Ryan Reynolds Diet Schedule
“I attribute my results mostly to nutrition,” Reynolds says. (See “What He Eats,” below, for a sample menu.) He ate every 2 to 3 hours to burn more fat. “Your body doesn’t need to store fat for energy if you’re feeding it all the time,” explains Bobby Strom, Reynolds’s Los Angeles-based trainer.
Mix It Up
“I gained a lot more muscle mass when I went on creatine,” says Reynolds. He also took L-glutamine, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), whey, and a multivitamin.
Go for Bulk
Reynolds doesn’t have a personal chef, so he cooks meals in advance. For instance, he’ll make a large supply of Irish steel-cut oatmeal and freeze it. That way, the most important meal of the day requires the least work.
Carve with Carbs
“Never do any of that carve-starve crap,” Reynolds says. Instead, watch the clock. He ate most of his carbohydrates postworkout, and none after 8 p.m.
Think about Yourself
“If you hate your workout, you’re not going to do it,” explains Reynolds. Customize your fitness plan to meet your needs. He found it “meditative” to do ab exercises first instead of last.
WHAT HE EATS
2 eggs, some “good” fat like a spoon of almond butter or slice of avocado, and 1 cup of oatmeal with applesauce
albacore tuna wrap or chicken and salad
protein shake (whey and water), protein bar, or apple and almonds
broiled fish or chicken, brown rice, vegetables, and salad
Snack protein shake