Jerry Ferrara's weight loss has finally been explained.
Last month, the Entourage star revealed his new slim figure, and his fans were wanting to know: how did he do it?
During a recent interview with New You, Ferrara dished all the details of his diet and exercise regime, noting it started with a scare from the doctor at his annual physical.
"During season six, about three months shy of my 30th birthday, I had to take a physical," Jerry explained. "The doctor was really diligent in checking me out. I passed the exam, but I weighed about 200 pounds and I'm 5'7". It's hard to carry 200 pounds on that frame. He said, 'Right now, you're fine. But if you continue on this path, by 39 you might start having problems. It's a lot harder to start taking care of yourself when you're 39 than when you're 29.' "
"It might have been a scare tactic, but it was simply put, and I listened. A friend's wife, who is a nutritionist, drew up a simple diet. I followed it for three days, then had a meltdown and almost gave up. I started again and then had a 20 day streak. Then I gave up again. I got another 20 days and this time it stuck. I was losing about 3 to 4 pounds a month, and kept it going for 10 months. That's 30 to 40 pounds. What happened then was a whole lifestyle change. I devoted myself to working out, quit smoking, committed to an annual physical. It did great things for my career. I mean, I was cast as Gabrielle Union's love interest [in Think Like a Man Too]. I had to prove to an audience I could actually get her! That was not going to happen before."And his training regimen? Jerry said he "[plays] basketball one night a week, box one day a week, and do some weight training on my own. My girlfriend, Breanne [Racano] and I run errands on foot. I also insist on a recovery day to do nothing. I also believe in Epsom salts baths. I watched a season of Breaking Bad in an Epsom salt bath."
Jerry Ferrara's weight loss journey was not easy. He admits to giving up more than once, but eventually learning to live a healthier lifestyle. He also explained that he didn't simply try diets that were made to make you lose 50 pounds a month. He said he knew that wasn't the healthy way to go about it, and if he was going to commit to becoming a leaner version of himself, he was going to do it right.
Proud of my bro @jerrycferrara excited to see @entouragemovie June 3RD ya'll ready? #EntourageMovie #Entourage pic.twitter.com/PYOd1fBZK2"I didn't do anything crazy to lose 50 pounds in a month. I knew those diets weren't safe," Ferrara told Thrive. "Basically, I took a hard look at what I was eating and it wasn't good. Then I prepared for the long haul of getting healthy."
— Moses Stone (@IamMosesStone) June 1, 2015
"My one rule was that I wasn't going to eliminate food groups. I didn't do the no carb thing," he continued. "Is that really a realistic way to live? Am I never going to have a carb again? No. But I did limit the carbs. The biggest change for me is that I started eating healthy, clean foods and got rid of the hardcore junk foods in my life."
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