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Why Chris Pratt Kissed His Dadbod Goodbye

As much as the Dadbod trend has taken off, we've got to take our hats off to 35-year-old Chris Pratt for shedding his.

At the time of his weight gain, it was all a game for the Jurassic World star, but the physique he shows on his July cover of Men's Health, is one that he wants to stay.

"I wanted to get fatter for the role [in Parks and Recreation]. I announced it to the whole cast, and then it became a bit of a game: how fat can I get and how fast."


As he threw back three to four cheeseburgers at each table read for Parks and Recreation, weight gain wasn't the only side effects for him.

"I was impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed.

"I became really fat and got up to almost 300lbs.

"I had real health issues that were affecting me in a major way. It’s bad for your heart, your skin, your system, your spirit," he said.

Pratt was rendered impotent from the rapid weight gain, and has decided to lose it for good.

"I’d gone back and forth, lost weight for Moneyball, got fat again, then trimmed down for Zero Dark Thirty, then gained it all back again for Andy.

"That’s when I saw Zero Dark Thirty and right after walking out I was like: 'I’m going to get in shape and I’m never going to be fat again,'” he said.


He said attitude is his greatest ally.

"It's about understanding that your attitude is contagious and asking yourself if it's worth catching."

Good on you, Chris!

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