Ben Affleck: "10-day Challenge Accepted" ⋆

Ben Affleck: “10-day Challenge Accepted”

As two of the most celebrated names of their respected industries, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are a big deal. While the ‘new’ generation of movie and music fans might not know them as well as those who grew up in the early 2000s, they are still a big name in the industry.

J-Lo challenges a bunch of celebrities to take on her 10-day diet challenge back in January, where all carbs, sugars, dairy and various other goodies were kicked to the curb for the best part of two weeks.

Others decided to give it a try, and one name who gave it a shot was Ben Affleck. The former fiancée of the singer turned megastar decided to give it a go himself, seeing if the results would be worth his time. Speaking with Hoda Kotb on TODAY, Affleck said that he had been “inspired” to give it a go by others.

Indeed, part of his inspiration came from Carson Daly – who lasted around a day and a half. Knowing that he could probably beat that “record”, Affleck decided to sign up, vowing to “make it past the donut tray for longer than a day.”

Comically, as Affleck made his proclamation, you could hear Carson saying “One hour!” in the background – so he got about 30 hours extra added on to his goodwill by Affleck!

Not The Coffee!

So, how did Affleck get on? Besides from ditching coffee (who in their right mind would do that?), he seems to have done pretty well, telling TODAY: “It’s not easy. I will admit, Carson, that it was a little bit tough.”

“It’s awful for the first couple of days because I’m definitely somebody who likes bread and dessert. No bread, no sugar, no dairy, and yeah — it’s supposed to be no caffeine. I cheated on the caffeine a little bit. It’s one of those things, where it’s terrible and you get through it, and you’re like, ‘Oh, I feel pretty good,'”

Hilariously, the star admitted to devouring a whopping 3 bagels at the end of the 10-day challenge. Mate, that’s’ not the point!

Fair play to him, though. I’m not sure that I could cut out all the crap in my life for a whole 10 days. That’s a little depressing to think of in some ways. But hey, I’m not a multi-millionaire: I need my comfort food to remind me of my dwindling bank balance!