Matthew McConaughey Weight Loss: How The Actor Shed The Pounds [PHOTO]

By iScienceTimes Staff Reporter on November 13, 2012 3:47 PM EST

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Matthew McConaughey has lost weight -- so much so, that he's barely recognizable, (Photo: PacificCoastNews)

Matthew McConaughey has lost weight -- so much so, that he's barely recognizable, according to the Inquisitr. Matthew McConaughey was spotted at the New Orleans airport, on his way to the set of his new movie "The Dallas Buyers Club," and Matthew McConaughey's weight loss is extremely noticeable.

Matthew McConaughey's weight loss is in preparation for his role in "The Dallas Buyers Club," a movie in which he plays an AIDS patient. Matthew McConaughey's weight loss led to him dropping nearly 40 pounds, according to ABC News.

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"I'm playing a guy who was sick and would have loved to have been healthier but wasn't," McConaughey said, according to the Daily Mail. "For me, it's more of a mental thing than a physical thing. I'll get down to the weight I need to get to. I'm on my way, and it's what I need to do for the job."

So how did he lose the weight? In an interview with Larry King, Matthew McConaughey said:

"It's a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse. I'm drinking a lot of tea. It takes a while for your body to understand that it has to feed off itself, and that you're not going to give it something else from the outside. I should not look healthy by the time I'm doing this."

According to Indiewire, Matthew McConaughey has been on a restrictive diet, eating only fresh fish and having a daily glass of wine. The star is reportedly down to 143 pounds, according to USA Today.

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