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Patrick Schwarzenegger Says He's in the "Best Shape" After Losing This Much Body Fat

The star completed a fitness challenge and is sharing his results in a series of new photos.

Patrick Schwarzenegger has taken on a major fitness journey in 2021, and his dedication to healthy eating and exercise has more than paid off. In a series of new Instagram photos, the model and actor revealed his impressive transformation, telling fans how he got ripped and shed five percent of his body fat.

Read on to discover Schwarzenegger's exact diet and exercise plan, and for more celebrity transformations, check out Channing Tatum Says He's a "Completely New Person" After Pandemic Weight Loss.

He made a commitment to daily workouts.


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To gain 22 pounds (with an ultimate 25-pound goal) and slash his body fat from eight percent to five percent, Schwarzenegger committed to tackling a daily 5 a.m. workout, texting 413 of his Instagram followers every morning to stay accountable.

"I love creating goals/challenges because It gives your brain a literal GPS to a destination [you're] seeking. The biggest mistake we make is thinking It will come overnight. Everything takes time. That's why I made the challenge 50 days so people wouldn't end after the first week," he explained.

So, what does Schwarzenegger typically tackle in the gym? In a March 2021 interview with Men's Health, the star revealed that he usually does a weight-bearing routine in the mornings, admitting that deadlifts are his favorite exercise, while bench presses are his least favorite.

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He eats every few hours.

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To bulk up and simultaneously get ripped for his upcoming role as a Navy SEAL, Schwarzenegger made eating around the clock a priority.

"I do kind of a protein bar at 5 a.m., then I'll do a smoothie—a big smoothie—at like 7:30, 8 a.m., then there's breakfast at 10:30, which is eggs with vegetables and sausage or something like that," he revealed to Men's Health.

"For lunch, I kind of do pre-packaged meals because it's easy and on the go. After lunch, we'll do another smoothie—I like to do a cashew or like a peanut butter and jelly smoothie at like 4. Then, at like 5:30, I'll have a snack, maybe some beef jerky. Then dinner at 7, which is meat, vegetables, and some sort of carb."

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He adds low-calorie flavors to everything.

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To make his meals a bit more interesting, Schwarzenegger says he'll add hot sauce to anything and everything.

"I am a massive hot sauce fan. This one has truffle oils and hot sauce, two of my favorite things," he told Men's Health of his go-to bottle of Truff hot sauce. "I'm a hot sauce addict."

He eats ice cream every day.

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While most of Schwarzenegger's meals are healthy, he makes room for his favorite treat on a regular basis. "I've got an ice cream obsession," he explained.

"Right before bed, we come in [the kitchen] to get some ice cream. A lot of ice cream. There's probably 50, 60 pints of ice cream [in the freezer], which sounds crazy, but I always have a lot of guests over, I have roommates, we eat ice cream all the time, and I'm always trying new flavors," he told Men's Health.

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He doesn't believe in diets.

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The one thing you won't find Schwarzenegger committing to on his quest to get ripped? Any particular diet plan.

"I don't do keto, I don't do any diets. I don't believe in diets or kind of fads like that," Schwarzenegger revealed to Men's Health. "I'm just a strong believer in having an overall healthy meal plan. I really believe in having the ice cream sometimes [and] eating clean during the weeks."

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Sarah Crow
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