Celebrities are a different breed when it comes to crazy diets. Like Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchden's extremely lean meal plan. Or Kate Hudson's high-alkaline diet. And Kristin Cavallari's strict non-processed food regimen. But just a couple days ago, Mat Damon took part in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) in which he revealed just how he lost 60 pounds for Courage Under Fire back in '95, his insanely amazing taco recipe, and his opinion on the still-hot debate: Are hot dogs sandwiches?
He lost a *ton* of weight just by eating chicken.
"I think the most challenging role that I've ever had, was when I did Courage Under Fire and I had to lose all the weight that I lost on my own," he said. "That was the most physically challenging did I've ever had to do in my life. I weigh probably 190 pounds right now, and I weighed 139 in that movie, and that is not a natural weight for me and not a happy weight for me even when I was 25."
So what was his big secret to dropping all those pounds? "I had to run about 13 miles a day, which wasn't even the hard part. The hard part was the diet," he said. "All I ate was chicken breast. It's not like I had a chef or anything, I just made it up and did what I thought I had to do. I just made it up and that was incredibly challenging."
He's really, really passionate about tacos.
After one fan asked what the ingredients of his ideal taco where, Damon was taken back for a minute. "Oh my god. Fantastic question," he wrote. Then he admitted that the quintessential taco is one he's not supposed to have, the one he makes on taco night at his house.
"It's the crunchy corn shell with the good meat, just ground beef in there," he wrote. "It's all about the layering. The meats gotta be hot, and the cheese goes on first so that it melts. And then you're gonna get in there with a little bit of tomato and lettuce but not too much cause it's not a salad, it's a taco, and then you're gonna throw some avocado on top and some sour cream.
He only uses one kind of hot sauce.
He polished off his taco recipe with "a bunch of Cholula" and later goes on to say: "I don't know if you know what Cholula hot sauce is, but it's the best. Throw a bunch of Cholula on there, maybe squeeze some lime on top, and go to town." We couldn't agree more.
He has strong feelings about whether hot dogs are sandwiches.
"I've never considered a hot dog a sandwich because a hot dog is a hot dog," he commented. "I mean technically it comes between two pieces of bread or one fold it into two, so I guess you can classify it as a sandwich. Then what would you call it, a hot dog sandwich? That's like a hat on a hat so let's just keep it as a hot dog."
Well damn, that might be the best argument we've heard yet.