastic weight loss

Gerard Butler, who at various times has been described as paunchy, is noticeably skinnier these days, and following his recent appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival, the media wanted to know the reason behind his weight loss. He told USA Today: “If I wear a long shirt, everyone says ‘Oh my God, he lost so much weight!’ But this is how I look. I just used to be a lot bigger. But now I’m surfing. I’m doing a surf movie so I have to slim down. I don’t know … maybe I’m sick or something!” When asked what his secret to weight loss is, he deadpanned: “I ate my last meal in October and I run about 40 miles a day.” On a more serious note, he added, “I’m joking. It’s just doing a lot of cardio and extremely watching what I eat. I stopped lifting big weights and I’m doing yoga. It’s not hard to be in shape … it’s hard to be in really good shape. I generally train for a role and give everything to that, and then you stop and then you do it again.”

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  1. Angela • September 15, 2011 @ 9:29 AM

    He is hot! Fat or thin! Like his attitude too!

  2. Karyn • September 15, 2011 @ 9:30 AM

    Still Looks Amazing!! Love his movies. Law Abiding Citizen one of my favs. His snapshot here reminds me a bit of a cross between Bradley Cooper and Matthew McConaughey. Must be the hair!!

  3. Angela • September 15, 2011 @ 9:43 AM

    Karyn, that is why I like him, he does kind of look like Matthew McConaughey! You have enlightened me!

  4. Terry • September 15, 2011 @ 11:40 AM

    Well if it’s Matther McConaughey that you really like, why do you think it’s Gerard Butler that’s hot?

  5. Linda • September 15, 2011 @ 1:56 PM

    He’s hot, no matter what size he is, I agree!! : ) What a babe…mmmmmm.

  6. Callie • September 15, 2011 @ 8:14 PM

    I think he’s so hot with his rugged good looks and dreamy dreamy accent!

  7. Kris • September 16, 2011 @ 12:16 AM

    Saw him at TIFF on Sunday. He has gorgeous thick hair and undeniable sex appeal. Anyone remembers Lara Croft? YUM YUM!

  8. J. • September 16, 2011 @ 5:15 AM

    He’s a more rugged version of Bradley Cooper–think they’re both sexy!

  9. Angela • September 16, 2011 @ 10:16 AM

    Terry! What is wrong with thinking both are hot?! Duh?

  10. Marcis Ryan • September 16, 2011 @ 10:52 AM

    Personally I think he has gone over board on the life style change. Looks on the sick side. I saw him on the View and it took me a minute to recognie him. I loved Gerard with the pounchy look (his word), I never saw him as fat just fringing sexy. I thought he was hot and never heard anything about him with comparisaons to others like in these comments. Oh well, if he’s in a surf movie his logic makes sense and from what he explained he is doing it in a healthy way. Love you Gerard no matter how you look……no pouchy was hot. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. wyche1 • September 17, 2011 @ 11:19 AM

    looks great! better slimmer..

  12. C-Dub • September 19, 2011 @ 2:01 PM

    He can do larger frame or smaller frame. He and Christian Bale must have the same dietician. They can go from one extreme to another. But that’s certainly dedication to a role. Then again, I would too for millions of $.

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