Whether you like it or not, you can’t deny that fitness transformations are all the rage right now. Everyone loves the occasional motivational workout videos and almost all people can appreciate a ‘before and after’ of an obese man who is now at a healthy body weight.
A slimmed down (or jacked) physique all comes down to calories (or the law of thermodynamics.) If you eat more than you burn, you gain weight. Eat less than you burn and you lose weight. It’s a simple law that everyone abides by regardless of size, age, or genetics. Now, this doesn’t mean that genetics don’t play a role. Genetics will certainly play a role in how much you can eat but it doesn’t mean that it can let you defy any laws of physics. With better nutrition, increased knowledge of the human body and also technology, humans can grow bigger and taller and hopefully live longer as well. That’s what makes transformations so amazing to see, it’s because they are relatable. Everyone has a body and everyone has the ability to change their bodies! And especially when you’re a celebrity and thousands (if not, millions) of people will view your transformation on the big screen.
Charlize Theron put on over 30 pounds for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in Monster. The actress played the role so well that she won an Oscar in 2004. Charlize said that she gained the weight by eating lots of donuts and potato chips. In an interview. She said that: ‘I’ve tried most of my career to transform myself towards characters.’