Anthony Hopkins: “Now I’m a Health Nut”

Anthony Hopkins has slimmed down. Image via The Huffington Post.

You may have noticed that Sir Anthony Hopkins is looking slim these days. Apparently, he’s had to do some serious clothes shopping. “I can’t get back into my wardrobe,” says Hopkins. “I gave it all away to some mission. I tried tailoring the pants but they look ridiculous.”

Now in his 70s, the actor has started going to the gym almost every day—thanks to the encouragement of his wife, Stella Arroyave. “My wife’s no dictator, but she said I must stick to a regimen,” Hopkins told Cindy Adam’s of the New York Post. “So I’m in the gym six days a week, I power walk.”

Metabolisms slow with age, and many find they need to readjust their eating habits. Hopkins said he used to have a problem with eating too many carbs. “I was addicted to bread, cookies, whatnot. I love all the bad stuff.” So to slim down, he cut back to an 800 calories per day. “No pasta. No seconds. A sandwich occasionally.”

The regimen does contain alarmingly few calories per day, and Hopkins admits to going too far. “I lost too much, 75 pounds in two years. But I gained a little back in Europe.” We applaud Hopkins not only for getting in to shape and shedding some pounds, but also recognizing when he needed to gain some of the weight back.

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