McConaughey found dieting tough

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 22:30 hrs

Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey says he found it tough to diet for a leaner look for his new movie "Dallas Buyers Club".

McConaughey play Aids victim Ron Woodroof in the film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.

"It was tough going, I'm not going to lie. The dieting was pretty hardcore. I was losing 7 lbs (little over 3 kgs) every week," quoted McConaughey as saying.

"I'd have a diet coke, two egg whites in the morning, a piece of chicken, then another diet coke. That was rough," he said.

"I got down to nine-and-a-half stone (almost 60 kgs) and I was always hungry, and irritable. My body resembled a little baby bird with its mouth open, crying 'feed me, feed me' and you realise momma bird ain't going to feed you. It's hard," he said.

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