Jonah Hill Weight Loss: How Did He Shed 40 Lbs After Years of Yo-Yo Dieting?

Jonah Hill has changed and drastically reduced his weight in recent years.

With the aid of a nutritionist and personal trainer, the actor shed 40lb (2.9 stone), no longer resembling the Superbad actor he once was.

Jonah, 39, was recently seen flaunting his svelte figure and thick beard when he dropped off a surfboard at a Malibu shop to have it fixed.

Fans were astounded by his transformation, and one person even compared him to Tom Hanks in the movie Castaway on Twitter.

The Hollywood celebrity has been remarkably candid about his difficulties with body image and how hard he worked to get in shape.

Here, we examine Jonah’s weight loss strategies over the years.

Yo-Yo Dieting

Jonah Hill has struggled with weight changes throughout his career and frequently finds it challenging to keep up with his target weight.

Jonah was about 252 lbs (18 stone) at his heaviest, but he could lose the weight and go down by 40 kg (2.9 stone).

He told ABC News that “it was mostly diet” when asked about his metamorphosis.

“I wish there was some crazy thing that I did, like a pill or a genie or something, but I went to see a nutritionist, and he told me what to eat to change my habits and stuff.”

“I found that Japanese food was very helpful to me,” Jonah explained.

He also acknowledged that giving up alcohol had made him lose weight more quickly than anticipated.

Jonah continued, “It’s so annoying because if I don’t drink beer, I get really really thin. Then when I drink beer, I get a little bigger.”

Co-Star Advice

Jonah lost weight, but he ultimately put it back on.

However, he lost weight again in 2014 for the action comedy 22 Jump Street.

Jonah Hill Weight Loss

Jonah’s healthy lifestyle and diet only lasted for two years, and in 2016 Jonah put on weight once more for his role as Channing Tatum’s opposite in the movie War Dogs.

Jonah acknowledged that a crucial piece of advice from his co-star helped him shed the pounds he gained for his War Dogs part.

Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he said: “I called Channing Tatum and said, ‘Hey, if I ate less and go to a trainer, will I get in better shape?'”

“And he said, ‘Yes, you dumb motherf***er, of course you will. It’s the simplest thing in the entire world’.”

Jonah has been frank about his weight loss struggle over the years, saying that cruel comments about his size hurt his self-esteem.

In a 2018 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, he said: “I became famous in my late teens and then spent most of my young ad*lt life listening to people say that I was fat and gross and unattractive.”

“And it’s only in the last four years writing and directing my movie, Mid90s, that I’ve started to understand how much that hurt and got into my head.”

“I really believe everyone has a snapshot of themselves from a time when they were young that they’re ashamed of,” he continued.

“For me, it’s that 14-year-old overweight and unattractive kid who felt ugly to the world, who listened to hip-hop and who wanted so badly to be accepted by this community of skaters.”

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Then, in 2021, images of Jonah without a top appeared online, compelling him to make a statement.

He wrote on Instagram: “I don’t think I ever took my shirt off in a pool until I was in my mid 30s even in front of family and friends.”

“Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers.”

“So the idea that the media tries to play me by stalking me while surfing and printing photos like this and it can’t phase me anymore is dope. I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself.”

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