Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American actor and filmmaker, born July 6, 1946, in New York City, United States.
The 77 years old has forged himself into a legend when it comes to action movies and, without any form of doubt, he continues to be a leader in the genre.
Despite the passing of the years, far from losing his physical shape, the actor continues to stay in impeccable shape, all thanks to his work in the gym and a diet that fits his needs.
But, there was a time he wasn’t always in control of his diet and this had consequences.
In the 80s, Stallone was flying high thanks to two successful installments of ‘Rocky’ and about to release a third, which was released in 1982.
However, while preparing for the film he went through a process that caused him brain damage due to a strict and surprising diet.
Why Stallone endangered his health
Now, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the actor revealed what some of his dangerous habits were.
According to him, “I used to drink about 25 cups [of coffee] a day when I was doing Rocky III.
My entire breakfast would be maybe two [small] oatmeal cookies made with brown rice and 10 cups of coffee because I wanted to keep my body fat down to 2.8%.”
Although he achieved his goal and lost 13 kilos, that ended up costing him, especially when it came to his memory.
“I was forgetting my phone number.
I was eating just tuna fish. My memory was shot, it was completely gone. I was getting all kinds of debilitating physical effects. But it was for the cause,” he said.
Over time, Stallone has always maintained his defined and muscular body in action movies.
But those problems led him to stop that diet after ‘Rocky III’ and, although he maintained a healthy and balanced diet for the various films he had to tackle, he never went through that again.