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Matthew Mcconaughey Hits Extreme Lows for Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew Mcconaughey has repeatedly altered his appearance for the sake of starring in lead roles that are displayed across the silver screen of Hollywood. He has been willing to go to extremes on many occasions while he bounces from one character to the next. This extreme has entered new heights with his role as Ron in The Dallas Buyers Club, he has followed an insane diet to drop 47 pounds over the course of 4 months in order to project a life like image of a man diagnosed with AIDS and on his way to his death bed.

The Extreme Dallas Buyers Club Diet

So how exactly does a healthy man drop 47 pounds in 4 months and live to tell about it? Though not recommended, Matthew Mcconaughey made his extreme transformation by consuming minimal calories, an amount far under what any healthy person should have in order to continue living.

The diet Transformation

To achieve extreme weight-loss, Matthew Mcconaughey dropped his food consumption down to a small cup of vegetables, one piece of fish or chicken and a small portion of Tapioca Pudding. This amount is less than many people eat for one meal and substantially less than what the average person eats throughout the day. He amazingly managed to hang on to his energy throughout this extreme diet, a feat that had to require an incredible amount of determination and strength.

This diet allowed Matthew Mcconaughey to continuously drop pounds each week and helped him to achieve a sickly look. An important step in his transformation so that he could pull off the look he needed to portray the homophobic redneck turned outcast and ally when diagnosed with HIV.

Adding a Look of Sickness

Diet alone wouldn’t get rid of the famous Matthew Mcconaughey tan that we all know and love. Had he stepped in front of the camera to portray an AIDS patient on The Dallas Players Club with a tan, the realism of the character would have lacked realistic parameters.

In order to lose the tan he seems to always have, Matthew Mcconaughey said goodbye to sunlight and began living life as a vampire. He purposefully stayed inside anytime the sun was out. Not only did he lack total sun, he also had the dying hunger of a vampire.

Was it All Worth it?

Some people may say that going through such extremes for the sake of achieving a character role in a movie may be a little extreme, however Matthew Mcconaughey consistently is nominated and wins awards during the Oscars. His role in the Dallas Players Club is no different, he has managed to pull in the Golden Globe, Critics Choice for Best Actor and the Screen Actors Guild Award given for an outstanding performance as a leading male actor. Though Mcconaughey will repeatedly transform his body, he makes his extreme transformations pay off. He is constantly achieving intense roles that are based on characters that are complex and are experiencing a pivotal point within their lives, this is what wins awards while at the Oscars and this is what makes Matthew Mcconaughey stand out as a seasoned actor.

Brad Pitt Keeps His Lean Muscular Physique in 12 Years a Slave

Have you ever wondered how Brad Pitt manages to always have a perfect physique? Regardless of role he plays, or how much he has aged, he has continued to consistently improve his overall muscle to fat ratio, resulting in a chiseled work of art. Thelma and Lois, Fight Club, Mr and Mrs Smith, Troy and his latest 12 Years a Slave have continuously shown the world a perfect body that Brad Pitt Achieves through a combination of a healthy diet and a consistent workout regimen.

 

Brad Pitts Diet

 

Brad Pitt has achieved the body that he has by following a healthy diet rich in essential nutrients that promote muscle growth while also limiting fat production.

 

Lean Proteins

Healthy Fats

Natural Sugars

Reduced Carbs

 

Lean Proteins are the key component that Brad Pitt uses to achieve and maintain his perfected body. By keeping lean proteins as a central point within his diet, Brad Pitt is able to promote muscle growth. The results of this has been seen in all his roles, his muscle growth has continued to increase, the young physically fit Brad Pitt we fell in love with in Thelma and Lois has grown to a massive and solid muscular heartthrob, recently seen in 12 Years a Slave. Age hasn’t become a factor, the body we see on Brad Pitt today is only an improvement from the muscular perfection in Fight Club.

 

Healthy Fats is essential in building Brad Pitts body. He has been careful to include healthy fats into his diet, an achievement that many have missed. People often avoid fats all together or eat less healthy fats. By eating the correct balance of healthy fats, Brad Pitt has created the perfect nutritional balance for his body to continue to increase muscle mass while limiting body fat.

 

Natural sugars are a common staple within Brad Pitts diet. He consumes numerous amount of fresh fruits and vegetables. This provides his body with an appropriate amount of sugars while also increasing his fiber intake. The result of this is clearly seen in the 2014 Oscar Nominations for Best Picture, 12 Years a Slave.

 

Reduced Carbs is a diet factor that Brad Pitt lives by to keep his perfect physique. He clearly understands that too many carbs will turn to sugar and ultimately fat. This can hide his muscle tone, reduce his energy and destroy the thermogenic effect that a healthy diet has.

 

Hitting the Gym

 

So exactly how much does Brad Pitt workout? Contrary to what you may believe, Brad Pitt doesn’t spend every second of every day in the gym. He in actuality has been reported to follow a normal workout of 5 days a week with a two day rest in between. He concentrates thoroughly on a specific muscle group at each session and includes a specific amount of cardio in as well. As you can see, Brad Pitt follows a similar workout regimen as many normal everyday people, however he also follows a healthy diet designed to increase muscle size.

 

 

 

 

The Wolf of Wall Street Required Multiple Mental, Emotional and Physical Changes

The Wolf of Wall Street based on the Belfort Memoir took actors to seemingly bizarre behavior and physical characteristics which led to numerous film and actor nominations. The talented and often sought after actors which starred in this certain to be deemed Wall Street classic willingly stepped beyond normal parameters to achieve greatness within their characters and the movie.

Matthew Mcconaughey Shares his Tribal Ritual

Added into one of the more memorable scenes in the Wolf of Wall Street was a common ritual that Matthew Mcconaughey performs regularly in preparation to filming any scene in any movie. Early on in the movie, Mcconaughey is seen in a Wall Restaurant humming and beating his chest. As it turns out, this wasn’t originally a scene and was only added after Leonardo DiCaprio convinced Martin Scorsese to add it into the scene. It became a memorable scene within several memorable and outlandish scenes.

Jonah Hill Uses Multiple Props, Makeup Tricks and Deep Emotion

Jonah Hill has always played solid roles with a slice of comic unpredictability, however for his supporting role in the Wolf of Wall Street, he dug deeper than past movies, had he failed, the part he was playing wouldn’t have been portrayed correctly. Jonah Hill stepped in front of the camera with false over sized teeth, slightly greasy skin and sudden curls.

In order to keep up an out of control drug induced persona, Jonah Hill had to dig deep and remain in an intense high strung state. The entire movie had him in constant motion and exhilaration, slowing only occasional to mimic a Quaalude trance that was a combination of zombie like movements with an inability to form actual words. It’s uncertain if any other actor could have pulled off Jonah Hills character portrayal.

The main antics that will certainly have Jonah Hill remembered in this particle movie character is his bizarre freak out in which he yanked a goldfish out of a fishbowl and was presumed to have swallowed it, his somewhat disgusting, yet funny prosthetic prop aided mid party masturbation scene and his Lemmon Quaalude incapacitated state which left him incapable of simple motor functions.

Leonardo DiCaprio Becomes the Wolf of Wall Street through Media Viewing

Typically Leonardo DiCaprio will prepare for his character movie roles through simple scene rehearsal and script memorization, however for the Wolf of Wall Street he had to spend an adequate amount of time studying a portrayal from Belfort on an intense Quaalude high. To gain even more realism, Leonardo DiCaprio studied a viral video of a drunk man who could no longer use motor skills.

The end result of concreting these images into his head was an ability to shoot a practically impossible scene. The scene portrayed Leonardo DiCaprio during a near Lemmon Quaalude overdose in which he had to crawl to his car and somehow drive to his house, he lost all ability to form words and was incapable of actually walking. It was a rather long scene that many would’ve been unable to pull off. Through in depth preparation, Leonardo DiCaprio was able to bring the Wolf of Wall Street straight to the Oscars.

‘Tis The Season Not To Be Jolly

'Tis The Season Not To Be JollyDuring the months of November to February, the days start getting shorter and colder, and the nights longer and darker.  Climate changes seem to affect many people and they just can’t understand why they tend to feel gloomy and miserable.  This mood disorder is called winter depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

According to Norman E. Rosenthal, the doctor who coined the term SAD in 1984, winter depression has a sound medical basis that involves changes in the body’s mood centers brought on by shorter daylight hours and a lack of sunlight.  Most depressive illness sufferers experience a sense of utter isolation and loneliness. But the fact that many people go through the same grumpiness during this time of the year provides a sense of comfort and assurance that they are not alone.  As the cliché goes “misery loves company.” Continue reading

“The Way to Health & Vitality”

"The Way to Health & Vitality"It’s time to start a Healthy life: your 7 days program

How many times have you gone to sleep at night, swearing you’ll go to the gym in the morning, and then changing your mind just eight hours later because when you get up, you don’t feel like exercising?

While this can happen to the best of us, it doesn’t mean you should drop the ball altogether when it comes to staying fit. What people need to realize is that staying active and eating right are critical for long-term health and wellness — and that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Continue reading