Rapper Action Bronson Looks Unrecognizable After 127-Pound Weight Loss
By Regina Star
December 18, 2020
Action Bronson looks nearly unnoticeable after making a life-changing transformation.
The chef-turned-rapper, whose real name is Ariyan Arslani, lost 127 pounds over the course of nine months while quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic. The “White Bronco” lyricist, who says he’d been pushing 400 pounds at one point, recently spoke with Men’s Health about why and how he dropped the weight while on lockdown in New York City.
“I’ve been a big boy my whole life and it got out of control,” he told the magazine. “My entire career was based around living a fast, hard life. And I got myself together and here we are in December and I’m 249 pounds this morning—shredded!”
As Bronson explained to Men’s Health, the key factor to his weight loss was making changes to his diet in tandem with gym time. He starts his days at 4:30 a.m. with a helping of eggs and a protein shake, noting, “I have to make two portions because it’s an after-the-workout shake also.”
For lunch, the former cook has five to 10 egg whites and chicken and broccoli with olive oil and sautéed with garlic.
To curb unhealthy snacking, the 37-year-old has roasted nuts on hand with honey and spiced with cayenne and cinnamon. The “Baby Blue” star also had to sacrifice pasta and admits that planning dessert has also been a challenge, revealing his newfound “willpower” helped him resist the urge to get a cake for his recent birthday.
“It’s hard to have dessert,” he explained. “You become unconscious when you’re eating that stuff. You can’t gauge the size and what the impact has. The smallest thing could be the worst thing in the world.”
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