Ryan Reynolds and His Diet Get Buried at Sundance

by Mike

in Celebrity Diets

ryan reynolds 99 Ryan Reynolds and His Diet Get Buried at Sundance celebrity diets The Sundance Film Festival is taking place in Park City, Utah as we speak. One of the major stories emerging from Sundance is that Lionsgate has purchased Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds.

When Ryan Reynolds first emerged into the mainstream with his title role in Van Wilder, Ryan was relatively scrawny.  That all changed when he prepared himself for Blade: Trinity. One of the critical steps in Ryan’s transformation was his diet.

According to Ryan, he ate something every 2-3 hours. When he ate, he never “stuffed” himself, but also made sure he never went hungry.  In addition, he drank plenty of water throughout the day (preferably before or after meals, and not with the meals).

Role Preparation Diet

Breakfast: 1/2 cup egg whites and 2 eggs + oatmeal (no sugar). In particular, try  McCann’s Steel Cut Oatmeal. It can take about 30 minutes to cook, but you can usually make enough to last a few weeks. Try seasoning the oatmeal with apple sauce and/or cinnamon.  There’s also a microwaveable version of McCann’s that only takes a few minutes.

Midmorning snack (about 2-3 hours later): protein bar

Lunch: chicken and veggies/brown rice.

Mid-afternoon snack (about 2-3 hours later): protein bar

Dinner: fish or chicken + salad(balsamic vinegar for dressing) + vegetables

Evening snack: protein shake (repeat as necessary)

Typical Diet

Breakfast: 2 eggs + 1 cup of oatmeal with apple sauce +  “good” fat (e.g., a spoon of almond butter or slice of avocado)

Midmorning snack: protein bar

Lunch: albacore tuna wrap or chicken and salad

Mid-afternoon snack: protein shake (whey and water), protein bar, or apple and almonds

Dinner: broiled fish or chicken + brown rice + vegetables + salad

Evening snack: protein shake (repeat as necessary)

Thus, the key is to maintain a protein/carb mix throughout the day.  Instead of having 3 meals per day (or less), Ryan had six or more meals per day.  As a result, Ryan maintained his blood sugar and kept energy levels high all day. In addition, he made sure to stop eating any carbs after 8pm (but plenty during the day).

We mentioned that diet was one of the components to Ryan’s transformation. Come back soon to see the second component: Ryan Reynolds’ workout.

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