What is Peter Jackson’s weight loss secret? The image most of us have of the Lord of the Rings filmmaker is a burly figure with glasses reminiscent of one of his Hobbit characters.
In fact, film industry insiders and Jackson fans started noticing a new Peter Jackson almost a year ago. But it’s only now, with all the hype surrounding King Kong soon to be released, that the general public has come to realize the slim, show-less version of the man and started to wonder about Peter Jackson’s diet.
And it is not difficult to see why there is so much interest. Peter Jackson’s weight loss has been impressive: he has lost about 70 pounds (32 kilograms).
So what is the secret to your diet?
Was it the South Beach diet? The caveman’s diet? The Atkins diet?
Obesitycures.com did some research and found that Jackson was not following any of the most popular fad diets. The true secret of Peter Jackson’s weight loss phenomenon has been dubbed the “Skull Island Diet” after the fictional island of King Kong.
Jackson, baffled by all the attention his new image is receiving, insists on a lifestyle change, rather than a diet, that is responsible for his weight loss.
“I got tired of being overweight and out of shape, so I switched my diet from hamburgers to yogurt and muesli and it seems to work,” Jackson told the British newspaper Daily Telegraph.
Jackson reportedly didn’t follow any specific exercise program either, but has spoken out multiple times about his tough 21-hour-a-day work schedule on the set of King Kong, which undoubtedly accounts for some of the weight loss.
Jackson said he was mowing during the day and shooting at night for months, surviving on three hours of sleep. “I thought he was some kind of Superman, but he tore me apart.”
And what about Jackson’s newly discovered glasses-free state? No, unfortunately losing weight does not improve eyesight. Jackson underwent laser eye surgery, explaining that he had “gotten tired of being outside with rain and dust on his glasses.”