Ever since Chris Pratt posted a picture on Instagram showing his dramatic 60 pounds (27 kg) weight loss that he has achieved in a short period of six months, everybody is wondering whether the same is possible for an average person. One of the reasons, people particularly started paying attention to his transformation is the fact that he never really had a history of being lean, muscular and athletic. Just like a regular non-celebrity living a stressful routine, his body weight fluctuated dramatically throughout his life.
In fact, Chris found himself rejected for the part of Duke in G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra (2009), for not having an action hero quality about him. He nailed the audition for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) in the first 20 seconds. However, until Chris read for his part, even the director James Gunn admitted that he failed to visualize the actor with enough charisma to play the lead, owing to his chubby face and body.
With a multi-million dollar movie at stake, Chris committed himself to get into the best shape of his life by working out three to four hours a day under the supervision of celebrity personal trainer Duffy Gaver and nutritionist Phil Goglia. One might argue that not everybody has access to a team of experts or the luxury of time to recover from long, strenuous workouts. Nevertheless, Pratt’s example conveys some basic lessons that might help one to lock down the fitness goals andacquire them a lot sooner.
Fans of “Parks & Recreation” know that Pratt was heavier through much of that show’s run, until more recently when he was toning up for his role as Star-Lord in “Guardians.” He told Letterman that he was 290 pounds before he started getting in shape for his Marvel debut.
His dreams of letting himself go may not work out as well as he’s hoping. Pratt signed a multi-film deal with Marvel, and the second “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie has been greenlit for a 2017 release.