The 5'9" tall Rob McElhenney's weight loss made news online after he put on more than 60 pounds for the Season 7 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He has subsequently lost that weight and some more. In total, he lost 70 pounds and now he appears leaner and more muscular. Fans online claim that Rob McElhenney appears younger now in 2022 and Fat Mac's before and after pictures prove that. He claims that a strict diet, meal plan, and workout routine helped him lose weight.
Robert McElhenney is an American actor, businessman, and filmmaker who was born on April 14, 1977. He co-created and co-developed the comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for which he also works as executive producer, co-writer, and on occasion, director, and is best known for his role as Mac or Ronald McDonald.
He is particularly well known for playing Ian Grimm in the comedic series Mythic Quest on Apple TV+, in which he also co-created and acts as an executive producer and co-writer.
Robert McElhenney was born on April 14, 1977, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irish parents. His upbringing was Catholic.
He is the relative of Olympic rower Marcus McElhenney through his father. His mother came out as a lesbian, which led to the divorce of his parents when he was eight years old. Although their parents remained close after the divorce, their father reared him and his two younger siblings in the majority.
Rob McElhenney's intentional 50-pound weight gain on season 7 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia astounded viewers. He hasn't lost any significant amount of weight as of right now but fans online were wondering how he lost all that extra weight that he put on for the show. Read this article to find out about his weight loss journey.
Rob McElhenney’s Weight Loss Shocked Fans Online; The 5'9" Tall Actor Used a Strict Diet and Workout Routine to Lose the Weight He Gained Plus Some Extra Weight!
Rob McElhenney (@RobMcElhenney) famously put on more than 60 pounds for the seventh season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He has subsequently lost that weight and more, becoming remarkably toned in the process. Although giving up the 5,000-calorie diet he'd followed to gain the weight wasn't as simple as dropping it, he had already lost 70 pounds by the time his cut was over.
Everything started in June 2018 when the actor was sighted at the Los Angeles Pride Parade. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Rob McElhenney, who plays Ronald "Mac" McDonald, was spotted on a float with co-star Danny DeVito looking more like a beast than his beer-bellied 212 pounds bartender persona, Mac was jacked. His weight loss transformation impressed everyone, including online strangers.
McElhenney's makeover began months earlier. McElhenney once went in the opposite direction, gaining 60 pounds in 7 months. One might ask why did Mac get fat in season 7? Well, the answer to that is because he thought a Fat Mac would make for a funny Mac. Between the sixth and seventh seasons of the FX sitcom, the 45-year-old put on weight by snacking on four 1,000-calorie meals each day.
Rob McElhenney claimed his weight loss process was anything but simple because he had to shed not just the 60 pounds or so he'd added for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 7, but also another 10 pounds or so to get ripped. He cracked jokes on Instagram and said:
Look, it's not that hard. All you need to do is lift weights six days a week, stop drinking alcohol, don't eat anything after 7 pm, don't eat any carbs or sugar at all, in fact just don't eat anything you like, get the personal trainer from Magic Mike, sleep nine hours a night, run three miles a day, and have a studio pay for the whole thing over a six to seven-month span. I don't know why everyone's not doing this. It's a super realistic lifestyle and an appropriate body image to compare oneself to.
Although the 5 feet 9 inches tall McElhenney acknowledged that his diet and workout routine to drop weight for Sunny was everything but sustainable, he claimed to have grown to love his routines. In a brief interview with Ryan Reynolds for Men's Health, he said:
Even if I was in pain for that hour or ten seconds, that's when I didn't feel anything other than the moment itself, That itself becomes a drug, where you want to chase that, because it feels like it's when you're truly living.
Rob McElhenney shocked all his fans and followers with his transformation and he showed everyone that he is dedicated to his work and will do anything to give the audience the perfect performance possible even by risking his own life by gaining 60 pounds of weight.