In this part we go through how Renee Zellweger managed and got overweight for the role of Bridget Jones. This time I am not going to explain how she lost weight, because you can find it in the previous parts. This series is about body transformations, and it can be either way.

She had to gain weight in her career only for movie roles, so she said goodbye to her slim form. The first was for the role of Bridget Jones in 2001, and what a surprise the second was for the same role in 2004!

Lets take a look at the Renee Zellweger body transformation…

She gained approximately 20-30 lbs (9-14kg) for the Bridget Jones movies, of course, the amount of gained weight depended on her starting body weight. To be a little bit more specific, she put on an extra 30 lbs for the first and 20 lbs for the second part. After the films and premiers, she shred all the extra pounds not just because of Hollywood, but because of her health too.


Be realistic guys, if your doctor says you are overweight, do not take it as an insult, but think about it! Doctors and nutritionist and personal trainers are not in an easy situation when they have to tell their patients and clients thaty they are the owners of more than a few extra pounds. Tough seconds and minutes. Just keep it in mind: we are not against you. We want to help you.

Renee was on a 4000+ kCal a day diet that did not contain healthy food, but lots of junk meals without exercising. So, her body definitely suffered and she was afraid of the risks of obesity. Well to learn about  renee zelgwegger body transformation read on!

She said to Daily Mail:

“Can I just tell you my body is whacked by the time we finish one of those. It doesn’t know what has happened, because it thinks there’s supposed to be a baby and there’s no christening.”

She also added:

“Did you see that movie about fast food, Supersize Me? I had a panic attack with all the specialists talking about how bad this is for you, long term, putting on that much weight in short periods of time and they’re all saying, ‘You must stop this now or you’re going to die’.”

Yes, it is very risky to gain weight this short period of time  and eat only junk food, but it is more risky keep the extra pounds for a long time or even for a whole life.

Stunning celeb weight loss transformations Part 7 - Renee Zellweger

Coming back to her opinion:

“It sounds like heaven,” she said. “For two days it’s bliss and then you’re full, OK? And you can then indulge all your fantasies about over-eating. Fantasies about non-stop chocolate consumption or your fantasies about ordering the pizza and the spaghetti and the garlic bread. Then after a week your glucose levels are going crazy. You’re up and down and all over the place. It doesn’t feel good, and no one wants to hear that, but it’s the truth.”

Then there is the dieting afterwards:

“It was horrible,” said Renee. “On one side it’s fantastic, because you get to go back to taking care of yourself, so you feel wonderful, but the first lap around the track I felt like I had a toddler on my back.”

Yes guys, gaining weight and accept it as “normal”, because the whole neighbourhood handles it as “normal” (as in part 4 – Jennifer Hudson) is so much easier than fight against it. Crap food makes you addictive to sugar and carbs and hard to free yourself from them, but not impossible. STRONG WILL and MIND is what you need. As you see in Renee Zellweger’s comment, she ate lots of carbs (sugary stuff and pastas), so my point here is carbohydrate makes you fat and not fat (I mean healthy and not fast food restaurant kind of) makes you fat, but this would be a longer explanation.

As a trainer people ask me many times how they can lose weight and I say cut down your carb intake, eat more protein (I am usually specific about the amount), lots of vegetables, less fruit and a little nuts and seed. The most common response is “I do not eat salad, I am not a rabbit” or “Yes, I eat meat and fish once or twice a week.” (Seriously? You should eat every day.) or ” I do not like fruits”.

Why do not many people like these foods? Because they do not have such intense taste, compared to the produced foods, filled with taste booster chemicals. We can say you have lost the real level of tasting. It can come back if you stop eating junk food. Just an example: My friends eat tons of carbs, sweets and protein 1x or 2x a week. I have been following the paleo diet/lifestyle for a while now and when they eat from our paleo style cookies, they do not feel its sweetness, so they put more honey or sugar syrup on top and we are talking about many-many extra calories now. So the point is, what they feel with the extra sugar, I feel the same without it.

Back to Renee Zellweger she put lots of effort to lose weight just like the rest of the stars in the series. She trained hard, “ran until it hurt”, used weights.

Before the two Bridget Jones movies, Renee has been a devotee of the Zone Diet — which involves eating a 40:30:30 ratio of carbs to fat to protein. She has also tried the Atkins Diet, the strict eating regime famous for shunning carbohydrates. To achieve her post-Bridget Jones weight loss, Renee’s meals were mainly tuna or cold meat, coupled with dressing, salads and raw vegetables. (See, there it is my point).

I hope this item on Renee Zellweger body transformation will help you make a decision to pursue a healthier lifestyle if you have not already been in one.

Here are the rest of the celeb weight loss transformations:

Christian Bale | Gerard Butler | Janet Jackson | Jennifer Hudson | Angelina Jolie

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