The Wolverine Diet
It might seem ironic that we are advocating sticking to a strict eating pattern here, especially when you’re trying to break free from myriad soulzapping routines in your life. But don’t just take our word for it, as Hugh Jackman is living proof that this diet might just change your life.
Jackman is, after all, best known for portraying Wolverine onscreen with all the superhuman animalistic characteristics that he possesses. But off-screen, he is seemingly inhumane too. Jackman grew in size at a ridiculously fast rate in order to embody the character, and when quizzed on how he can consume 5,000 calories daily without putting on any fats, he revealed that it’s all thanks to intermittent fasting.
Aptly dubbed the “Wolverine Diet”, the strict regime that Jackman follows is based on the concept of intermittent fasting, where he fasts for 16 hours, and eats only during the following eight- hour period. That’s the Leangains daily model of intermittent fasting for you. However, there are also four other common forms of intermittent fasting to suit your schedule and lifestyle. These include the alternate day fasting, weekly fasting, the Eat-stop- Eat fasting (where you fast for 24 hours once or twice a week), and the Warrior diet (where you fast during the day and eat a huge meal at night).
Of course, Jackman’s shredded physique doesn’t just come from dieting alone; his gruelling “Wolverine Workout” is not for the fainthearted. But, there’s no denying the other purported health benefits of following this routine such as reduced blood pressure, lowered risk of type 2 diabetes, and improved pancreatic function. Fans of this method also claim that it puts them in a better mental state, allowing them to better focus on their tasks at hand.