FBI star Zeeko Zaki discusses his slow and steady weight loss of 100 pounds over eight years
The 32-year-old star spoke with ET in an interview published Monday about slowly losing the weight over the course of eight years.
He credited an ever-changing interest in various physical activities with helping him stay consistent with his gym regimen.
Slimmed down! Actor Zeeko Zaki of the show FBI recently opened up about his 100-pound weight loss
He noted that the lengthy journey was intentional. ‘The craziest part was just being kind of a different person every year. You get like 10 pounds a year, I wanted to do it slow,’ he admitted.
Zaki, who was born in Egypt, pointed to a book called The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss for a wellness hack.
‘My biggest tip and the thing that I walked away from was a little trick I learned from [the book] — 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up,’ he noted.
‘So give it a shot,’ he added while chatting with the outlet.
Before: Zeeko intentionally took his time dropping the pounds in a healthy way by spreading it out over eight years
While cohosting Monday’s episode of ET in the Bahamas, he reflected, ‘The fact that we kind of got to reveal whoever this guy is with you guys here was pretty exciting because until I look in the mirror, I just still feel like that old kid.’
He teased his spot on the show with a seconds-long reel shared with his 192,000 instagram followers.
Along with a clip of him practicing in front of cameras, he wrote, ‘I told you dreams come true! Hosting TONIGHT’S episode of ET with the awe-inspiring @nischelleturner 7:30 only on CBS.’
In action: Zaki plays the character Special Agent O.A. Zidan on CBS’s original series FBI
Several years ago the entertainer also spoke about his fitness trajectory, stating, ‘Keeping it fresh and new was a good way to sustain what was a gradual and hopefully healthy weight loss.’
He told Delaware Online that it’s important to stay fit in order to keep up with his grueling work schedule.
‘Your body will break down faster if you’re not keeping it fit,’ the actor explained.