Matthew McConaughey Struggles to Gain Weight Back

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival - ArrivalsMATTHEW McConaughey found it tough gaining back the weight he lost for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

The actor, 44, underwent a crazy transformation for the physically demanding role as aids sufferer Ron Woodroof, shrinking from his ripped beach physique to a gaunt frail frame by losing around 50 pounds. But he admits returning to his original weight more difficult than dropping it.

“‘I gained 45 [pounds] of them back. The gaining was trickier than the losing,” he said.

“It’s more fun, but it’s also trickier.

“The first big meal that you eat, your body remembers that it lived at 182 pounds and it wants to sprint back and you have to pull the reigns and go, ‘Woah! We gotta take it easy.’ It’s a marathon.”[imagebrowser id=225]