Matthew McConaughey opens up about weight loss

Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey admits he has a lot less energy since his dramatic weight loss. The 43-year-old actor - who sparked concern after he recently dropped 38 pounds from his already lean frame for his role as an AIDS patient in the new movie The Dallas Buyer's Club - revealed his grueling diet has taken a toll. The father of two - whose wife Camilla Alves is pregnant with their third child, told Hitfix: "Overall, [I've] probably got 35 percent less energy, but there's been plateaus. Getting past 170 was really hard, but then once you get [to] 167 the next seven come off easy. Got down to 143 and that's where I want to be. So, once you get past the plateau, your body seems to understand, 'OK, this is where we're leaving now, this is where we are' and so the energy rises. Your organs [and] muscles shrink, your organs shrink [and] my stomach has shrunk as well." The actor also revealed that he lost most of the weight through dieting. He said: "I'm doing cardio but I'll tell you what, the more I've learned is - and I think it comes with age too - is it's 90 percent diet. It's a matter of how much I eat or how little I eat."

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  1. C-Dub • November 24, 2012 @ 2:50 PM

    Just don’t look like Christian Bale in the Machinist. That was wayyy to much. Besides you can work out again and build it back up. He clearly knows how to do that.

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