Chris Pratt Weight Gain: At 300 Pounds, Star Felt ‘Impotent, Depressed’ Before 60-Pound Paleo Weight Loss [Photos]

Chris Pratt experienced weight gain that caused the actor to weigh almost 300 pounds at one point. And as a result, says the now buff Pratt, he was both depressed and impotent, reported the New York Daily News.

Linking his highest weight to his role on Parks and Recreation, Chris emphasizes that it impacted him physically and emotionally.

“I was impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed. I had real health issues that were affecting me in a major way. It’s bad for your heart, your skin, your system, your spirit.”

But after lugging around 300 pounds in his role as funny guy Andy Dwyer on the TV comedy, Pratt transformed his body and boosted his mental health by losing pounds and muscling up for roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.

What motivated him to shed the weight? Chris now says that he saw himself overweight on screen, reported Entertainment Tonight.

“I’d gone back and forth, lost weight for Moneyball, got fat again, then trimmed down for Zero Dark Thirty, then gained it all back again for Andy. That’s when I saw Zero Dark Thirty and right after walking out I was like: ‘I’m going to get in shape and I’m never going to be fat again.'”

As for his diet and exercise specifics for losing more than 60 pounds, Pratt followed a Paleo low-carb diet and did CrossFit as well as other exercises, as the Inquisitr reported.

Farewell booze, good-bye carbs, as Chris revealed in the caption to his selfie, below.

Pratt focused on protein such as fish and chicken, natural fats such as avocado, fresh fruits, and non-starchy vegetables. He contends that keeping off his weight requires an all-or-nothing mentality.

“I’m done with that,” he says with reference to starchy foods and booze.

As far as his fitness regime, Chris focused on variety, reported Business Insider.

“Three or four hours a day of just consistent, a**-kicking hard work,” he declared.

In addition to finishing a triathlon with triumph, Pratt swam, ran, boxed, and did P90X. He worked with both a nutrition expert and a personal trainer to get input on his workouts and advice on his diet.

And Chris drank enormous amounts of water to stay hydrated, he added.

“I was peeing all day long, every day. That part was a nightmare,” admitted the actor.

Disclaimer: The Inquisitr strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program. This article is not an endorsement by the Inquisitr of any of the diets mentioned in this article.

[Image via Chris Pratt/Instagram]