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Matthew McConaughey on drastic weight loss: "I feel good now"

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Matthew McConaughey has revealed that he is now starting to feel comfortable with his drastic weight loss.

The actor shed 38 pounds to play AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in The Dallas Buyers Club, the upcoming film from Jean-Marc Vallée.

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Speaking to HitFix, McConaughey admitted that he struggled to attain the character's gaunt frame.

"I feel good, now. Overall, [I have] probably got 35 percent less energy. The tough part, there have been plateaus," he said.

McConaughey further explained: "Getting past 170 was really hard, but then once you get into the 167, the next seven come off easy. Getting past 160, really hard. But then you fly down to 150. Getting past 150 was really hard. And then, bam, got down to 143 and that's where I want to be.

"Once you get past the plateau, the body seems to understand, 'OK this is where we're living now, this is where we are', so the energy rises."

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The star also stressed that he likely will not immediately return to his more traditional diet when filming on The Dallas Buyers Club wraps.

"The organs shrink, so my stomach has shrunk as well," he commented. "So as much as I can't wait to have that cheeseburger, on the day, it'll be damn hard to eat the whole thing."

The Dallas Buyers Club is expected to be released in 2013.

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