Jake Gyllenhaal, 32 year old actor recently lost about 20 Lbs weight for his movie “Nightcrawler” and he was nearly unrecognizable at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013. When asking about his weight loss secret, he said it not quite different.

“I think [I’ve lost] probably a little over 20 pounds, something like that,” the actor, 32, told PEOPLE Monday on the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards, where he looked noticeably thinner as he was honored for his role in Prisoners.

Jake Gyllenhaal weight loss before and after photos

Jake Gyllenhaal 20 Lbs Weight Loss Secrets Revealed Before and After Photos

It seems Jake Gyllenhaal can change his weight magically according to the role requires. In fat Jake Gyllenhaal successfully addded muscle for his role in Disney’s Prince of Persia.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s weight gain for Disney’s Prince of Persia

Jake Gyllenhaal revealed at that time to gain weight quickly.  He adopted the following ways

  • Eat six small meals a day
  • Foods high in protein
  • Eat more foods high in carbs and fats
  • Workout

It helped him gain much weight in short time. But for the weight loss this time, he revealed it quite different.

I just love this movie,” he says. “That’s how I did it. There really was no technique.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s weight loss for “Nightcrawler”

Jake revealed the secret of his natural weight loss, without changing his diet, is because he believed in it.

“It’s not different than getting into character for anything. It’s more about believing where you are and being present where you are,” he said. “Who’s to say what the process is? I have a strange one … but I love what I do.”

Jake Gyllenhaal weight loss before and after photos

Jake Gyllenhaal 20 Lbs Weight Loss Secrets Revealed Before and After Photos 2

What’s Jake Gyllenhaal’s weight loss secret exactly?

Jake Gyllenhaal is not the first hollywood star who has lost weight dramatically for their roles. But maybe he is the first one who said that he lost weight naturally without changing diet! And he is so busy that very likely not able to do a lot of workout!

So what’s Jake Gyllenhaal’s weight loss secrets exactly?

There’s 2 possiblities that he can weight loss dramatically

1. It’s a lie and he lost weight through diet.

But it’s ridiculous because Jake seems to be very frank about his weight gain for his past movie. There’s no reason he try to cover the truth of his diet.

2. Weight-loss hypnosis

According to professors in mayoclinic.com, weight loss hypnosis may help you lose weight but the scientific evidences are still not enough. Just as Jake Gyllenhaal said ‘believing where you are and being present where you are‘, it seems like he was trying to create mental images.

Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption and concentration, like being in a trance. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a hypnotherapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you’re under hypnosis, your attention is highly focused, and you’re more responsive to suggestions, including behavior changes that can help you lose weight.

What do you think? Frankly I do think he looks more handsome before his weight loss!

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