Now people tell Jerry Ferrara he used to be fat!

Now people tell Jerry Ferrara he used to be fat!
September 14, 2011 WES FERGUSON
Jerry Ferrara

FitnessBytes with Wes Ferguson

Well done, Turtle! Entourage actor Jerry Ferrara has lost the gut and got in shape — losing about 60 pounds over the last two years — and now people are telling him he was fat. How rude!

Jerry Ferrara

“It’s been a long road,” he tells USA Today. “People come up to me and say, ‘You look great now. You were really fat,'” he says, cracking, “That’s sweet.” But, he has been “entertained by it. It’s tough for me to believe it’s worth any kind of reaction. I don’t think I’ve changed that much in my own head.”

Disagree! He should definitely brag, because it is a pretty big accomplishment — but it’s nice to see it hasn’t gone to his head. Unlike most of his Hollywood contemporaries, Jerry says he didn’t go on a crash diet or go all ano. He slowly chipped away at it.

“It’s been a long road,” he says. “I did it because I was feeling unhealthy and had no energy. I got bored of my routine. I literally woke up and said I’m going to try this.” He says a nutritionist friend “wrote up a very conservative diet,” for him — he followed it and started working out. “I try to do something once a day where I’m active.” His advice: “Be patient.”

Instant gratification defeats the purpose of a lifelong change, you know. Sorry to be a dream killer! *W*

See more celebrity before and afters on my blog.