Chris Pratt is one of the gleaming names of Hollywood today. He has proved to be one of the most amazing actors in multiple movies. Although Pratt had worked on a lot of projects, the breakthrough in his career came when he was cast for the role of Andy Dwyer in NBC’s famous sitcom, Parks and Recreation.
Since then, the Hollywood star hasn’t stopped. He has conquered his field. The big achievement in his career was being cast as Star-Lord in Marvel’s The Guardians of Galaxy. However, Pratt hasn’t always been this way. He has seen a lot of hard times.
In his acting career, sure but in this article, we are going to discuss Chris’ struggles in terms of health. Pratt has a bitter history with his weight. He had struggled with obesity in the past. “I would eat four burgers at every read. I became really fat and got up to almost 300 pounds. I had real health issues that were affecting me in a major way”, Pratt recalled.
His weight reached a very dangerous situation. A situation where the risk of heart diseases was so high. Besides that, Chris was also contacted by Marvel Studios and they were asking him to play the leading role in their upcoming movie, The Guardians of Galaxy.
So, there were two urgent reasons for Chris to lose weight. One of these was his health and the other was his career. After all, being obese and being an actor is not a very good combination most of the time. So, Pratt embarked on the journey to lose extra pounds and ended up losing 60 pounds. Let’s dive right into Pratt’s amazing story.
Chris Pratt’s Weight Loss Journey
Chris needed an amazing body of a superhero and the most dangerous thing that was slowing him down was his habits. With the repetition of years, Pratt had developed an unconditional love for fast food. Which was a big obstacle in his acting career and needed to be eliminated.
All in all, it was a big challenge that Chris was facing. He had so much weight to lose and so little time to do so. Pratt was supposed to shed a huge amount of pounds within months. So, he did what he found the right thing to do.
First of all, in order to lose weight, Pratt had to control his old unhealthy habits. Chris adopted modesty in his eating routine. Pratt not only cut down fast food consumption, but he also gave up every food that contained a high number of calories.
Pratt limited his daily calories consumption to 4000 calories per day. Most of what he consumed was water. Chris would drink 14 to 15 glasses of water on average every day. He also included salad in every meal.
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Chris’ Workout Plan
Besides controlling his eating habits, Pratt also gave a lot of importance to his workout routine. He would do a lot of workouts in his everyday schedule. Along with his eating routine, Pratt’s intense workouts played a very important part in shaping his muscles.
An exception to his daily hour at the gym, Pratt would also do running, swimming, boxing, and cycling. In one of his interviews, Chris disclosed that he lost 35 pounds in only six weeks by “five or six miles a day, eating leafy green salads and protein shakes and cutting out all alcohol”. With this intense workout, such results are inevitable.
Before & After of Weight Loss
When Chris shared his recent shirtless photo on Twitter, that showed his abs, it shocked everyone. No one was expecting a photo of slim Chris Pratt in their news feed.
By maintaining discipline in his eating habits and doing intense workouts in the gym, Pratt succeeded in losing 60 pounds in a short period of 6 months. And he didn’t stop there.
Pratt’s current weight is about 200 pounds, as compared to his old weight of 300 pounds. He has not stopped losing weight since he started it.
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Chris Pratt is a superhero in Marvel Universe but in the real world, he is a human being just like us. His tremendous weight loss proves that losing weight isn’t impossible. All it requires is a commitment and the belief in yourself. His story can be a guide for anyone looking forward to getting rid of obesity.