Ben is an American actor and filmmaker. He started his career by appearing on PBS’s The Voyage of the Mimi in 1984. At the time, Affleck was 12 years old. Throughout his career, he has worked on many projects. Some of his famous movies are Argo, Pearl Harbor, The Way Back, and Superman v Batman.
There is no doubt that Ben is one of the all-time great actors. He has won many accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Volpi Cup, and three Golden Globes. Now, of course, if we go on to talk about Ben’s acting career, it would require a whole article given Ben’s achievements.
But as the title of this one says, we are here to discuss Affleck’s recent weight loss. Whoever has been following Ben from the start of his career knows perfectly that he always had trouble with his health management (which we will talk about later in detail).
However, things seem to go very well, as the Superman v Batman actor has lost more than 45 pounds. The sudden and huge change in Affleck’s weight worried his fans about his health. The good news is that there is nothing to worry about and Ben’s health has only improved.
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Why and When did Ben Lose Weight?
This is the question that Affleck gets asked frequently. Well, he lost weight because he wanted to change his health for good. Throughout his life, he has struggled with alcohol addiction. As it goes, there is a history of addiction and mental health issues in Ben’s family.
Just like his grandmother, uncle, and father, Affleck struggled with alcohol addiction. At the age of fifteen, he was sent to Outward Bound Wilderness Camp by his mother, where he learned to fight his addiction. In his mid-twenties, Ben succeeded in becoming sober.
However, the demons were always there. Shortly after becoming sober, Affleck found himself wanting to drink again. This had a very negative effect on his mental health. Ben started to think that he was never going to heal from his addiction.
At the age of 26, he fell into a state of constant anxiety and depression, to fight this, Affleck started taking antidepressants, which proved to be helpful but weren’t the permanent solution. However, as time passed, Affleck came to terms with himself.
He accepted as he was. “It took me a long time to fundamentally, deeply, without a hint of doubt, admit to myself that I am an alcoholic,” Ben said. He now follows a twelve-step program, which has greatly helped Ben in fighting his addiction and in getting out of his mind.
To improve his health further, Ben decided to shed the pounds that he had gained during his addiction. The only problem was his daily busy schedule. But as the pandemic hit the world in 2019, Affleck decided that it was time to lose some pounds and become even healthier.
How did Ben Lose Weight?
Another question that Ben gets asked most of the time, is how did he do that. Well, as Affleck was stuck in his home just like everyone, he started maintaining a healthy diet. Along with that, Affleck also did a lot of working out.
Not only that, but he also practiced yoga. With all those efforts combined, Affleck succeeded in getting rid of extra pounds that had made his life harder. Following are the details about Ben’s diet and workout plan.
Ben’s Diet Plan
In order to lose weight, Ben restructured his whole diet. Compared to before, Affleck started observing more discipline when it came to his food choices as food plays the main role in gaining and losing weight. He would start his day with egg whites, a bowl of oatmeal, and a glass of smoothie.
For lunch, Affleck would either eat a bowl of green veggies salad or chicken. On occasions, Affleck would eat fish in lunch too. All in all, Ben’s focus was incorporating more vegetables into his diet than meat. He also ate a lot of fruits.
During the pandemic, Affleck stayed firm in his decision and only drank alcohol like “normal people”. Talking about his struggle he said, “I know that I used to consume alcohol too much. But right now, I’m good. I am trying to drink like normal people. I like wine on my dinner table. I want to keep things normal.”
Ben’s Workout Plan
Affleck knew the importance of working out perfectly. Just like the diet plan, he had his workout plan drafted out as well. As the gyms were closed during the lockdown, Ben had built his own gym at home. He would run on the treadmill for half an hour in the morning.
Ben also practiced cardio workouts but minimum as “to not lose too much weight”. His main focus was on walking, which proved to be a deciding factor in Ben’s weight loss. As mentioned before, Affleck also took help from the ancient practice of yoga.
A healthy diet plan combined with a healthy workout plan resulted in a huge weight loss. In the end, Affleck succeeded in losing weight and transforming his health for the good.
Before & After Weight Loss
After losing 45 pounds, Ben became almost unrecognizable. As of now, he weighs 210 pounds whereas before Affleck’s weight was around 250 pounds. His efforts proved to be useful after all.
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When you put as much effort as Ben Affleck did in his weight loss journey, there is no doubt that you are going to get your desired results. By losing weight, not only did Ben transform his health, but he also made a great example for his fans and followers who are struggling with any addiction or health issues.