Terry Crews says intermittent fasting is his fitness secret but he’s actually doing it for spiritual reasons – Yahoo Entertainment

Actor Terry Crews is fit, from any angle and in every photo.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star made a joke to that effect Thursday when he shared a meme about how his profile pics would vary on different social media sites. Whether on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or Tinder, Crews had incredible muscles.

Crews has attributed his fitness, in part, to intermittent fasting. Hes followed the diet for the past eight years before it became trendy in the mainstream.

I eat from 2 to 10 and it changes. If Im in a different time zone, I wait until its two oclock wherever I am, Crews revealed this week at BUILD Series in New York City. But, I have to say this, the intermittent fasting thing although it has beautiful effects for my body, my health, my energy; its wonderful its more spiritual.

Crews explained that intermittent fasting requires him to practice discipline.

When you look at what fasting is, its literally, everything that is within your grasp is never meant to be in your hand, you know what I mean? he said. You have to teach yourself to say no. We have to teach ourselves to say no on the internet. OK, thats enough for today. Thats enough TV. Thats enough food. Thats enough [of] this. Because right now, in this time, you know, we have more than ever, and were more miserable than ever. Because you have to learn to restrict yourself, and this takes discipline. And the discipline that helps me with intermittent fasting helps me with all the other areas of my life.

Another area where fasting has helped is his marriage of more than 30 years, to Rebecca King. While they were in therapy, the two agreed to forgo sex for 90 days.

What was wild was that there was a time where I thought I couldnt do it, said Crews, whos been open about having overcome an addiction to pornography.

But let me tell you [the sex fast] was the most beneficial thing I ever did in my life, because what happened was my wife and I became kids again. Because when youre a kid, when I was 12, I didnt know anything about sex. I just liked the girl. When we went out, it was because I really wanted to know what she was talking about, Crews said. Before, it was like, OK, when we getting to the sex? But then, when you know its not coming, now its like, Tell me what your deepest fears are.

Of course, The Expendables actor spends plenty of time in the gym, too. He advised others to think of it like a spa, therapy time for the body.

When I do my two hours, in the morning, I value that more than anything, Crews said. Its my meditation. Its my peace. I learn. I listen to audio books. I listen to my music. I actually save songs for my workout, so I can really enjoy them Treat it like it's a joy.

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