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Jorge Garcia: The Weight Loss Journey Of The 'Hawaii Five-0' Star

Jorge Garcia at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, 2010. The Hawaii-Five O star has opened up about his weight loss journey
October 13, 2019 - 08:45 / Laura Pérez

The Hawaii Five-O star Jorge Garcia has been praised not only for his acting skills but also because of his amazing weight loss journey. The 46-year-old actor changed his eating habits after being asked to lose some pounds for his role in Lost.

We absolutely admire the fabulous Jorge Garcia for his roles in Hawaii Five-O and Lostbut also because he has been promoting a healthy lifestyle through his weight loss journey! The 46-year-old actor who has been in constant demand ever since he appeared on television, has become a role model for people who would like to lose weight before actually encountering health issues, and the fact that he has lost some pounds in the past few years is something that his fans find simply inspirational.

For many years Jorge Garcia was described as "the largest member of the cast of Lostdue to his size, which is something that at some point became a huge concern not only for him, but also for his friends, family, and even co-stars. That was when he decided to change his daily habits in order to have a healthier lifestyle and also to avoid major problems like diabetes.

Jorge Garcia at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, 2008

Jorge Garcia at the opening day of the RomaFictionFest in Rome, Italy, 2007

Jorge Garcia was asked to lose weight after being cast in Lost

Nowadays we are very used to seeing stars do whatever it takes in order to look fit and "perfect", but it is true that some of them don't really pay attention to that, which was Jorge Garcia's case at some point. In general terms, the Hawaii Five-O and Lost star has remained healthy but he struggled with food addiction, which was actually why he gained a lot of weight, nearing 400 lbs. (181 kg,). His destructive eating and drinking habits were pretty much controlling his life.

But everything changed when the Nebraska native was asked to lose weight by the Lost production - it was certainly a wake up call. Jorge -who prefers his name to be pronounced as "Hor-hay," then began to change his habits with the support of a team of nutrition experts, as well as with the help from workout coaches. As of today, the actor has tried several things like Nooch, also known as Nutritional Yeast, which is considered to be one of the most efficient ways of losing weight due to its use of deactivated yeast to break down fats. Jorge also reportedly went on a gastric bypass.

Jorge Garcia at the HBO Luxury Lounge in honor of the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, 2008

Hawaii Five-O's star weight loss journey: THIS is Jorge Garcia's diet

Although changing eating habits from one day to another can be challenging and frustrating, such as Jorge Garcia experienced after some failed attempts, once our body gets used to new routines, things can be easier than what we think!

The actor, also known as "Hector" in Beckerstarted to replace greasy foods with fruits and vegetables, and gradually made a transition into low carb and high protein foods. He also quit alcohol and began to work out on a regular basis, including some of the recommended exercises to be used alongside the diet like arms circles, push ups, sit ups, and jogging or running. The results were simply amazing as we can see in the following pictures:

Jorge Garcia at the Hawaii Five-O and Magnum P.I. Sunset On The Beach event in Honolulu, Hawaii, 2018

An effective diet for someone whose body type is similar to Jorge Garcia's 

Main rules: Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, and work out daily

Things to avoid: potatoes, beef, butter, bread, cheese, soda, and milk

Day 1. Fruits. This diet allows people to eat as much fruits as they want due to the fibrous content that helps to burn fat

Day 2. Vegetables. Same as with day one but with veggies, either raw or boiled

Day 3. Fruits and vegetables with no restrictions

Day 4. Probably the weirdest day of the week: People have to have 8 bananas and 4 glasses of milk during the day

Day 5. Also a little bit weird yet effective: Individuals are allowed to eat 6 large tomatoes, and fish or chicken breast, or brown rice for vegetarians and vegans

Day 6. Chicken breast or fish, or a cup of brown rice with either uncooked or cooked vegetables for vegetarians and vegans

Day 7. A cup of brown rice, vegetables and fruit juices

Don't forget to get your doctor's opinion before trying this or any other diet!