Jimmy Kimmel has made a massive transformation.

Jimmy Kimmel is without a doubt one of the biggest television celebrities in the world. His popular late night show catapulted him into a gig hosting the oscars this year, and his 1.8 million instagram followers track all his dietary habits.


According to Men’s Health, for most of his life these habits were far from healthy. Kimmel binged on wings, pasta, and fatty meats. As time went on, the problem got visibly and obviously worse. In 2010, Kimmel weighted himself for the first time in years and was shocked at the result — 208 pounds. Around this time, Dr. Oz appeared on Kimmel’s show, and commented on his weight. Kimmel made a laugh of it on air, but said:

“The next day he called me and said, ‘I’m worried about you. You’re a young man. You have to take care of yourself.’ I was like, ‘You know what? Dr. Oz shouldn’t care more about my health more than I do.'”


Kimmel started a strict eight week diet. Every day he would have two shakes and a small dinner. After seeing results from that he transitioned to a plain 2,000 calorie-a-day diet. Between these two methods, he shed around 25 in under 8 months.

After that, he jumped on the 5:2 method of intermittent fasting. Both Beyonce Knowles and Benedict Cumberbatch have gone public with their use of this diet. It allows them to eat whatever want five days a week, but less than 500 calories on two other days. On the restricted days, Kimmel says he prefers coffee, pickles, egg whites, apples, peanut butter, and oatmeal.

Kimmel says that this diet has kept him at a comfortable 182 pounds. He also claims that following this regimented diet has helped him actually appreciate good food. Of course he disclaims that a doctor should be consulted before any change in diet.


This is another interesting example of a celebrity finding success with intermittent fasting. We might well witness the diet ‘fad’ turn into a mainstay in out overweight, sedentary culture. Of course, for full-time athletes and bodybuilders, round-the-clock nutrition will always be critical.

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