Alec Baldwin underwent a weight loss of 100 pounds after he was inspired by Pete Davidson’s 100 pushups and 100 situps a day story (which turned out to be a lie) and began doing it. The 30 Rock actor had a massive transformation in 2012 as well when he got into shape after a major overhaul in his diet. Alec Baldwin had a weight loss of 30 pounds in just 4 months after he was diagnosed to be at pre-diabetic level.
Alec Baldwin definitely comes under as one of the most controversial public figures in America. Controversial he may be, what with his rant about American Airlines and calling his daughter a ‘pig’ in a voicemail, but nobody can deny that he is a great actor. He has done justice to all his roles, be it leading or supporting roles.
His three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and eight Screen Actors Guild Awards more than speaks all about his acting skills. He also is an Oscar nominee. He got a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the drama The Cooler.
He not only made headlines for his acting and controversies but for his weight loss of 30 pounds in just four months back in 2012. He, as recent as 2021, also lost 100 pounds and had a massive transformation as he got into shape. Let’s find out more about Alec Baldwin’s weight loss!
Alec Baldwin’s Weight Loss: Pete Davidson Inspired the 30 Rock Actor to Do 100 Pushups and 100 Sit-ups Every Day; He Also Got in Shape in 2012 After Changes in His Diet; Check Out His Before and After Pics!
Alec Baldwin (@alecbaldwininsta) underwent a weight loss of 100 pounds in 2021 after Pete Davidson lied to him about doing 100 pushups and 100 sit-ups every day which unintentionally inspired him to get in shape. He also lost 30 pounds in four months in 2012.
Alec Baldwin has Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson to thank for his weight-loss transformation. According to what Pete said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he ended up inspiring the actor to get in shape when he told him (Alec) a harmless white lie about workouts. He explained,
I was on set and Alec was hosting and it was a sketch where I had to be shirtless. And, you know, I guess I’m a little bit cut or whatever. So he came up to me and he was like, ‘What do you do?’ And I didn’t want to be rude and say, ‘I just still have a metabolism. I’m not in my mid-50s.’ So to make him feel better, I said, ‘Oh man, I do 100 pushups and 100 sit-ups every day.’
It was just a harmless lie that you never thought would amount to anything but it was why Alec Baldwin had a weight loss of 100 pounds. He began making regular appearances on SNL to play former President Donald Trump. And every time he ran into Pete Davidson in the hall, he would shout out, ‘100 a day.’ And eventually, after he started to do those 100 push-ups and sit-ups a day, he lost 100 pounds and he said that it was all because of Pete.
Pete Davidson said, ‘Do 100 pushups a day, every day.’ And I do it now. I do more. I do like 125, 150. You build up.
It was not the first time the Emmy winner had a significant weight loss. He had a drastic physical transformation in just four months after losing 30 pounds. This happened after he was diagnosed that he was in a pre-diabetic stage which caused him to change his eating habits in the interest of his health.
And how the actor managed to have a weight loss of 30 pounds in a short amount of time was that he completely gave up sugar as it was the real killer for him, the main problem. Plus, he also started doing Pilates and spin. He even thought of doing yoga but he didn’t do that as much as he would like. And in times when he couldn’t work out because he was busy shooting, he just ate less.
At the time, Alec Baldwin also had a motivating young yoga instructor girlfriend to help him by his side. Hilaria Baldwin noted in her book The Living Clearly Method that Alec’s health was in trouble at the time she started to date him. She wrote that his cup was so full that his body couldn’t metabolize even a bite or two of sugar without causing insulin disruption, and this was leading him dangerously close to chronic disease which ultimately led him to undergo weight loss in a bid to eliminate the chance of the disease progressing.
However, Hilaria didn’t immediately bring up his unhealthy eating habits as the two had just started dating but she finally got her opportunity to talk about it when a routine trip to the doctor revealed that Alec Baldwin’s blood sugar was ‘at pre-diabetic levels’ which required him to make an immediate overhaul in his diet.
This episode, as Hilaria mentioned, completely changed Alec Baldwin’s relationship with eating. When he hit the crisis point, he gained a new perspective on some of the unhelpful habits that became his normal without realizing it, which stopped his health issue from worsening more than that.
Together, Alec and Hilaria began eating healthy meals and started working out every day, which helped him lose a lot of weight’ and restore his body chemistry and blood sugar to a normal level. This weight loss was the beginning of leading a healthy life for him.