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Nick Jonas Gained 15 Pounds of Muscle On Paleo-Style Diet To Play Mixed Martial Arts Fighter

Nick Jonas gained 15 pounds of muscle to play an MMA fighter.

Nick Jonas gained 15 pounds of muscle to play an MMA fighter with a low-carb, high-protein Paleo-style diet and mixed martial arts workouts.

Nick Jonas gained 15 pounds of muscle to play a mixed martial arts fighter for the DirectTV series “Kingdom,” Examiner reported.

“I gained about 15 pounds of muscle for the role,” said Jonas told E! “I really wanted to look like an animal who internalizes a lot, but when he’s in the cage and he’s fighting that’s when you see this kind of animalistic mentality that he has.”

The normally slender Nick said he has since lost about 10 pounds and feels better at this weight. “The bulky muscle guy was probably good for a month or two, but I feel better where I’m at now,” Jonas said.

Nick, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13, usually follows a low-carb Paleo-style diet and work outs several days a week to stay fit.

Halle Berry Has Also Type 1 Diabetes

Jonas isn’t the only celebrity who has diabetes. Oscar winner Halle Berry, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1989, follows a low-carb, sugar-free diet that features healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables and high-quality proteins.

Halle said she usually works out for 90 minutes, five days a week. Berry said she dislikes working out, but does it to keep her diabetes in check. halle-berry diabetesBerry’s longtime trainer, Harley Pasternak, said Halle eats five small meals a day, which he said regulates blood sugar and insulin levels. Pasternak, author of The Body Reset Diet, also trains Jessica Simpson, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian.

Berry’s workouts involve total-body circuit training that target multiple muscles at the same time, like squats, lunges, curl presses and back rows, said Harley, creator of the 5-Factor Workout DVD.

Halle is married to French actor Olivier Martinez. She has a six-year-old, daughter, Nahla, with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry. Berry, who has been a fitness fanatic all her life, said becoming a mom late in life has been a blessing in many ways.

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