Michael Moore was born on 23rd April 1954. His full name is “Michael Francis Moore”. Michael is an American documentary filmmaker, activist, and author. Michael was born outside Flint, Michigan, and was raised in Davison. His father was Francis Richard, an automotive assembly line worker. Michael’s mother was a secretary, Helen Veronica. As his parents were Catholics so Michael had a Catholic influence on him in his childhood. He was raised as a Catholic as well. For primary education, Michael attended St. John’s Elementary School, and later for high school, he went to Davison High School. In high school, Michael participated in various debates and plays. For higher education, Michael attended the University of Michigan-Flint but for some reason, he dropped out after just a year.
As mentioned Michael loved debates and his love for debates was the reason for his love for politics. However, despite his drop from university, Michael graduated in the year 1972. He joined the Boy Scouts of America where later he succeeded in achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. At the young age of 18, Michael was elected to the division school board. Most of Michael’s work is based on left-wing and the subjects he addresses more frequently are capitalism and globalization. He has made many documentaries, however, the most famous ones are Where to Invade Next, Capitalism: a love story, and Fahrenheit 11/9 (for which he was criticized so much).
Whoever knows Michael Moore, knows that he has been facing overweight for a long time. However, nobody knew better than Michael himself about his problems with his unhealthy weight. So, he decided to do something about it and he did it. He lost a tremendous amount of weight. What it took him to get rid of unhealthy weight is now the topic of our article. Let’s find out:
When did Michael start his Weight Loss Journey?
Michael was facing problems due his being overweight for a long time. However he decided to do really something about it only after it became a hindrance in his work. Michael is really passionate about his work. Let it be book writing or documentary filmmaking. Being a director requires many efforts and energy. So, when he found out that his overweight would not allow him to do his work peacefully he found it a problem. Though saying that the motive behind this journey was only his work would be incorrect. Michael was also facing some health issues. Which were ought to be dealt.
In an interview Michael credited his weight loss to his friend, Roger Ebert. He said that Ebert advised me that I should do something about my unhealthy weight. Well, it seems Michael listened to his friend with all his attention. Michael started his journey in the end of 2009 and he took some decisions which later proved to be the right thing to do. In taking decisions his friend Roger Ebert helped him a lot. Around the start of 2011, when Michael appeared on red carpet, not only his fans but whoever saw him were astonished. He has achieved a great success since.
How did Michael Lose Weight?
Given the amount of weight that Michael lost in a given time surprised many people that they thought it as a surgery. Thought it is not true, Michael did undergo any weight loss surgery. The main strategy that Michael adopted for his weight loss was controlling himself. Michael avoided much of unhealthy food. He restrained himself from junk food. It would not be a wrong statement that “Michael lost his weight due to avoidance of particular food”. Though which particular food, we will discuss in his diet plan.
Michael Moore also paid the fees of $4,500 per week in Pritikin Longevity Center to get advice on losing weight. Always remember that the thing which makes difference is your willingness to do. If you are really willing to lose weight and would do every effort to reach the result then there is nothing to stop you.
Michael avoided the excessive consumption of sugar, salt and white bread at every cost. He also said goodbye to fast food. Michael started eating green vegetables. In breakfast Michael would take green tea or sometimes Gorge juice. His most remarkable thing is his commitment, though some professional advice also set on work. But Michael made a difference with most notably his commitment. He later explained his plan as follows “If you want good results for something and that is what I have learned through my work, you will have to give something in return. So I gave up my unhealthy but delicious diet and in return I got rid of many unhealthy pounds.” Which I don’t think is not a good deal.
In his lunch he would eat salad of green vegetables sometimes he would eat chicken fried in olive oil though this choice was made by Michael most rarely. In dinner Michael would again eat salad or if not salad then something lighter. He cut salt and sugar in his diet to zero. Water is also a healthy and with no doubt a life-saving thing. You can also use water as a tool of your weight loss journey. It helps you in keeping your body dehydrated and fit. And I’m sure that Michael has also took full benefit of diet.
There is nothing much in Michael’s workout plan. He did follow the strategy of drowning yourself in sweet. He neither lifted any weight nor did any cycling. In fact, Michael did not join any gym at all. All he did was running. Michael ran for 50 to 60 minutes per day. He would wake early and start his walking. After running an hour he would return to his home and then would take green tea. If we see closely running is really a good technique for losing weight. Not only the ones who seek to lose weight but everyone should do walking if not running at morning. Running in morning opens your muscles and there is nothing more sweat than fresh air of morning.
How Much Weight did Michael loss?
Michael lost 70 pounds without putting him in hard place. His diet plan also teaches us that how important it is for us to say no to certain things. If a thing is good for temporary pleasure and bad for long term then there is nothing more dangerous thing than that.
Where is Michael now in his weight loss journey?
Michael has achieved a great deal through his hard work and he has not abandoned his hard work either. After losing a good amount of weight Michael chose to continue his diet. Walking in morning is one of the daily engagements of Michael Moore. As for now he is living healthy life. When an interviewer asked about his priorities, Michael answered “Health. Yes, health is my priority. if you ask me about my routine. I always take care of my health first.”
Before and After
His photographs tell the story. The first photo is from 2008 when Michael weighed about 210 pounds. However, in the second one which was taken in 2011, his weight was reduced to 140 pounds. Which is of course a remarkable thing. He has continued his weight loss routine and has lost further unhealthy pounds since then.
Michael regarded his weight loss journey as an important thing. He explained it as “I often thank old myself for making the decision to do something about my weight. Everyone who is suffering overweight should do something about it. Always remember that health is something which is once damaged cannot be bought again.” His words are really worth noting. I hope that Michael Moore’s story would help you in figuring out what you got to do with your weight. Thank you