Guest Star: "50 Cent's Metabolism Was Running A Lot Faster Than The Average Person" -Diddy's Personal Trainer

Monday, Jun 7, 2010 11:25AM

Written by Mark Jenkins for SOHH

I've seen those 50 Cent weight-loss photos and I thought he did a good job and it really shows his dedication to the movie role. You see how the guy from The Machinist did it, it shows a lot of dedication to the role and I gotta give it up because you can't be feeling too good at that weight.

I'm sure 50 was being supervised through the whole process because he's too much of a high commodity to let him go down but you know, he was taking his electrolytes which is good to hear because the main thing you have to worry about with that muscle and weight loss is your body not getting the minerals and nutrients that it needs to sustain itself. So that was good that he was doing it with electrolytes and doing it with liquids and he got the nutrients that he needed in a healthy way but I wouldn't advise anybody to drop it off that quickly. 50 had a lot of muscle mass and he was in great shape before he did it so it wouldn't be as detrimental for someone like that as it would be to a regular person.

If you're on just a liquid diet, then your weight loss will go down pretty quickly because each pound of muscle takes about 50 to 100 calories to sustain. So with 50, he's a fairly muscular guy to deal with so his metabolism was running a lot faster than the average person to deal with. So once you cut those calories, you drop the weight rapidly. Somebody who wasn't as in good condition as 50 wouldn't have been able to do that as quickly.

The brain functions off of glucose and when you cut the glucose down it's definitely harder to stay coherent so he was probably doing what he had to do and resting after that. I gotta give it to him, it definitely shows some dedication to the role because it's not easy.

It's much harder for the average person to lose weight because the more muscle you have, the more quickly your metabolism is running. 50 lost fat and muscle, the average person is not going to lose 50 pounds in fat within that certain amount of time. 50 was able to drop that amount of weight because of the amount of muscle mass he had on him.

The best way to regain weight is to do it slowly because you don't want to put that weight on as fat, you want to put it on as muscle and you just put your body through a starvation mode so any food you eat, your body is gonna wanna convert it into fat because you've been starving it. You want to give yourself a good amount of time and eat healthy, you don't want to get a lot of fat so stack up your calories on your healthy food, because when you go from nothing to a lot of food it could complicate your intestinal tract.

Mark Jenkins is a renowned personal trainer for Diddy, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce.

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