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3 Things I’d Do to Make You Fat for a Movie Role

I remember back in the early 2000’s when I saw the movie Cop Land with Sylvester Stallone.


It was unusual for him, because he was playing an out of shape, deaf, cop. I recall reading about how he gained the weight for the movie.


With that in mind, if you came to us and said you had to gain fat for a movie role, here’s what I’d have you do:


  1. Sleep less: Yup, this would be the first change I’d make. No more than 6 hours per night and if possible, I’d try to wake you up at least once in the middle of the night.

  2. Eat often, eat small: I’d have you eating 3 square meals per day, plus 2-3 snacks, while making sure to keep you in a caloric deficit. I’d probably take your bodyweight and multiply it by 8 as a starting point.

  3. Low sodium and water consumption: I’d have you keep your sodium low and I’d limit water intake to 32-40 oz maximum per day.


If you’re wondering the WHY behind these, then you’ll have to listen to my upcoming podcast on the topic matter.


But the learning for you is in recognizing the list and pondering them in your head.




Be unconventional - Kyle Newell


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