Jonah Hill looked heavier than ever on the set of his movie, “Arms and the Dudes” after his rumored 70 pound weight gain. Hill’s shocking weight gain is a stark contrast to the 40-pound weight loss he showed off in 2011.
It’s unclear whether Jonah, who has struggled with obesity for much of the his life, gained weight for his role in “Arms and the Dudes,” in which he plays an arms dealer who supplies weapons to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. While Hill has not spoken out about his weight gain, tabloids estimate the actor has gained 70 pounds.
In 2011, Hill revealed he dieted rigorously to lose 40 pounds for the drama “Moneyball,” which co-starred Brad Pitt. Jonah said he slimmed down because he wanted to get healthy and live a long a time.
Being healthier came along with maturity. And it’s hard, because a lot of times people want you to be the guy you were when they met you.”
Hill said losing weight and embracing a healthier lifestyle was part of becoming a more mature, responsible person. “I love doing funny movies, but I want to mature in how I treat myself,” Jonah said. “I’m not living in a frat house with a bong plastered to the table. I just want to be a good man and to make my family proud. And I want to live a long time.”
Hill said his 40-pound weight loss in 2011 was due “mostly to diet,” and denied he took diet pills to slim down. Like many dieters, it appears Jonah has regained most of the weight he lost. Hill has been steadily packing on the pounds since 2013.
Another celebrity who has undergone a jaw-dropping weight losss transformation is country superstar Tim McGraw, who lost 40 pounds with the low-carb Paleo diet and CrossFit workouts, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
McGraw said he had an epiphany in 2008, when he realized his excessive drinking not only made him overweight, but was ruining his life.
When your wife tells you it’s gone too far, that’s a big wake-up call. That, and realizing you’re gonna lose everything you have. Not monetarily, not career-wise, but family-wise. I drank too much. I partied too much.”
McGraw stopped drinking in 2008 and adopted the Paleo diet, an alcohol-free diet that emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, and excludes gluten, sugar, dairy, legumes, and processed foods. In addition to going Paleo, McGraw embarked on an intense workout program that includes CrossFit, running, weight-lifting and basketball, as Examiner has reported.
The resulting 40-pound weight loss has given Tim the body of an athlete, and he now has rippling 8-packs for the first time in his life — at age 48. Even McGraw is stunned by his before-and-after transformation. “I was looking at some old concert shots the other day. Man, my gut!” he laughed.