What is the Peter Jackson weight loss secret? The image most of us have of the Lord of the Rings movie maker is a portly, bespectacled figure reminiscent of one of his Hobbit characters.
In a fact, film industry insiders and Jackson fans started noticing a new-look Peter Jackson nearly a year ago. But it’s only now with all the publicity surrounding his soon-to-be released feature King Kong that the public at large have woken up to the slim, spectacle free version of the man and begun wondering about the Peter Jackson diet.
And it’s not difficult to see why there’s so much interest. The Peter Jackson weight loss has been impressive – he’s shed some 70 pounds (32 kilograms).
So what’s his diet secret?
Was it the South Beach Diet? The Cave Man Diet? The Atkins Diet?
Obesitycures.com did some research and discovered that Jackson did not follow any of the popular fad diets. The real secret to the Peter Jackson weight loss phenomenon has been dubbed the “Skull Island Diet,” after the fictional island home of King Kong.
Jackson, bemused by all the attention his new image is receiving, insists a lifestyle change, rather than a diet is responsible for his weight loss.
“I just got tired of being overweight and unfit, so I changed my diet from hamburgers to yoghurt and muesli and it seems to work,” Jackson told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Jackson reportedly followed no specific exercise program either, but has spoken several times of his punishing 21-hour-a-day work schedule on the King Kong set, which no doubt accounted for part of the weight loss.
Jackson said he was cutting during the day and shooting during the night for months on end, surviving on three hours’ sleep. “I thought I was some kind of Superman, but it knackered me.”
And what of Jackson new-found spectacle-free status? No, unfortunately losing weight does not improve your eyesight. Jackson underwent laser eye surgery, explaining that he had grown “tired of being outside with rain and dust on the glasses”.