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By Claire Rutter On November 22, 2012

Matthew McConaughey Talks Energy Loss And Weight Loss Plateaus As He Hits 143lbs

‘The Dallas Buyer’s Club’ star can’t wait for his cheeseburger reward…

Matthew McConaughey Talks Energy Loss And Weight Loss Plateaus As He Hits 143lbs
Photo: WENN

Matthew McConaughey weight loss is jaw-dropping, having lost a whopping 38lbs for his new movie ‘The Dallas Buyer’s Club’ and he's talked about how hard it's been to lose the weight, and has described in detail his first meal after the movie is wrapped.

The 43-year-old star, who is known for his love of sports and training, is in desperate need for a full-on cheeseburger when filming has finished. He also admits that he has a lot less energy since dropped 38lbs, which he embarked on to star as an AIDS patient.

Matthew looking noticeably thinner at the airport earlier this month (Splash News)

Talking to Hitfix, he said: ''Overall, [I've] probably got 35 percent less energy, but there's been plateaus. Getting past 170 was really hard, but then once you get [to] 167 the next seven come off easy.”

''Got down to 143 and that's where I want to be. So, once you get past the plateau, your body seems to understand, 'OK, this is where we're leaving now, this is where we are' and so the energy rises.

''Your organs [and] muscles shrink, your organs shrink [and] my stomach has shrunk as well.'' The actor also revealed that he lost most of the weight through dieting.”

His normal self back in June with wife Camila (Wenn)

Matthew, who is expecting his third child with wife Camila Alves, continued: ''I'm doing cardio but I'll tell you what, the more I've learned is - and I think it comes with age too - is it's 90 percent diet. It's a matter of how much I eat or how little I eat.''

And let it be known that even though Matthew’s stomach may have shrunk, he is determined to pig out on a huge burger with lots of different cheese.

''I will have some 70 percent beef, 30 percent fat ground beef, maybe a half-pound cheeseburger with another three types of cheese. I'm going to have buns with butter on both sides, toasted and grilled,” he said.

''And then I'm just going to sit back and let the [expletive] just drop on the ground.''

Matthew plays with his son Levi on the beach (May 2012)

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