Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker.
On waking up early
Ever wake up at like 4:30 in the morning and you’re like, “God damn it. What am I doing up right now?”
4:30, can’t fall asleep … I’m fucking ruined for the day.
Ever do one of those things where you go, “Let me just get out of bed, and live like those people who always go, ‘Hey, I get up at 4:30 every day. I do that for me. That’s me time. I spend the morning alone. That’s my time and it’s the best. It sets me in the right mood.’”
You’re like, “Let me be one of those fucking pricks. I’ll get up at 4:30.”
And you get up at 4:30 and you make yourself breakfast. You’re like, “Wow, this is good. Making breakfast. I never do that.”
And then you work out. You’re like, “I’m working out this early? Holy shit. That’s out of the way. That’s great.”
And then you have yourself another breakfast. You’re like, “Okay, I’m running out of shit to do.”
And then you flip on the news and go, “There’s news before the news? Who the fuck are these people? They’re very good. They should be on the real news.”
Then you go outside and you see a bird eating a worm. You’re like, “Is that the fucking early bird? I’ve been hearing about that thing for a long time. There he is. Holy shit.”
Then a bus shows up and your kids get on it. You’re like, “That’s how they fucking get to school. Nobody fucking told me … What a day. This is interesting.”
And then it’s around 11 o’clock and you’re in the middle of a work meeting, and you’re like, “How long is this fucking day gonna go for? Let me sleep!”
Workout for Zohan
Mr Sandler’s character, The Zohan, has a legendary reputation for thwarting terrorists, womanising and disco dancing. The 41-year-old followed a strict workout regime to bring his alter-ego to life.
“He worked out for five hours every single day,” says director Dennis Dugan. “And moaned about it every single day. Then when we shot for 100 days and he worked out every single day of the shoot and moaned about it every single day.”
“I did the intermittent fasting…” Sandler said. “I allowed myself 6 hours a day to eat and just get so excited during those 6 hours that I ate a lot of pizzas. I kept looking at the clock going, ‘Alright, you got 40 minutes left to eat,’ and I would go bananas.”
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between eating and fasting, in which someone will typically designate a daily window to eat and then fast the remainder of the day. The idea is that by fasting, your body will decrease your appetite and slow your metabolism, which will allow you to lose weight.
But while it can be effective, a 2019 study from Harvard Health Publishing suggests that there may be serious health risks involved with this latest health craze. Namely, you could find yourself overwhelmed by hunger due to not eating for long stretches of time, which could lead to overindulgence in food during your window of eating, something that Sandler clearly fell prey to. And the study concludes that “there’s no strong evidence that fasting adds health benefits beyond any other weight-loss strategy.”