50 Cent’s weight loss is now well-known for those who keep up with celebrity news, and for those who don’t, 50 Cent lost a lot of weight back in May 2010 to play a cancer patient in the movie “Things Fall Apart”. He decided to star in the film after a close friend of his died from cancer and felt he had to lose a vast amount of weight to respect his friend; to do him justice. 50 Cent’s weight loss was so rapid that at one point his manager told him to go see a doctor. It seems that he managed to drop 50 to 60 pounds within only 9 weeks. This interesting thing about this weight loss story is that 50 Cent is a 6-foot tall guy built out of muscle, so to get his size and, moreover, his weight down so much he really must have done something special.
Let’s look at how 50 Cent lost weight. Some of the work came from fitness; in order to suppress his appetite he ran every day to stop himself from being hungry. The fitness programme also helped him lose a lot of weight as he used the treadmill for 3 hours per day. In terms of dieting, 50 Cent followed a strict liquid diet but it appears difficult to determine what sort of liquid diet he followed. There are two broad types of liquid diets and these are the clear liquid diet, and the full liquid diet. The former one consists purely of drinking clear liquids, i.e. clear fruit juices, clear carbonated drinks and clear vegetable broths. However, a full liquid diet involves drinking anything blending with a smooth consistency, such as milkshakes, smoothies, water and other beverages.
Since 50 Cent’s fat loss, he has since beefed up again after filming for his role in Things Fall Apart (which is in the post-production stage and will be released in 2011). Whilst for most people they do not aim to put it back on afterwards, it is certainly an interesting case study in how to lose weight fast, although how one would sustain such a diet after the rapid weight loss is a key question. Recent pictures of him show the weight gain (especially if you look at photos at the peak of his weight loss) and should serve as motivation as to how easy it is to weight back on, and how you should keep on striving to keep that weight off as you diet like 50 Cent.
In fact, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s weight loss, should be seen as a role-model in terms of dedication and perseverance. He simply went on an accelerated diet because he had to fit the movies shooting schedule. No one says that you should try a similar rapid weight loss experience, because the more quick the weight loss is, the bigger is the risk of you bulking back up once you end the diet. 50 Cent’s weight gain can be provided as an example in this case too. He managed to bulk up easily to almost his original weight once the shooting was over.