Zach Galifianakis weight loss was due to alcohol free diet: Why he quit drinking - National Celebrit

Zach Galifianakis attributed his recent weight loss, estimated at 50 pounds, to an alcohol-free diet. While Galifianakis didn't reveal diet or workout details of his weight loss regimen, he said - Homepage - giving up beer and other alcohol had a dramatic impact on his waistline."I stopped drinking and I just kind of put the weight off," Zach told Conan O'Brien. "I was having a lot of vodka with sausage. Delicious but bad for you."In another surprise revelation, the notoriously private Galifianakis finally revealed he and his wife, Quinn Lundberg, are the proud parents of a baby boy.Zach began losing weight in 2012 and is now thinner than ever. In fact, he lost so much weight he - see here - had to wear a prosthetic belly for the 2013 comedy, "The Hangover Part III".While weight loss is a great side effect of sobriety, Galifianakis, 45, admitted he had a problem with alcohol for many years. He decided to stop drinking in 2012 after two guys spit in his face during a drunken episode in New York."I was getting into too much trouble with the drinking," he said. Zach said he got angry after a guy driving a Jaguar cut him off when he was crossing the street."As he cut me off, I hit the car as hard as I could with my hand," Galifianakis recalled. "I turn around, and it's two huge, 6-foot-6 guys [from the Jaguar]. They both, at the same time, spit in my face!"Galifianakis made the decision then and there to stop drinking, calling the episode humiliating and frightening: "I don't know if you've ever been spit in the face non-sexually, but all I remember is being so stunned," he recalled.Other celebrities who have lost dramatic amounts of weight after eliminating alcohol include Tim McGraw, who lost 40 pounds with an alcohol-free Paleo diet and CrossFit workouts, and Chris Pratt, who lost 80 pounds on a low carb, beer-free Paleo-style diet.Galifianakis, who prefers to keep a low profile despite his success, said he's disgusted with the way Hollywood constantly congratulates itself. Zach said he enjoys acting, but has no interest in being a "celebrity," calling the circus side-show aspect of fame ridiculous."I just think it can be gross sometimes, the way Hollywood congratulates itself all the time," he said. "They oversell it like we're curing cancer. Being a celebrity is s**t. It's dumb, and I'm not interested in it."