Chris Pratt reveals how he lost weight and got into shape for new role

Chris Pratt reveals how he lost weight and got into shape for new role

Chris Pratt has taken to Instagram to reveal how he lost 12lbs in preparation for an upcoming role.

The erstwhile Parks and Recreation actor has undergone quite the body transformation in recent years, having weighed around 300lbs at his heaviest. Pratt reportedly lost over 70lbs for the role of Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy back in 2014, and has been increasingly outspoken about the pressure to stay in shape in Hollywood.

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Yesterday, Chris revealed on his Instagram Stories that he needs to lose weight for a new film, and shared some tips as to how he's keeping the pounds at bay.

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Filming himself working out on a treadmill, and singing along to his favourite workout song, Alicia Keys' Girl on Fire, the 40-year-old said: "I am sweating, as you can see this girl is on fire."

"I am about to start filming a new film, Ghost Draft, I have some weight to trim off," he continued. "I am already down 12 pounds, which is pretty good and it happened pretty quickly."

"Here's what I did: Water. If you're like me and wondering how you can shed some weight, water. Start there. You don't have to work out super hard: water, water, water. Pee three times before 10am, for real, try it."

The benefits of some H20, eh?

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Pratt went onto disclose that it was his brother who inspired him to get fit;

"I am going to be documenting my weight loss. I was inspired by my brother, who has shed a ton of weight and is looking real good right now, he has motivated me. I am going to motivate you and we are going to get through this together... I'm sweating."

He also touched on his previous weight loss journey, stating "You can’t have beer, hash browns, burgers, or anything fried. No carbs. And you have to work out five times a week. If you cut the crap out of your diet and spend an hour a day doing something physical, you’ll feel better mentally, physically and spiritually, because it’s all tied together."

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“Honestly, there’s no trick or secret to it. It’s about getting after it and being patient and consistent. And it’s not about starving yourself, because you want to give your body proper nutrition. And think about who you want to be in six months or eight months or two years’ time, whatever it is."