Jonah Hill’s Body Transformation Is Inspiring — How He Lost the Weight

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Jonah Hill attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Jonah Hill rose to fame with supporting roles in comedies like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, where his stock characters often relied on his weight as well as his hilarious comedic delivery. Hill gained celebrity with his first starring role in Super Bad, another role that used his weight as part of his character’s profile and as the butt of a few jokes (both self-imposed and otherwise).

As the actor began to compete for more dramatic roles, he made a point to shed some of the weight. Like most dieters, Hill experienced some weight fluctuation initially — he slimmed down for 21 Jump Street then had to gain weight back for War Dogs, but as of summer 2017, fans are inspired by a fit, healthy Hill.

He reportedly called Channing Tatum

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in “22 Jump St.” | Sony

If anyone knows the secrets to a healthy diet and exercise regimen, we expect it’s Hill’s 21 Jump Street co-star, Channing Tatum. Tatum’s cut physique has graced the cover of countless magazines and his workouts have been repeated and altered for the masses numerous times online.

Hill revealed to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that he sought out advice from Tatum when he needed to lose weight post filming War Dogs. After Tatum told him that yes, obviously eating less and exercising with a trainer would help him lose a few, Hill consulted a few nutritionists who suggested he start a food diary to log his daily diet.

Hill added one exercise to his daily regimen — and removed one drink

“A friend of mine was like, ‘If you do 100 push-ups a day, you’ll be in good shape … I worked my way up, and now I do that every day,” he said in an interview. Countless paparazzi shots prove that Hill goes to the gym and the push-ups aren’t his only exercise — but clearly his friend was on to something.

While he added consistent exercise, the star came to terms with one thing he had to try and cut back on: beer. “I still drink beer — that’s my Achilles’ heel,” he told the Kyle and Jackie O radio show recently. “It’s so annoying because if I don’t drink beer, I get really thin, and then when I drink beer, I get a little bigger.”

He began eating lots of sushi

Jonah Hill Before and After

Right: Jonah Hill looking fit in a tux. | Francois Durand/Getty Images

While working with a nutritionist, Hill revealed a food that seemed to work for him, telling outlets “I found that Japanese food was very helpful to me.” He reportedly incorporated more sushi into his a diet. Sushi is a relatively low-calorie food (assuming you don’t go for the fried, sauced rolls) and has plenty of omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to a healthy metabolism.

Hill even found a favorite spot while filming parts of The Wolf of Wall Street in New York — Sushi of Gari.

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