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Journey From Gain Weight To Weight Loss: Nathan Fillion

Journey From Gain Weight To Weight Loss- Nathan Fillion

Everyone knows him because of his famous and well-known leading role in “Captain Malcolm mal Reynolds” on Firefly. His other famous roles are castle and Nolan, which is a role of a police officer in the “Richard castle and The Rookie respectively. He was born on 27 March 1971. He is recognized as an American and Canadian actor. Most of the gossips related to him in the media was his journey from weight gain to weight loss.


When he came on screen in different seasons, especially in Season 2 of The Rookie, with appreciable weight loss, his fans had become surprised and crazy. He was looked very charming in his new look. His weight loss has enhanced his charming look that in turn has increased his fan following.

He is quite active on different social media networks like Twitter in posting different methods and ways about weight loss. Many of his fans want to be like him, smart and charming, so they used to ask him different questions. They asked how he loses weight during such a tough schedule of shoots. They are also curious about his diet and exercise.

The 48-year-old actor Nathan Fillion, because of his weak knee, always needs a stuntman for his running scenes. He felt difficulty in cycling and running. Still, he has lost 50 kilos from cycling and swimming with other exercises. It was really surprising and motivational for other fat people as well. Most people, especially celebrities, prefer surgeries such as liposuction and different technical ways for rapid weight loss. Nathan Fillion is against all these surgeries. He believes in natural therapies.

 Full Name Nathan Christopher Fillion
 Date of Birth March 27, 1971
 Birth Place Edmonton, Canada
 Zodiac Sign/ Sun Sign Aries
 Age 50 years
 Height (approx)in centimeters – 188.0 cm
in meters – 1.87 m
in Feet Inches – 6 ft 2 in
 Weight (approx) in Kilograms- 92 kg and in Pounds- 202.83 lbs
 Figure Measurements (approx) 32 – 26 – 32
 Eye Color Black
 Hair Color Dark Brown
 Nationality Canada
 Hometown Edmonton, Alberta
 Occupation Voice Artist, Film Actor, Video Game Artist, Soap Opera Actor
 Mother Cookie Fillion
 Father Bob Fillion
 Siblings Jeff Fillion
 School Holy Trinity Catholic High School
 College/University Concordia University College of Alberta, and the University of     Alberta
 Educational Qualification Under Graduate
  • “Serenity” (2005)
  • “Slither” (2006)
  • “Waitress” (2007)
 TV Shows
  • “Firefly” (2002)
  • “Castle” (2009–2016)
  • “The Rookie” (2018–2023…..Continue)
 Social Media
 Marital Status Married
 Net Worth $20 Million
 Wife Name Krista Allen
 Religion Not Known
 Hobbies Playing Video Games
 Favorite Food Chinese Food
 Favorite Color White

The Reason For Weight Gain

The Reason For Weight Gain

He also put forth the reason for his gained weight by eating high calories food. Apart from his knee issue, he said that he has no interest in exercise or in any type of workout ever. He enjoyed his appearance and his fans loved him in his look as well. He wants to pay full value to his role. The role of a policeman in The Rookie required a smart, active and handsome person. Forgiving justice to his role and meeting the desires of his fans, he went for the weight loss before the season shoot.

The Reason For Weight Loss

The Reason For Weight Loss

Every role has some demands. Just imagine what it looks like when a fat man is doing the role of a vigilant policeman. Yes, it seems funny. Nathan Fillion’s new look makes him so fit in the role that he makes $100K from a single episode of ‘The Rookie’. His acting skills and the way he connects to the role and pays off heavily. 

Nathan Fillion Diet

He was mostly taking the bits of advice from his doctor and trainer when he was going to start the journey of his weight loss. He had given different diet plans to follow periodically according to body needs. These diet plans are the raw diet, Keto diet, vegan diet, blood diet, and different workout techniques for effective weight loss. The diet plan he followed was only proteins, calories, and fibers. Meat and vegetables are for dinner.

In the sweets category, he only eats fruits. Sugar-free tea and coffee are his first choice and UN sweet food also helps him to lose weight. Keto diet helps him to burn the extra fat. He can only eat proteins and carbs in the Keto diet. In carb, he had taken low-level carbs which had reduced his extra fats. There is no supplement in his diet only healthy home food.

Avoided Food During Weight Loss

Avoided Food During Weight Loss

He avoids, in fact, completely cut all those food which are rich in fat and cause weight gains such as dairy products, different pasta, fast foods, and sugary sweets and foods. In this way, he successfully maintains the insulin and sugar level of the blood. When he followed the Keto diet, he avoided drinking protein shakes. The reason is these shakes contain sugar and gelatin. 

Nathan Fillion always follows exercise over dieting. Nathan Fillion does yoga and swimming every day as with the help of this he’s getting hungry and eats some fresh carb. With the help of exercise, Nathan Fillion maintains his body and maintains weight too. He’s done some action scenes with so much flexibility and instantly. It is because of his flexible body. This is due to his yoga practice for weight loss. Yoga makes the body slimmer and flexible. Similarly, for a healthy mind, there must be a healthy body. Cycling which he does in reducing weight maintains his brain and mood. Yoga and exercise are a must for him in the morning.

The Role Of Meditation

meditation for weight loss

Meditation makes a human being fresh and energetic. The meditation that he practiced in his weight-loss period has made him more ideal and appealable among his fans. Like a normal ordinary man, he does home types of workouts. On his weight loss, if he receives many of the appreciative comments. There were some criticisms and some showed concerns with his health as well.

Noteable Work

Nathan Fillion has been involved in numerous popular TV shows and movies over his career. Here’s a list of some of his most notable work:

TV Shows

  1. “Firefly” (2002)

    • Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama
    • Fillion plays Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a war veteran and the leader of the crew of the starship Serenity in this beloved, though short-lived, sci-fi series.
  2. “Castle” (2009–2016)

    • Genre: Crime/Drama
    • Fillion stars as Richard Castle, a best-selling mystery novelist who teams up with a detective to solve crimes in New York City.
  3. “The Rookie” (2018–2023…..Continue)

    • Genre: Crime/Drama
    • Fillion plays John Nolan, a forty-something man who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.


  1. “Serenity” (2005)

    • Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
    • A continuation of the “Firefly” TV series, where Fillion reprised his role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds.
  2. “Slither” (2006)

    • Genre: Horror/Comedy
    • Fillion stars as Bill Pardy, a police chief in a small town that’s overrun by aliens.
  3. “Waitress” (2007)

    • Genre: Drama/Romance
    • He plays Dr. Jim Pomatter, a gynecologist who begins a relationship with a waitress (played by Keri Russell).

Voice Acting Roles:

  1. “Halo 3” (2007), “Halo 3: ODST” (2009), “Halo 5: Guardians” (2015)

    • Fillion voices the character Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck in the Halo video game series.
  2. “Monsters University” (2013)

    • Genre: Animation/Comedy
    • He provides the voice for Johnny Worthington III, a character in this animated film.

Fans Comments

Let’s look at the positive, concerned, and negative statements of his fans.

In a post where one of his fan H. Comeau mocks him with the new chiseled look, she said that he looked thinner yet handsome. But, all in all, she liked the meatier look on him. Another die-hard fan, Breaking Jesus, joked, “So, when do we start seeing The Rookie Workout articles in our favorite fitness magazines?”

Deborah Franko stated that he looked so much more shaped this season and also joked that the new chiseled feature was working fine. Another follower’s statement shows concern over his health and writing if this is the desired look so sad, makes you look like you have been really ill. Maggie Caylor said that how good he looked now. But, I hoped everything would be all right because he had lost a lot of weight.


1. Does Nathan Fillion have a daughter?

Everyone keeps on getting knowledge about Nathan Fillion’s children. He actually does not have any children. But, on Twitter, he just randomly said that he would name his daughter Kaylee Jayne.

2. Is Nathan Fillion deaf in one ear?

Yes, he lost the hearing capability from his left ear in 1973.

3. Does Nathan Fillion have a brother?

Yes, he has a brother. His name is Jeff Fillion.

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