Taylor Lautner Talks Diet, Workouts and Being Shirtless

MSN's TwiSuperfan paid a visit to the "New Moon" set and got the latest scoop from hunk Taylor Lautner. This interview reveals coveted Taylor deets, such as how much time he spends shirtless in "New Moon," his diet and exercise program, and why he feels bad for his character Jacob Black.

What percentage of time would you say you spend shirtless?

I’d say the same as the books. I’m not going to give you a specific percent, but the great things about this series, and the movies, is we stay true to the books. So if you read the books, you know what the movie’s going to look like. [This means Taylor is shirtless A LOT!]

Was [the physical transformation] harder or easier than you thought it would be?

The actual getting into the gym and working out process was easier, but the eating was harder. Because I had to eat, and everyone’s like “Are you kidding me? I’d love to eat like that!” I had to eat every two hours. At one point, my trainer said, “Put anything in your mouth. Go to McDonald’s, get the biggest shake possible, I just need to get calories in you.” Because my body fat at the time was only, like, seven and a half percent.

So you were on the Michael Phelps diet?

Yeah! Seriously, I’d wake up and my trainer would say, “You need to have six egg whites, and bacon and toast and…” It became a lot, so that was the hardest part. Especially putting something in my mouth every two hours.

Are you still eating like that? You still have to maintain the regimen?

Yeah. I’ve gotten used to it, but I definitely didn’t want to show up on set – now is the most crucial time, when I’m filming – so no, I’m definitely keeping it up while I’m up here.

How often do you go to the gym?

About five days a week. At one point, I realized I put on a lot of weight, and then I started losing weight dramatically and I was like, what’s going on? Why am I losing all this weight that I put on? And what I realized is that I was actually over-working myself. I was going seven days a week, I wouldn’t take a day off, and I would be in the gym for two and a half hours, and I was just burning more calories than I was putting on. That was my biggest problem. So then, I had to cut back; four or five days a week, and not be in the gym too long.

Considering how moody Jacob gets in "New Moon" – toying with Bella’s emotions – do you feel bad at all?

I don’t feel bad one bit; I feel bad for myself! [Laughs] No, when I was reading the books, I felt so bad for Jacob’s character. But now that I’m actually living him, I feel way worse. Bella’s toying with Jacob! I don’t care if she’s ripped between the two guys, I feel so bad for Jacob, because she confused him; one moment, she’ll want to kiss him, and the next moment, she’s ditching him for Edward. I mean, yeah, I understand where Bella’s coming from, and it’s a crappy situation for all of them. But I feel really bad for Jacob.

Read the full Taylor Lautner interview at MSN.

Update 11-21-2009

Taylor Lautner's personal trainer Jordan Yuam was interviewed by Men's Health Magazine for its December 2009 issue. Yuam reveals the details of Taylor's workout and diet plan used, and you should pick up a copy of this issue for full workout details!

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That is so gud dat the movie will be like the book, cause I least I know wat to expect.
Poor Taylor! eat every 2 hours, dat is hard in some point, but eat wat ever u like is way to cool, cause I bet to anyone dat everybody like jumky food (Mcdonal, BK...) and
I feel bad for Jacob in New Moon, but in the end Hes so happy with Nessie, is so worth it.

Taylor Lautner is so hott wow, My friends say hes a fake and I always tell him is a hotty,sexy,werewolf. They would say he is so moody and I would be like hes only acing and thats how much of an actor he is duh!!!
They like edward more he is to pale not musuled up and is not hott!!!And needs to shave his chest for once. He sounds so hott and all in the book butt he is ugly. They make Jacob look so ungreat ful and ugly s un fair I wuld d somrthing about it if I could.
And can I get an emailed autographed hot pic of him please Thanks :D

Man that would suck
Every two hours
Guts ta b yuu Taylor haha
I totaly see where your coming from about his charactor
I felt the same way lol


i loved this interview, especially his last answer, i really cannot wait to see the chemistry between jacob and bella, and that kiss...

he's so into his character! He shows raw determination and hes so rite bella toys with jacobs emotions way too much

I totally agree with Taylor I can understand Bella's emotions being conflicted but it's so sad what Jaob goes through just for her, maybe it's because Jacob is my favorite character and because I find his situation so relatable. It's like Bella is subcounsiously playing a game of cat and mouse.

It must be tough to keep such a diet, putting something in your mouth every two hours even if you're not hungry is something hard to do, it's nothing like my recent hcg diet, I didn't need a trainer for that. Good luck Taylor, you are doing a great job!

Good Day. Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
I am from Liberia and learning to speak English, tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "I have not been actual to follow that."

With respect :-D, Omega.

taylor lautner if you wouldnt have been in new moon, i doubt i would have watched it 3 times and counting=] i love your character! i hated bella for toying with you!
and hated edward for getting the girl! you play an amazing role and i cant wait for the next movies! keep up the good work on the diet and stuff lookin good;]

I totally agree with u Taylor, when i watched the movie wit my best friend we cried every time Bella denied Jacob when he was just trying to protect her, we felt soo bad for Jacob, and Taylor, your facial expressions were soo pro, and they went soo well with the situation in that point in the movie!

Much Luv to u Taylor,

~Seloy xoxo <3 <3

Hey Taylor I just want to say you are Awesome! Just seeing you makes me wan to scream I whish I could meet you in real life I love your character Jacob Black he is so Awesomely HOT!! I wish you would come to North Augusta South Carolina Because there is a ton of your fans here and we would love to see you!!!!!!!!! <3 I hope you Have fun in Vancover filming Eclipse I can't wait to see it in June! Good Luck Taylor Daniel Lautner!!!!!!!!! <3

omg i love taylor!!!!

i need to look like him TELL ME HOW!!!!

Taylor, you are really amazing. I wish I could meet you. I think you would have made a great Edward and you deserve Bella. I am not just saying this because you are hot(which you are)Im sayingy this because you are truly a great actor and a great person. You are a perfect role model for all your fans. I would love to meet you!

I'm getting every thing of you for Christmas and I also have a poster of you in my bedroom! I'm a biggest fan of yours # 1 fan your better than justin bieber!we should be best friends then you could come down and see me some time I live in a reseve called Whitedog I'm in thu bush!not that for from winnipeg borter!you should call me some time my number is (1-807) 927-9941 well pce my friend

Hey I think your awsome can't wait to see eclips it's gonna be epic. I whis I could met you in person. Have you been touring Europe lately if you are drop into Ireand where I'm from. You on bebo my page got deleted by someone but I can get it back heyy!!

I know a guy that looks just like him, from Croatia. He is 18 years old too but one month younger :)

Taylor would have to work hard to get his abs before new moon started but all i have to say was it was worth it, since he wanted to do this =) GO TAYLOR!!

Good Luck Taylor! U r a great actor!!!
Really fell in love with "Jacob Black" esp in Eclipse...

Good Luck Taylor!!! u sure a good actor .. ..i really fell in love with "Jacob Black" in New Moon n Eclipse! I rarely go for romantic movie but i guess, these 2 are the exceptions. lol.. Wish u the best in future!

but still i'm in love with Dwayne Johnson.. :)


hey bro? looooking good.. love the pax...

I think he is engaged into swimming workouts before he achieve that hot body. Swimming workouts is the best exercise and it can improve your swimming skills.