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    Boy, Gerard Butler, the star of "300" sure has gone off the Primal plan:


    http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2010/01/gerard-butlers-bares-his-belly.html


    http://www.criticalbench.com/celebrity-weight-gain.htm


    But to be fair, he maybe never was Primal. Hmmmm, that is the crazy thing about CW plans, he sure got super duper ultra buff, but man has he crashed and burned. I wonder if getting lean and muscular for that role was based on CW techniques, or if Primal/Paleo nutrition entered into it. I know they worked with Marc Twight at Gym Jones, don't know their nutritional approach. Pretty safe to say Gerard has re-introduced carbs and grains into his diet....


    I'm glad to have gone full Primal/Paleo! I'm not quite ready for my ab-close up for "300", but I'm sure heading the right direction! Not like our man Gerard!


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    Ouch. I remember reading about his exercise routine during the 6 months of training. They worked out 8 hours a day on average and eat plenty of carbs to build muscle quickly. It was a strict low-fat, high-carb type of diet.

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      I also think that article is very harsh. I can think of quite a few great actors that were never that fit to begin with but are wonderful at what they do. Same goes for signers.


      My boyfriend told me the other day that he LOVES, LOVES, LOVES Kelly Clarkson. I started to chuckle because he's a big heavy-metal guy. I then learned that he meant that she was a big breath of fresh air because she's talented but refuses to confirm to a stick-skinny prototype of a successful pop-sensation that everyone seems to be so obessed about. I couldn't agree more.

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        I hate to admit it, but if someone offered my $1M to put on 30lbs., I'd be awfully tempted!! Fortunately, I don't see that happening anytime soon! I'll stick with Primal!

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          I don't think he looked good in 300 at all. His muscles look all inflated and artificial. :\

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            That&#39;s because they did a lot of airbrushing during the actual shooting. I&#39;ve seen his pictures without any makeup and he looked OK.

            I personally don&#39;t really care for unnaturally muscular look though.

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              No way, if you watch the extra stuff on the 300 DVD you&#39;ll see the guys actually doing their workouts...they look almost exactly like they do in the movie. Sure, they put makeup around the outlines of the muscles to make them look a little more defined, but they put makeup between women&#39;s breasts to make them "pop" more too. The base is there, the makeup just helps a little bit. Gerard Butler in 300 is one of my all time favorite characters...as is Brad Pitt in Troy Yowza!


              I though Gerard was still hot in P.S. I Love You, even though he wasn&#39;t super ripped anymore. He hadn&#39;t gained as much weight as he has recently, but he didn&#39;t have a 6-pack anymore.

              You are what you eat,
              and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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                I admit I am coming from the perspective of a middle aged 269 pound woman, but I think he looks fine. I was looking for the shots of him having this giant beer belly and man boobs and didn&#39;t see it. No he didn&#39;t look like an Olympic athlete, but he&#39;s still cute.

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                  I agree with hannahc on this one...


                  I think that Gerrard Butler looked great in 300. It takes an amazing amount of hard work and dedication to pull that off. However, he also looked quite good in P.S. I Love You (Yes, I&#39;ve seen that movie ladies!) without him being hard and chisled.


                  As for Brad Pitt in Troy, probably the best he&#39;s ever looked. Not too muscled, just a very athletic look. Kinda what I&#39;m shooting for myself.

                  I grok, therefore I am.

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                    I don&#39;t think Gerard Butler looks that terrible; he has not gotten fat and slovenly like Russel Crowe did. Then again, last semester I fell off of the primal wagon and landed in a giant vat of Dairy Queen Blizzards; perhaps I don&#39;t think that Butler looks quite so bad because I chunked up a bit myself.


                    But it still angers me that although neither Butler nor Crowe are sporting the physiques that made them famous, both men will still be able to secure heartthrob movie roles. If a woman were to lose her famous physique, I highly doubt that she would still be offered movie roles as the leading sexpot. Let&#39;s say Megan Fox or Jessica Biel suddenly ballooned up forty pounds...fat chance at either of them getting any more starring movie roles. (Okay, that pun was beyond atrocious. Please accept my apologies.)

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                      I&#39;ve never understood the obsession with "looking" a certain way. All I want - and I believe all anyone should want - is to be healthy, active, and vibrant long into old age. If I look thin while doing it, excellent, if I don&#39;t excellent. I&#39;ve only seen an obsession with looks become a detriment, never a benefit.

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                        Haha Shine I liked the pun And I think you&#39;re totally right, women cannot get leading roles if they gain a lot of weight...even if the tabloids report that they have gained weight, they slim back down before another role. Then we see the "How ____ Lost 40 Pounds in 20 Days!" headlines. Kind of ridiculous.

                        You are what you eat,
                        and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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                          Just took a peek. He doesn&#39;t look ultra-lean, but I sure wouldn&#39;t call him "fat and bloated" either.


                          I never watch tv or subscribe to any magazines, but I&#39;m still aware of all the ridiculous nit-picking about baby-bumps, ear wax, collagen-filled lips, etc etc. It&#39;s worse for the women, but it&#39;s all annoying.

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                            I do get disgusted with the obsession with female nudity, boobies, etc. - sick of it, sick of seeing it. I stopped reading HuffPost because one page had Lohan appearing to have sex, Tiger&#39;s mistress half-naked, some porn thing & then - an ariticle about a raped abused little girl, or violence to women....HELLO! The thing is maybe if men are subjected to the same ickiness & judgement then it will be reduced for women. But, I doubt it - however, when 300 came out I thought we are truly evolving as a society - scorching hot half naked men for an entire movie - now remove the &#39;sibyl&#39; scene & we&#39;re set. Half-naked men for 2 and 1/2 hours, we need more of those movies & I won&#39;t complain about double standards. Let&#39;s have equal objectification of both men & women. It&#39;s been too one-sided for too long! LOL. I&#39;m half joking, sort of. I can deal with more movies like 300, crap, but visually, ah, stunning.

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                              I dunno, in that first link, he&#39;s developed a little bit of Dunlop disease, where his gut "dun-lopped" over his shorts! In the second link&#39;s photos, his before and after shots are pretty shocking, from quite nice lean/athletic appearance, to ripped muscle head definition. It seems that his diet and exercise in any of those 3 shots is CW through and through.


                              But the "before 300" photo, he&#39;s got a pretty good athletic build goin&#39; on. Through massive work, he muscled up greatly, then fell back to worse than the "before 300" shot. Hmmm.


                              I like that Primal/Paleo has allowed me to be more like the "before 300" shot for a couple years now, with little effort!

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