Matthew McConaughey afraid of diabetes

After losing almost 40 pounds for his role in the upcoming movie, "Dallas Buyer's Club," Matthew McConaughey is a little worried about how he'll gain it all back.

He shed the weight for his role as an AIDS victim, and he knows that regaining the pounds must be done carefully. The 43-year-old actor even expressed a fear of diabetes.

"The real health challenge is when you put it back on. It's very easy to create a form of diabetes if you don't do it right. You can't just start eating cheeseburgers and ice cream. Your body will go into shock and it just won't work."

Healthy Despite Major Weight Loss

For now, McConaughey says his body is just fine, and that's he's in perfect health, despite the dramatic weight loss.

"I've been checked. My levels are fine. I'm as healthy as can be. My blood pressure, everything's fine."

Yet, even in good health, he says that undergoing a weight loss journey, albeit for work, has dramatically changed the way he relates to his body--giving him a better understanding of his limitations and his needs.

"It's really been enlightening to understand my anatomy. I don't have the leverage I used to. I have body soreness."

How He Lost the Weight

How did the already-fit actor drop so much weight? Matthew says it was simply "an exercise in discipline," more than anything else. He also says he reduced his portion sizes and ate lots of fresh fish.

"I'm just eating small amounts. I'm not being starved. I'm sleeping well."

Source: Monsters and Critics

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