It’s been a while since we last heard from Robert Pattinson. After filming wrapped on the highly anticipated follow-up to The Twilight Saga, Pattinson took a much needed break from the limelight, opting to spend time with his family and recharge his batteries.

While he was on a press tour for the latest James Bond movie, SPECTRE, the paparazzi got wind of Pattinson’s plans to be more active than usual. Thus, beginning on July 1st and running through to July 10th, 2018, a major photoshoot took place with international media outlets such as Vogue, GQ, and Vanity Fair covering the event. A day before the anniversary of his mother’s death, Pattinson graced the cover of one of the most well-known British magazines, GQ, striking an elegant yet dangerous pose.

With his newly acquired Hollywood status and newfound desire to shed the limelight, Pattinson set about bolstering his already impressive physique. For those unaware, the 32-year-old actor is one of the most decorated Olympians of all time. He won a staggering eight gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, not to mention six consecutive golds at the Rio Olympics from 2016 – 2020. It’s safe to say that with such unparalleled athletic success, it’s no wonder that Pattinson’s trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borggrefe, has referred to him as “The Batman of bodybuilding.” We spoke to Borggrefe about Pattinson’s new-found health obsession, his diet, and training techniques.

‘I Just Want to Feel Healthy Again’

Pattinson’s hectic schedule made it difficult to train for the Olympics. It wasn’t until he took a break from his busy filming schedule that he was able to properly focus on his bodybuilding goals. In an interview with Elle, the actor discussed his motivation for getting back in shape, stating, “I just want to feel healthy again. I miss working out and feeling strong. I’m just not happy being at home all the time, so I decided to do something about it.”

The actor isn’t the first A-list celebrity to go all-in on bodybuilding. It was recently revealed that Taylor Swift is currently in the process of transforming her body from ‘bangers and mash’ to ‘beach body’ and back again. For those unfamiliar, ‘bangers and mash’ is a form of British cuisine that involves heavily battered and deep fried meat products. It’s a far cry from Taylor’s vegan diet and macrobiotic lifestyle. While it’s great that celebrities are setting an example for their fans, it’s no secret that having such a restricted diet can do major damage to your health. We’re not saying that becoming a bodybuilder is a bad idea, but you should certainly do your research and make sure that you’re making the right choice for your body and health.

‘Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free’

When you’re as famous as Robert Pattinson, you’re bound to receive a lot of nutrition-related inquiries. The actor has famously pledged to rid his diet of gluten, dairy, and sugar as part of his preparation for the Olympics. To that end, Borggrefe has concocted a nutritious, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free diet that is ideal for Olympic athletes. The diet comprises mainly of plant-based foods like salads, legumes, and vegetables. For breakfast, the diet recommends a fermented-yoghurt-based product known as ‘kefir’, which will fuel your body with probiotics. With a diet like this, it’s no wonder that Borggrefe has been able to get Pattinson’s muscular form. We’ll let you guess which of his dietary restrictions he’s decided to forego.

‘Healthy Habits Lead to Healthy Results’

The results of Pattinson’s hard work are beginning to show. The actor has already lost a significant amount of weight since rekindling his commitment to fitness, dropping from his pre-Olympic weight of 76 kg to an athletic weight of 69 kg. As a result of his diet and training regime, his arms have gained a noticeable amount of muscle and definition, as has his chest.

It’s obvious that the change in his personal appearance has benefited his public image. A lean and muscular figure with an athletic physique, Pattinson looks every inch the part of a Hollywood star and a global ambassador for good health. If you want to be like Robert Pattinson, stick to the healthy habits that got you here in the first place. Eat lots of vegetables and fruit, exercise regularly, and you might just be on your way to a healthier, happier you.