Matt Damon’s made-up diet sounds horrible
Do not try this.
Last week, actor Matt Damon hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit to promote the latest film in the Jason Bourne franchise. In response to a question about his most challenging role, Damon discussed the extremely restrictive, all-chicken breast diet he put himself on to lose weight for a role playing a heroin-addicted former solider in the 1996 movie, Courage Under Fire. Read Damon’s answer in full, below:
“I think the most challenging role that I’ve ever had, was when I did Courage Under Fire and I had to lose all the weight that I lost on my own, that was the most physically challenging did I’ve ever had to do in my life. I weigh probably 190 pounds right now, and I weighed 139 in that movie, and that is not a natural weight for me and not a happy weight for me even when I was 25. So you know to do that I had to run about 13 miles a day which wasn’t even the hard part. The hard part was the diet, all I ate was chicken breast. It’s not like I had a chef or anything, I just made it up and did what I thought I had to do. I just made it up and that was incredibly challenging.”
Takeaway: Please do not eat only chicken.