Bradley Cooper Bulked Up For Movie With 6,000-Calorie-A-Day Paleo Diet

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper. Photo: Warner Bros.

To play the burley military SEAL Chris Kyle in the movie “American Sniper” heartthrob actor Bradley Cooper had to consume some crazy calories to look the part.

According to Men’s Health magazine, Cooper had just 10 weeks to transform his 6’ 1’’ body from 185 pounds to 225 pounds. How did he do it? Obviously with lots of food – reportedly a high-carb paleo diet – along with intense workouts supervised by top Hollywood trainer Jason Walsh.

Because Chris Kyle was more bulky than muscled, Cooper had to eat almost non-stop for the movie role…tough duty for anyone, especially when the diet isn’t pizza and beer.

Reportedly Cooper had been following a low-carb paleo diet prior to signing on to the American Sniper role.

In addition to consuming five special meals each day prepared by his personal chef, Cooper supplemented with plenty of pre- and post-workout drinks and energy bars.

Cooper had to quickly slim down for his next movie role, in which he ironically portrays a chef.

READ MORE ABOUT BRADLEY COOPER’S AMAZING TRANSFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE FROM MEN’S HEALTH.