A top AEW star tells her real-life weight loss story.
When All Elite Wrestling first debuted, Chris Jericho was clearly the top star of the promotion. However, the six-time WWE World Champion looked quite different from the way he looked in previous years.
From his NJPW arrival in 2018, Jericho began embracing a larger body that he would maintain until 2022.
Earlier this year, the AEW star returned to the company in a svelte physique.
speak with GQIn this article, Jericho discusses his weight loss journey. He said:
“In 2018, I left WWE and moved back to New Japan [Pro Wrestling] To headline the Tokyo Dome for the first time in 20 years. While I was there, I realized that the Japanese appreciate a larger, more blocky body. For them, it equates to a more powerful main-event presence. So when I hit the headlines again next year, I pulled a De Niro in Brave fighterAnd I put on some weight just to be a blocker—and it worked.
When AEW debuted in 2019, I was still in the same mindset [of getting bigger], I didn’t even realize I was crawling. I went to the doctor in late 2019, and it was the first time I’d been on a massive scale for a while. It said I was 240. I was like, “240, It can’t be right!” I remember saying to the guy, “Can I” See Like I’m 240?” And like the boy, [awkward shrug] “I don’t know.” It was the first time I realized, “Holy crap, I’m 240 pounds. That’s big.”
After discussing his battle with pulmonary embolism and seeing a doctor who told him he wasn’t at the right weight, Jericho explained:
“Now I have no choice, right? Because it’s my health now, it’s not just a matter of beauty anymore. At the time, my visceral fat was at 11. It should be less than 10. (Now it’s 6) Or at 7, which is fine.) I had a body fat of 21% or something like that, and 21% at 240—that’s a lot of body fat. Around this time, by chance, I met a guy who, Joe was opening a medical weight loss diet clinic called Options, and that’s what I decided to do.
I started on January 10th, and I wanted to lose 10 pounds in six weeks. Well, I lost 11 pounds in the first week on this diet. So I said, “Okay, it’s not too hard. Let me dwell on this for a while.” Eight weeks later, I was down to 210 pounds. I lost 31 pounds in eight weeks.”
Explaining how he lost weight, the first AEW World Champion said:
“The diet consists of lots of small snacks, all packed with protein and nutrients, and then a bunch of supplements—B12 fat burners, potassium, vitamins. I remember the first day being like, “Okay “Here’s your first meal.” And it’s a little package of oatmeal. And I was like, OK, what else? I’m the kind of guy who’d have six eggs and two pieces of bacon and toast and a banana. But no, that is. I was like, “Are you kidding me?”
But here’s the key: You keep eating throughout the day. I used to do intermittent fasting, which for me is the biggest scam in dieting. It doesn’t work. Like, I’m not eating all day, but then when I do, I can have whatever I want? doesn’t work that way. You have to eat continuously throughout the day.”
Chris Jericho defeated Claudio Castagnoli to win the Ring of Honor World Championship at the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam on September 21.
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