The movie career of actor Chris Pratt has seemed to skyrocket this year.
Chris Pratt was able to generate a large fan base over the years while playing Andy Dwyer on the hit NBC series, Parks and Recreation.
However, his image and overall appeal in Hollywood has essentially skyrocketed since last year when he was chosen to play the role of Peter Quill (aka “Star Lord”) in Guardians of the Galaxy — one of the biggest box-office hits of the summer.
One of the main reasons why he was able to lock in that particular role was because of his major physical transformation. The 35-year-old actor was able to drop 60 pounds in just six months.
According to the Huffington Post, Pratt weighed around 300 pounds when he first auditioned for Guardians of the Galaxy.
The report states that Chris Pratt was given the challenge to get in shape in a relatively short period of time — and he was able to make even more headlines by doing so.
He posted a picture of himself after his transformation on his official Instagram page that definitely got the world’s attention — especially when they compared it to the “before” pictures of the “fat Pratt” that many fans and critics had become used to seeing.
In addition to sealing the deal on his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt was also featured on the covers of such fitness magazines as Men’s Fitness.
How did he do it? In addition to an intense workout regimen, Chris Pratt admits that his nutrition and overall eating habits had to change drastically as well. The caption of his viral Instagram picture shined a light on one part of that drastic change — “six months no beer.”
However, Chris Pratt did not just focus on stopping his drinking a lot of beer — he also had to start drinking a lot of water. The actor was paired up by Marvel with nutritionist Phil Goglia, the author of the book, Turn Up the Heat: Unlock the Fat Burning Power of Your Metabolism. As part of his revamped diet, Chris Pratt hiked his daily intake to 4,000 calories and had to drink one ounce of water for every pound that he weighed.
The Huffington Post reports that Chris Pratt’s increase in water intake also led to an increase in his trips to the bathroom.
“I was peeing all day long, every day. That part was a nightmare.”
When you do the math, you realize just how much water Chris Pratt must have had to drink on a daily basis in order to meet that requirement. For instance, at the reported weight of 300 pounds, that adds up to more than two gallons a day. The benefits of his hard work and drastic dietary changes speak for themselves.
Not only is Chris Pratt now locked into one of the newest Marvel movie franchises, but he also has quite a few movie roles lined up in the years to come — including the highly-anticipated Jurassic World.
What do you think about Chris Pratt’s water-drinking weight loss transformation?
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