It’s not often that we do two sets of before and after pictures, let alone in reverse. But such is the case with Hollywood funny man Jonah Hill who dropped an estimated 40-plus pounds last year but has since put it all back on, and then some.
Twenty five-year-old Hill, who has starred in such movies as Super Bad and Moneyball, slimmed down for his role in the new film 21 Jump Street – a police action comedy that was just released in March.
To slim down for the role, Hill reportedly consulted a nutritionist and personal trainer to shed the pounds since going it alone wasn’t working, and he even gained a little weight in his early attempts.
After slimming down, however, Hill reportedly told The Los Angeles Times that his new, trimmer self ‘hurt’ a bit when he indulged in something unhealthy, and that he was growing to enjoy his new, healthier lifestyle.
But since wrapping production on 21 Jump Street, Hill has seemingly returned to his old habits – and frame – being spotted around New York City appearing to have put back on all of the weight he lost.
And what does Hill blame it on? In an interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Radio Show, he admitted that he desired to be healthier but his main struggle is alcohol.
“I tried to be healthier. I still drink beer – that’s my Achilles’ heel, I think,” said Hill. “I went to a nutritionist and said, ‘I’ll lose weight, I’ll eat healthier and whatever, but figure out how I can drink beer.’ Honestly, I’m not perfect, but I’m trying to be healthier.”
Hill’s weakness is obviously alcohol, but he can’t seem to kick the habit. “It’s so annoying because if I don’t drink beer I get really thin,” he said, “and then when I drink beer I get a little bigger.”
More interestingly, there’s been much discussion over Hill’s fluctuating health. And while some fall on the side of a slimmer physique, others are in favor of his bulkier build. An article from pajiba.com stated, “It is also good to see that Jonah Hill is regaining his old physique…I remember reading a study several years back that said we all have a natural weight. This here, (reffering to a photo of a more slender Hill) [is] not natural.”
We just hope Hill does what’s best for his health and avoids falling into a yo-yo habit, regardless of any movie role he may land or what media outlets say about his weight.