Matthew Paige Damon (; born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter.
Matt Damon told Delish.com that he lost over 50 lbs by eating almost strictly chicken breast!
“I think the most challenging role that I’ve ever had, was when I did Courage Under Fire and I had to lose all the weight that I lost on my own,” he said. “That was the most physically challenging did I’ve ever had to do in my life. I weigh probably 190 pounds right now, and I weighed 139 in that movie, and that is not a natural weight for me and not a happy weight for me even when I was 25.”
And he continues by saying:
“I had to run about 13 miles a day, which wasn’t even the hard part. The hard part was the diet,” he said. “All I ate was chicken breast. It’s not like I had a chef or anything, I just made it up and did what I thought I had to do. I just made it up and that was incredibly challenging.”
I’m not going to make you run 13 miles a day, but if you’re looking for crazy weight loss like this (although I don’t recommend it), I suppose that’s one way to go about it!
The conversation continues regarding Damon’s love for tacos and he then even discusses how he’s indifferent to whether or not hot dogs are actually sandwiches:
After one fan asked what the ingredients of his ideal taco where, Damon was taken back for a minute. “Oh my god. Fantastic question,” he wrote. Then he admitted that the quintessential taco is one he’s not supposed to have, the one he makes on taco night at his house.
“It’s the crunchy corn shell with the good meat, just ground beef in there,” he wrote. “It’s all about the layering. The meats gotta be hot, and the cheese goes on first so that it melts. And then you’re gonna get in there with a little bit of tomato and lettuce but not too much cause it’s not a salad, it’s a taco, and then you’re gonna throw some avocado on top and some sour cream.
Hollywood PT Jason Walsh reveals the back-to-basics workout that healed Jason Bourne’s battered body:
Rather than letting loose with barbells flying everywhere, Walsh favours a back-to-fundamentals approach to fitness. Put the emphasis on very basic movement patterns, he argues, and you’ll not only build muscle, but open up the joints to prevent injury while promoting mobility – something which is vital for all stages of life.
“It’s about understanding the basics,” Walsh says. “People always want to add more weight. We don’t even touch a weight, it’s all calisthenics work. It’s about connecting to the body again and then maybe putting weight on, or starting to hold moves for longer periods of time.”
With that in mind, it’s time to take your workouts back to basics. While Walsh is keen to point out the difficulties of prescribing a workout that will benefit every body, the below is inspired by Walsh’s work with Damon.
Work through it twice a week alongside your usual workout. You’ll definitely notice imbalances at first, but as you progress you should notice that you’re becoming looser and, in turn, able to perform better in the big lifts too.