Anthony Hopkins is in his early 70’s and proving anyone who ever said, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” completely wrong. Hopkins enlisted the help of his wife, Stella Arroyave, to give his lifestyle a complete fitness-makeover. That was two years and 75 pounds ago.
So, how does he do it? He leads an active life and eats small amounts of nutritious food. It’s also been speculated that he’s a vegetarian. It may sound simple and old-fashioned but the fact is, it works! Gone are the days of his addiction to fatty foods. He’s no longer hooked on carbs such as cookies and bread and Hopkins religiously goes to the gym six days a week and only consumes 800 calories a day.
Back up for a moment. This nearly 73-year-old man goes to the gym six days a weeks and power walks on top of that? My instinct here is that he sounds too active to be living on only 800 calories a day. A certain amount of calories is necessary to maintain the functionality of your brain and body. Severely low-calorie diets can be dangerous. According to an estimation on My Pyramid, Hopkins should consume closer to 2200 calories a day. It’s worth noting that many studies point to the conclusion that our food pyramid recommends far too many calories. Restricted calorie diets have many perks, but going overboard is simply careless. I suppose it’s all up for debate. (more…)
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.”