What's the Peter
Jackson Weight Loss Secret? Introducing the Skull Island Diet
By Alan Cooper
What is the Peter Jackson weight loss
secret? The image most of us have of the Lord of the Rings movie maker
is a portly, bespectacled figure reminiscent of one of his Hobbit
In a fact, film industry insiders and
Jackson fans started noticing a new-look Peter Jackson nearly a year
ago. But it's only now with all the publicity surrounding his soon-to-be
released feature King Kong that the public at large have woken up to the
slim, spectacle free version of the man and begun wondering about the
Peter Jackson diet.
And it's not difficult to see why there's
so much interest. The Peter Jackson weight loss has been impressive -
he's shed some 70 pounds (32 kilograms).
So what's his diet secret? Was it the
South Beach Diet? The Cave Man Diet? The Atkins Diet?
did some research and discovered that Jackson did not follow any of the
popular fad diets. The real secret to the Peter Jackson weight loss
phenomenon has been dubbed the "Skull Island Diet," after the
fictional island home of King Kong.
Jackson, bemused by all the attention his
new image is receiving, insists a lifestyle change, rather than a diet
is responsible for his weight loss.
"I just got tired of being
overweight and unfit, so I changed my diet from hamburgers to yogurt and
muesli and it seems to work," Jackson told Britain's Daily
Telegraph newspaper. Jackson reportedly followed no specific exercise
program either, but has spoken several times of his punishing
21-hour-a-day work schedule on the King Kong set, which no doubt
accounted for part of the weight loss.
Jackson said he was cutting during the
day and shooting during the night for months on end, surviving on three
hours' sleep. "I thought I was some kind of Superman, but it
And what of Jackson new-found
spectacle-free status? No, unfortunately losing weight does not improve
your eyesight. Jackson underwent laser eye surgery, explaining that he
had grown "tired of being outside with rain and dust on the
Alan Cooper is a journalist with 20
year's experience and the publisher of ObesityCures.com,
a site with the ambitious aim of being a "one-stop-shop" for
impartial information on obesity and weight loss solutions - including
fad diets, prescription weightloss pills and natural weightloss aids.
Click on the Peter Jackson link on the
home page to view for yourself the dramatic before and after pictures of
Jackson's weight loss.
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