Liam Hemsworth quit vegan diet after health scare

Liam Hemsworth quit veganism last year after a health scare made him rethink his diet. The Hunger Games actor, who switched to a plant-based diet back in 2015, revealed in the new issue of Men’s Health Australia magazine that he transitioned away from…

Liam Hemsworth quit veganism last year after a health scare made him rethink his diet.

The Hunger Games actor, who switched to a plant-based diet back in 2015, revealed in the new issue of Men’s Health Australia magazine that he transitioned away from it for health reasons in 2019.

“The first two years, I felt great… I felt my energy was high. I felt like my body was strong, cardio was high, everything felt really good,” he shared. “February last year I was feeling really low and lethargic and wasn’t feeling good generally. And then I got a kidney stone.”

The kidney stone, known as a calcium oxalate stone, formed due to an excessively high level of oxalate, a chemical compound found in nuts, spinach, legumes, and bran.

Hemsworth had been consuming these foods in vast quantities, with his morning smoothie alone consisting of five handfuls of spinach, almond milk, almond butter, and vegan protein at the time of his hospitalisation.

“That was what I considered super healthy and doing the right thing,” the 30-year-old explained. “I had to completely rethink what I was putting in my body.”

Although the Australian actor’s vegan days are behind him, he was quick to insist that other people may still have a positive experience with the plant-based diet.

“If something works for a period of time, great, keep doing it,” he advised. “If something changes and you’re not feeling great, then you’ve got to reassess it again and then figure it out.”

Following his health scare, Hemsworth completely overhauled his eating plan and even went on a six-month stint of sobriety in an attempt to have “optimal health at all times”.

He also threw himself into exercise, which he credits with “keeping my head level and just staying balanced” following his separation from wife Miley Cyrus.

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Kumail Nanjiani passed up minor Marvel roles to fulfil superhero dreams

Kumail Nanjiani turned down small parts in Marvel movies because he was determined to star as a superhero in one.The 42-year-old, who plays immortal being Kingo in the upcoming comic book adaptation of Eternals, revealed in an interview with Men’s Heal…

Kumail Nanjiani turned down small parts in Marvel movies because he was determined to star as a superhero in one.

The 42-year-old, who plays immortal being Kingo in the upcoming comic book adaptation of Eternals, revealed in an interview with Men’s Health magazine that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of fellow comedy actors Chris Pratt and Paul Rudd, who have carved out successful Marvel careers.

After he was passed over for a part in Marvel’s TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Kumail was determined not to be cast in nerdy sidekick roles, so decided to wait until a bigger part came his way.

“It was a pipe dream, but I was very strategic about it. I was like, ‘I don’t want to be just part of a Marvel movie; I want to be a Marvel superhero,'” he explained.

The Big Sick star appears alongside Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington and Richard Madden in Eternals, and his character is part of a group of cosmic-powered beings who are sworn to protect Earth.

Kumail’s superhero character Kingo disguises his powers by becoming a successful Bollywood star, and he confessed that he based his performance on Bruce Willis’ iconic role as wry police officer John McClane from 1988’s Die Hard, which is one of his favourite films.

“That movie’s life-or-death, and Eternals is life-or-death, too. I was like, ‘How can a character crack wise but still have tension, and not make it feel like you’re making fun of the whole thing?'” he explained.

Eternals will hit cinemas in November.

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Kumail Nanjiani struggled with body dysmorphia amid new exercise regime

Kumail Nanjiani struggled with body dysmorphia after a new diet and exercise regime gave him an entirely new physique.The Eternals actor stunned the world when he unveiled his new look last year, with fans amazed at how he’d gone from scrawny to buff.B…

Kumail Nanjiani struggled with body dysmorphia after a new diet and exercise regime gave him an entirely new physique.

The Eternals actor stunned the world when he unveiled his new look last year, with fans amazed at how he’d gone from scrawny to buff.

But in a new interview with Men’s Health magazine, Kumail revealed he found it hard to accept his drastically-changed appearance.

“I don’t want to discount people who genuinely have debilitating body issues. I don’t have that. But I did start getting some body dysmorphia,” he said. “I’d look in the mirror and I’d see my abs – and when I looked again, they would fade. I would just see the flaws.”

However, once he went public with his new body, the Silicon Valley star did actually find it helpful to see the reaction from his fans on social media.

“When I saw that reaction was when I was like, ‘Okay, I clearly don’t see what’s actually there,'” the 42-year-old explained. “It’s something I’m trying to be aware of and be better at, because that’s not a good way to be. You want to be easy on yourself.”

Among Kumail’s new workout regime, he had electric shocks to his biceps to get his muscles moving. The actor also tried various ways of eating, such as paleo and fasting, before he began to plateau – at which point he took “all of the lessons I’ve learned from all of them combined”.

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Timbaland sheds 130 pounds after overcoming painkiller addiction

Timbaland has debuted a new fit figure after overcoming his painkiller addiction.The legendary hip-hop producer made a pledge to get in shape after becoming addicted to narcotic pain relief pills following a root canal dental procedure in 2011.”It put …

Timbaland has debuted a new fit figure after overcoming his painkiller addiction.

The legendary hip-hop producer made a pledge to get in shape after becoming addicted to narcotic pain relief pills following a root canal dental procedure in 2011.

“It put me in a great feeling of not caring, of just being free,” he told Men’s Health of how he felt while high on painkillers. “I’m like, travelling, doing shows, popping ’em, having fun, just being ignorant.”

In addition to his struggle with addiction, Timbaland, real name Timothy Mosley, also owed millions of dollars in back taxes to officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and was going through a difficult divorce, with the star admitting all of these issues led him to clean up his act.

“(Painkiller withdrawal was) one of the toughest things I’ve been through,” the Give It to Me hitmaker explained.

Timbaland lost 130 pounds (59 kilograms) after getting clean, performing most of his cardio through boxing and jump rope, and he insisted that getting in shape was nothing in comparison to the difficulties he faced becoming sober again.

“When you get beat up the way I got beat up mentally, this ain’t hard (sic),” he declared. “God has me under construction, which I’m still under… I don’t feel like I’m complete. I don’t want to ever feel like I’m complete, ’cause my mind would probably get idle. God needed me to be clear so I could see what is needed, not what I want.”

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Henry Cavill hasn’t given up on playing Superman again

Henry Cavill is open to playing Superman again in the future.The 36-year-old made his debut as the iconic DC superhero in Man of Steel back in 2013 and went on to appear as Clark Kent and his heroic alter-ego in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in …

Henry Cavill is open to playing Superman again in the future.

The 36-year-old made his debut as the iconic DC superhero in Man of Steel back in 2013 and went on to appear as Clark Kent and his heroic alter-ego in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and Justice League a year later.

Last year, it was reported that Cavill was parting ways with Warner Bros. and the character of Superman, with both the studio and the British actor declining to comment at the time.

Now, Cavill has opened up about his love for the role and confirmed he had not hung up his superhero cape just yet.

“The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine… I’ve not given up the role,” he told Men’s Health magazine. “There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me.

“There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

While his debut in Man of Steel was praised by critics, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was panned, and Justice League was hit with ongoing problems behind the scenes, which ended with director Zack Snyder being replaced by Joss Whedon.

And Cavill shared his candid opinions on the DC films he’s starred in so far, with his most scathing review reserved for the ensemble blockbuster Justice League, which also starred Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller.

He called Man of Steel “a great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything,” and dubbed Batman v Superman “very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.”

But when asked about Justice League, he simply replied: “It didn’t work.”

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Tim McGraw was inspired to start fitness journey after daughter’s comment

Tim McGraw’s daughter Gracie’s comment that he looked “big on screen” in a 2008 movie lit the spark on his fitness journey.The country music icon shed 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and gained an impressive physique after he weighed in at 215 pounds (97 kilo…

Tim McGraw’s daughter Gracie’s comment that he looked “big on screen” in a 2008 movie lit the spark on his fitness journey.

The country music icon shed 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and gained an impressive physique after he weighed in at 215 pounds (97 kilograms) right at the peak of his career.

In a new interview with Men’s Health magazine, the 52-year-old opened up about his body transformation and shared how his daughter’s comment about his appearance in the hit comedy-drama, Four Christmases, pushed him to change his lifestyle.

“I got out of it for a while,” he told the fitness publication. “I was in the prime of my career, and I wasn’t capitalising on it.”

McGraw started with morning walks before stepping it up to a 20-minute run. Now, the singer, who credits fitness for “improving” almost everything in his life, has built a wellness brand, TRUMAV, and is releasing a book, Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life.

“There’s such a feeling of accomplishment that comes from the feeling of being my age and still being at the top of my game,” the Humble and Kind hitmaker shared of his daily 90-minute workout. “This workout is my meditation. It frees things up in your head so you can get the trash out for a little while.”

And while his exercise routine is not only good for his health, McGraw also explained that it’s helped his vocal cords.

“I use my whole body to sing – my legs, my butt. And having more control over those things makes my voice stronger.”

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Dennis Quaid is proactive about his workout routine

Dennis Quaid approaches his fitness routine with the same commitment he did when he was younger, insisting it has kept him driven. The 63-year-old The Day After Tomorrow star has been working for over four decades and insists he still enjoys going to …

Dennis Quaid approaches his fitness routine with the same commitment he did when he was younger, insisting it has kept him driven.

The 63-year-old The Day After Tomorrow star has been working for over four decades and insists he still enjoys going to the gym.

“I used to box when I was in my 20s,” he tells Men’s Health. “There was this guy at the time at the Hollywood Y, who was in incredible shape in his 50s. I asked him that same question: ‘How do you do that?’ He told me, ‘You take care of yourself in your 20s and 30s and the rest will take care of itself’.”

“He was right,” he adds. “It doesn’t mean you have to be there every day, but you do have to live your life with that in mind. Because if you let it go, every time it gets a little harder to get back. So I’ve always stayed with it.”

Quaid also used to enjoy running, but has adopted an exercise routine that has a lower impact on his body.

“I genuinely enjoy (fitness),” he continues. “I was a runner for about 35 years, but that gets hard on the knees and the joints. At least for me. So I turned to cycling, which I’m currently doing. That and yoga. Along with that, you got to still get into the gym and lift. Do the sit-ups.”

And he advises young actors to stay on top of their fitness and health if they want to maintain long careers.

“My advice would be to do something every day that is proactive,” he says. “There’s always something you can do. Be proactive.”

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