Benedict Cumberbatch lost a lot of weight in between his role as buff superhero Doctor Strange and the thin detective Sherlock Holmes. For Sherlock, the actor slimmed down with the help of the 5:2 intermittent fasting plan, where you eat 500 calories or fewer for two days a week.
"I'm on the 5:2 diet. You have to, for Sherlock," he said during an interview with The London Times. With a notably slimmer physique as Sherlock Holmes, the diet clearly worked for him.