For actor Zach Galifianakis, regularly known for his roles as fat and funny guy in movies, his weight loss journey began in 2013 when slight changes in his appearance could be easily noticed.
The biggest changes for Mr. Galifianakis, however, didn't happen until after 2014 when he arrived at the red carpet of the Emmy Awards show's looking leaner and dapper in a black suit. When asked the secrets to his dramatic weight loss secrets, the actor says, cutting off booze.
Galifianakis Was An Avid Vodka Drinker
The Hangover actor, Zach Galifianakis also joins Jonah Hill who as well underwent one of the most Hollywood impressive weight loss transformations can be credited to many hit and notable films.
Zach Galifianakis weight loss transformation comparison. Source: The Hits
As for the actor, his weight loss journey can be rated ten out of ten actually. What's even more interesting is the fact that he is still sticking to his proper weight loss regimen to stay fit, even it means to sacrifice drinking.
Zach says the main reason behind his weight is heavy drinking. The North Carolina native used to drink vodka so much, especially with sausage, his favorite combination. But, he knew he had to quit it if he wanted to drop some weight.
Watch a video of the actor speaking of his weight loss secrets.
Besides Galifianakis, Hill and singer Ed Sheeran also ditched drinking to embark their successful weight loss journey.
Galifianakis Also Cut Off Calories
Like a lot of people who want to lose weight, Galifianakis also prioritized much to what he was eating. Health experts say calories can increase the chances of high weight gain if the body isn't performing much movement.
Zach Galifianakis cut off drinking alcohol to lose weight. Source: Express UK
Zach reportedly tried to eat less amount of calories and removed the excess of them from his plate. Not to mention, alcohol and liquor also contain calories at a high rate as 150 calories are normally found in a 12 ounce of a bottle.
On serious note, people roughly take 1500 calories to drop some heavy pounds. Some of the best high calories food include egg, avocado, nuts, dried nuts, sweet potatoes, cheese, chocolate, and butter.
Remember, calories are no bad thing for your health or body, but if you choose to stay lean and fit, it's important to be conscious on the amount you of calories you decide to feed them to your body.
Did Galifianakis Undergo Plastic Surgeries?
Of course, when one sees such drastic weight loss transformation, the first thing that comes in anyone's mind is absolutely plastic surgeries. Celebrities including Al Roker, Mama June, and Tina Malone, all have undergone plastic surgeries such as gastric bypass and liposuction.
Zach Galifianakis at the premiere of his new film, Between Two Ferns: The Movie in September, 2019. Source: Pinterest
Whilst gastric bypass involves the removal of the large portion of the stomach, liposuction is all about removing the excess and unnecessary fat from the body. Obese people mostly tend to rely on these surgeries for better health and weight loss.
As for Galifianakis, he was once asked if he secretly had surgeries to lose weight, something a lot believed so. To the question, the actor sarcastically replied, 'a lot of surgeries'. Although it's not cleared whether Zach actually had surgeries or not till date, we are still proud of how far he has come.
With minimizing drinking, cutting off calories and exercises, Zach Galifianakis lost more than 40 pounds in 2014.