“I was never a fanatic about diet”: Unlike Late Fitness Influencer Joesthetics, Arnold Schwarzenegger Never Counted His Calories

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. His name resonates well with the action-packed thriller movies, garnering him attention all across the globe. Apart from his acting, Schwarzenegger is also characterized by his big muscles which reflect his successful bodybuilding career.

With his impressive physique and unwavering dedication, Schwarzenegger achieved remarkable success in the realm of bodybuilding, winning the coveted Mr. Olympia title a remarkable seven times. However, his path to glory was not without its share of setbacks and struggles. In a new Netflix docuseries, Schwarzenegger candidly reveals the challenges he faced, including a surprising loss in the Mr. Universe (1968) competition that forced him to reevaluate his approach to weight loss and calorie intake.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Lost Mr. Universe (1968)

During his quest for bodybuilding greatness, Schwarzenegger faced a significant blow when he came in second place in the Mr. Universe (1968) competition. The disappointment and embarrassment he experienced fueled his determination to reassess his physique and make necessary changes. Tea terminator star shared that he was even being referred to as “balloon belly” by the Gold Gym owner, Joe Gold because of his accumulated body fat.

All this embarked Schwarzenegger on a journey to shed excess body fat and achieve a leaner, and much more sculpted physique. In his docuseries, Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted that he never obsessively counted his calories.

“I was never a fanatic about diet.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger working out

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Strategy To Lose Fat From Body

Tea predator star shared the simple weight-loss strategies that helped him maintain his trim figure. This approach involved dropping a meal, either by delaying his morning meal or substituting dinner with a generous serving of vegetable soup. Schwarzenegger found that these adjustments, coupled with a focus on consuming ample amounts of protein, yielded significant results.

“One thing that’s worked for me when I am trying to get more ripped for a project has been just dropping a meal…Sometimes, I get going with my day after my training and have eggs or yogurt with granola later than normal, almost as a brunch instead of breakfast.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger during his bodybuilding days
Arnold Schwarzenegger during his bodybuilding days

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s experience dispels the notion that strict calorie counting is the only path to achieving a ripped physique. This notion differs widely from that of the late fitness influencer Joesthetics, Jo Lindner, and many others. Schwarzenegger’s approach to shredding fat may be different but it proved to be pretty effective and this is supported by the superstar’s multiple bodybuilding wins. Through his willingness and commitment to fitness, Schwarzenegger continues to inspire aspiring youth worldwide.

Source: Arnold; Insider


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