James McAvoy Denies Eating A Crazy 6,000-Calorie Diet To Get Swole AF, Explains How He Really Did It

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James McAvoy Denies 6,000-Calorie Diet

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Last week the internet was stunned to see a very jacked James McAvoy walking the streets of Philadelphia. After years of seeing McAvoy looking like pretty much average when it comes to his physique the internet had a very hard time processing it. Professor X, Charles Xavier, is… swole?!

Following the initial sighting, several websites (I won’t name names, that’s why we have Google) reported that McAvoy consumed an insane 6,000-calorie diet to explain the sudden and massive body transformation. Turns out those reports were simply not true.

How do we know this? Because McAvoy also saw those reports and not only got quite a chuckle out of it, he also took to Instagram to make sure that no one out there actually believes them because eating a diet such as that is not really recommended. Instead, he explained the truth of how he did it.

McEvoy wrote (edited for clarity)…

Seeing a lot of articles saying that I ate 6000 calories a day to get bigger and leaner. Just to set the record straight in case anyone decides to give this a go. I have never done this.

The quote is taken from an interview I did for a movie called “Split”, not the one I’m on right now which is called “Glass”. The interview was done at the beginning of the year and me saying “I ate 6000 calories a day” is inaccurate, was meant as a joke and is being widely used out of context.

The truth is that this time around I gained more muscle weight and got leaner by not counting a single calorie. Good old @magnuslygdback had me eating a lot but nowhere near the 6000 calorie mark. In fact we didn’t count a single calorie. We counted macros…I think probably a healthier way of tracking intake.

I’m sure most people would never dream of copying the advice of some article/s on the internet about some actor but I know some would and I’d be gutted if they laboured under bad advice or worse yet seriously harmed their health. 6000 a day might work well for somebody but I’ve got zero experience or info on that being the case.

Guys and girls in the gym and out…this IS NOT how I got the results I got. Please don’t copy. Enjoy your workouts or non workouts. Stay healthy and eat well to enjoy if you can!

All the very best, James.

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Seeing a lot of articles saying that I ate 6000 calories a day to get bigger and leaner. Just to set the record straight incase anyone decides to give this a go. I have never done this. The quote is taken from an interview I did for a movie called "Split",not the one I'm on right now which is called "Glass" . The interview was done at the beginning of the year and me saying "I ate 6000 calories a day" is inaccurate,was meant as a joke and is being widely used out of context. The truth is that this time around I gained more muscle weight and got leaner by not counting a single calorie. Good old @magnuslygdback had me eating a lot but nowhere near the 6000 calorie mark. In fact we didn't count a single calorie. We counted macros…I think probably a healthier way of tracking intake. I'm sure most people would never dream of copying the advice of some article/s on the internet about some actor but I know some would and id be gutted if they laboured under bad advice or worse yet seriously harmed their health. 6000 a day might work well for somebody but I've got zero experience or info on that being the case. Guys and girls in the gym and out…this IS NOT how I got the results I got.please don't copy. enjoy your workouts or non workouts.stay healthy and eat well to enjoy if you can! All the very best,James

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The interview McAvoy is referring to was from Mr. Porter way back in January.

In it he discussed how he was able to bulk up for the role in Split

“On that job, I didn’t go out a lot,” he recalls. “I was on set 12, 13 hours a day, and I was in every scene, so it was different. With Split, I had less time to get it done, and I did it in a different way. I googled ‘good way to put on muscle quick’, just went into a gym and did it myself: a power-lifting routine called 5×5. You do five different exercises four or five times a week, and they’re huge, big exercises. Pick something up and do that,” he says, extending his arms above his head, “then put something on your back, sit down and stand up.”

“It’s super-simple, but it works every muscle. And I’d eat 5,000, 6,000 calories a day. Instead of eating two eggs in the morning, I’d eat eight. Then a snack of chicken breast. Then two chicken breasts for lunch, and then a steak for another snack. Then two salmon steaks for dinner.

Hrmm… that didn’t really come off as a joke. However, it was nice of McAvoy to clear the air in an effort to make sure no one actually damaged their health trying to copy him. Because, based on his current look, following his fitness and diet plan seems to most definitely be working and the ladies are lovin’ cool J.

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