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Simon Pegg Speaks Out Following Reaction To 19lb Weight Loss

He looks great!

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Actor Simon Pegg has spoken out following the reaction to his recent 19lb weight loss.

Earlier this year, Simon’s personal trainer Nick Lower shared a picture of the Shaun of the Dead star rocking an impressive six pack on Instagram. The star went from 78kg to 69kg in his body weight (losing 19 pounds) and went down to an impressive 8% body fat from 12%.

Speaking to GQ Hype, Simon said: “The response from that picture was so weird,

The 49-year-old continued: “Some people said, ‘You look ill,’ which is what my wife thought. Others were saying, ‘Well done.’ And the thing is, it wasn’t meant to be an aspirational thing,

“It was a snapshot that my trainer took and I really didn’t expect the furore that followed. All I can think of is that people still think of me as that schlubby guy from Shaun Of The Dead.”


He added: “So Nick and I developed this plan to give me that body shape and it was a lot of work. I trained for three months with only one day off a week. Obviously nutrition was a big part of that, too. Nick always says you can’t outrun a bad diet and that is completely true. No matter how many sit-ups you do, you’ll never get a six-pack if you don’t manage your macro-nutrients properly.”

Despite the fact that PT Nick mentioned in the original Instagram post that they had been doing six months of intense hard work, it looks like Simon’s journey started a while before.              

Nick has been documenting their journey together as far back as 2017.

Fair play, Simon!

Featured image credit: Instagram/New Line Cinema

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