How Reggie Watts Dropped Fat and Got Lean and Strong

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When I got the Late Late Show With James Corden job in 2014, I had to make a change. For years, I was touring and had put on a lot of weight. I’d get low energy or melancholic, and think that food would make me feel good, so I’d raid the hotel minibar and feel terrible. Then, when I was home in Brooklyn, I had access to a bunch of great new restaurants—and lot of calories. When I moved to Los Angeles, I was tired of being overweight and finally had the chance to do something about it.

FARE AND BALANCED

I started having food delivered by a company called Kore Kitchen. The meals are simple— baked chicken with steamed broccoli, cod with wilted spinach. I love having a modular food system. Two units show up and have enough sustenance for the day—it’s futuristic.

 

PEER PRESSURE

I saw videos on Instagram of Ron Funches flipping tires and slapping battle ropes, and I wanted to do it, too. I hired a great trainer, Jorgen de Mey. At first, I was huffing and puffing, but my body adapted quickly. I mostly do basic moves at high intensity—deadlifts, squats, bench and dumbbell chest presses. I’m eight pounds from my goal weight, but already I like that there’s less of me. I can wear cool clothes and not look like a total clown. More importantly, I can sing really hard and dance around onstage and not be out of breath.

HIGH TIME

I’m a proponent of weed and want it to be part of my new life. So I looked for a product that doesn’t give me food cravings. I discovered Mondo cannabis powder. It doesn’t give you the munchies; it just makes you feel groovy.

—As told to J.R. Sullivan