Grab all the information on the weight loss journey of the comedian and actor Zachary Knight Galifianakis.
Zach Galifianakis is a renowned comedian and actor in the American entertainment industry. He is mainly recognized from his work in many movies like 'The Hangover trilogy,' 'Due Date,' 'Puss in Boots,' 'The Campaign,' 'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),' 'Masterminds,' and 'The Lego Batman Movie.'
Zach's had a fulfilling career so far in his acting career. He rose to prominence is Comedy Central Presents special in 2001 and since then he's established himself well in the showbiz. While he had no problems in his career path, he had some issues with his body shape. But he overcame that problem by undergoing a successful weight loss, dropping 50 pounds. How did he do it? Let's find out.
Zach Galifianakis had developed himself as a fat comedian over the course of his career. But in 2017, people were amazed to see the 'funny fat guy' walk on the red carpet for 'Birdman' film's promotion with a much slimmer and well-built physique. But the actor and comedian was secretive about how he achieved it at the time and evading the question asked by a reporter about his weight loss with dark humor by saying, "I'm dying."
Zach Galifianakis lost 50 pounds of weight.
Source: ABC News
But he revealed his secret in another interview. He said, "I started walking a bunch and gave up booze. Booze, I was done with it. I couldn't wake up [like usual], so I stopped."
Zach was pretty much addicted to drinking alcohol in the past, and he also struggled to keep it under control. But, now, he succeeded in breaking the habit and started giving priority to his health. "Lucky, I'm lucky that I could just stop, but boy I miss it," he said.
Avoiding alcohol has helped Zach to lose between 50-60 pounds in recent years. He also is much fitter than before and is giving continuity to this new healthier routine. Even though Zach misses alcohol, he also sees the positive side of the change in his lifestyle. "But being light's fun! I can go up two flights of steps now and only need my inhaler twice!"
In an interview with Conan O'Brien, Zach repeated the same thing he mentioned to everyone that he did for weight loss: he avoided alcohol. He said to Conan, "I stopped drinking and I just, kind of, put the weight off. I was having a lot of vodka with sausage. Delicious, but bad for you."
'Zach Galifianakis' Successful Diet Secrets - CONAN on TBS
In another encounter with Conan on his show, Zach disclosed some of his diet secrets. With some jokes along the line, he told how he cut out excess weight: "I tend not to eat food advertised on television. Fast food you can't do. You have to eat whole food, whole grains, and that kind of stuff, and you have to cut out like whipped cream pizzas."
So, Zach's into healthy food items nowadays, and that has also helped him reduce excess fat, alongside cutting out alcohol. And thus, Zach's been able to have a much fitter and healthier body as a result.
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