LB weight loss was more than just his body


Though before achieving the dramatic 100-pound weight loss transformation he revealed toward the end of 2020, Batalon admittedly wasn’t always up for putting in that effort.
News’ Francesca Amiker in an exclusive interview, reflecting on how his mentality changed along with his physique.
“That was something that hindered me before with my weight and with work.
I feel like it’s easy to be on set all day, snack and just pass out in your trailer for a few hours.
I’ve really had to control that side of me and be professional and on point with my health, because health is wealth.”
Calling the experience “challenging but rewarding,” Batalon explained, “You put a lot of responsibility on yourself when you’re leading a show.
“If it wasn’t for their belief I don’t think I would have believed in myself enough to want to try.”
And while we’re on this earthly plane, read on to see what more stars have had to say about their weight loss journeys:


Teleportation would be Jacob Batalon’s chosen superpower if he could choose.

The actor who portrayed Ned Leeds, Peter Parker’s intelligent but non-avenging best friend in the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man movies, is aware that hard work is necessary to achieve your goals in life.

Batalon acknowledged that he wasn’t always willing to put in the work before making the tremendous 100-pound weight loss transformation he disclosed at the end of 2020.

In an exclusive interview with Francesca Amiker of E! News, the 27-year-old said, “I’ve learned that I’m definitely able to commit,” discussing how his mindset changed in tandem with his physical appearance. That used to be a hindrance for me, both with my weight and at work. It seems simple to graze throughout the day on set and then collapse in your trailer for a few hours. Being mindful of my health and maintaining a professional demeanor has been crucial for me, as well, as it is a valuable asset. ****.

Batalon described the experience as “challenging yet rewarding,” adding that being in charge of a show entails a great deal of responsibility. I had to figure out how to acquire the necessary level of readiness. “.

He then joked, “I’m just this robot that can spout out a lot of words in a short amount of time. “.”.

In other words, he’s acclimating to his role as The Guy after being introduced to the public as The Guy’s loyal friend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Batalon’s first role was as Ned in the 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming. The teenager, who is Filipino-American and was born and raised in Hawaii, was staying with cousins in Connecticut who helped him record and submit his audition tape because they were more self-assured than he was.

Remembering, Batalon said he expected it to be “just another throw-away tape that I’ve done a million times for a bunch of different people.”. “I don’t think I would have believed in myself enough to want to try if it weren’t for their belief. “.

He is now back on the big screen in the horror film Tarot, playing the role of Paxton, “a stubborn non-believer turned true fanatic,” and bringing comic relief. Hey kids, you do not mess with a long-dead vengeful astrologer’s cursed tarot deck. ****.

For the record, Batalon has received a tarot reading in person. However, he doesn’t try to tear down any barriers separating this world from the next because he is “very afraid of the spiritual realm.”.

Nevertheless, he is excited about the future and believes that if he hadn’t begun making these adjustments a few years ago, he wouldn’t be as prepared to face whatever challenges may arise.

“Having the time and space to work on myself during the pandemic was a great blessing,” he remarked. I had to adopt a certain frame of mind, enforce stricter rules, and stick to a schedule. That has, in my opinion, improved both my life and my health. It has helped me put a lot of things into perspective. “.”.

He lost a hundred pounds by the time he arrived to film Spider-Man: No Way Home in October 2020, which was delayed due to COVID-19.

Exercise six days a week with his trainer via FaceTime, a meal plan focused mostly on protein and vegetables—”the very normal prototypical diet”—and portion control were credited by Batalon with his final changes.

Batalon said that the workout regimen devised by his trainer “was so regimented,” detailing how he would work on his legs one day, followed by his chest, shoulders, and triceps, arms, and back, full body, abs, and cardio. And on the day that is seven. Indeed, he would sleep.

“To be honest, I wish there was a shortcut, but my success was largely due to my consistency,” he said. Soon after, exercising turned into a daily addiction that could not be stopped. “.”.

Batalon bonded even more with his five months on set with costars Em Haine, Mandela Van Peebles, and Christin Park—albeit with a lot of sarcastic humor.

He said, “There were a lot of inside jokes.”. If someone teases him, he responds, “I’m just saying, if you’re going to dish it out, I hope you’re ready to take it, because I will also be talking some crazy smack.”. “.

Recently, Jack Quaid and Batalon were cast in the upcoming thriller Novocaine. He responded, “I don’t have a goal, per se,” when asked what he wanted to accomplish next. “My goal is simply to live a long life and pursue a successful career. Anything artistic, creative, and enjoyable is what I want to do. ****.

Tarot is currently showing in theaters. Reginald the Vampire’s second season debuts at 10 p.m. on May 8th. m. on Syfy.

(E! and Syfy are both affiliated with NBCUniversal. ).

While we’re here on Earth, continue reading to learn what other stars have to say about their experiences losing weight:.

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