PREPARING for a big movie can be exhausting for some actors, and Batman star Robert Pattinson is no different.
The 35-year-old has now revealed he’s tried the ‘slurp diet’ to prepare for his topless scenes in the latest film.
However, one expert has warned that this diet can lead to life-threatening changes in your heart rhythm caused by dehydration.
Pattinson is best known for his role in the Twilight series, in which he played a pale vampire, Edward Cullen – far from playing one of the most notorious superheroes.
While Batman is meant to be an ordinary man by day and a superhero by night, the actors who have played him have always displayed toned physiques.
So Pattinson went on what he called the “sipping diet” to get in shape for the film.
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Pattinson said the closer he got to filming days, especially the topless ones, the more careful he had to be about what he consumed.
“You cut and cut and cut before the few scenes with your shirt off and counting sips of water,” he said People.
However, experts have warned that restricting water intake is not the best way to lose weight.
dr Nadja Auerbach, Physician and Clinical Operations Associate at Thriva said: “Restricting water intake is not a safe nor sustainable solution to weight loss.
“It’s a method that can result in drastic, short-term weight changes due to water loss rather than fat loss, and can be very dangerous.”
dr Auerbach explained that the “swallow diet” is sometimes used by athletes competing in weight-class sports like weightlifting or boxing, or by bodybuilders before competitions to improve muscle definition.
“By reducing subcutaneous fluid (fluid stored under the skin), muscles appear more defined.
“Typically, athletes increase their water intake significantly in the days leading up to an event.
“This causes the body to upregulate the amount of water lost through excretion.
“Then you’re going to suddenly and drastically cut back on that water intake, but because there’s a lag before the body adjusts, you’re still losing water at an accelerated rate,” added Dr. Auerbach added.
The 12 tips you need to know to lose weight safely
While it’s probably best if you don’t try the ‘slurp diet’, the NHS has provided some helpful tips to help you lose weight.
- Don’t skip breakfast: You may snack more throughout the day
- Eat regularly: Eating regularly helps burn calories faster
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables: Low in calories and fat and high in fiber
- Get more active: You have to burn more calories than you expend to lose weight
- Drink plenty of water: Don’t confuse thirst with hunger
- Eat high-fiber foods: Helps you feel full longer
- Read food labels: This can help you choose healthier options
- Use a smaller slab: This helps with portion control
- Do not ban foods: This will only make you want her even more
- Don’t buy junk food: If it’s not in your cupboards, chances are you’ll eat less of it
- Reduce alcohol: Drinking too much water over time can contribute to weight gain
- plan ahead: This will help you stick to healthy options
dr Auerbach explained that a similar technique is sometimes done with sodium — but that both lead to an overall dehydration of the body.
“It’s worth noting that this method doesn’t always work for everyone, as each body and how it responds to the amounts of water/sodium it ingests is very individual.
“Both water overload and a sudden cessation of water intake can be very dangerous.
“Overhydration can lead to brain dysfunction and seizures,” said Dr. Auerbach.
dr Auerbach added that dehydration can cause significant kidney damage as well as an imbalance of important electrolytes, which can lead to life-threatening changes in your heart’s rhythm.
“I strongly advise against resorting to this method as a ‘quick fix,'” added Dr. Auerbach.
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