Toshio Okada–one of the founders of Gainax, and the self-proclaimed “Otaking”–used to look like this:
But now he looks like this!
He used to post images of all the food he ate to his blog but got alot of comments saying he was eating way too much. He estimates he took in as many as 4000-4500 calories a day at the high point….He says he realized that by overeating he was gambling with his body and by decreasing his weight he would win. Therefore Okada made a conscious investment in what he ate and drank from a ceratin point and set a goal of consuming only 1500 calories a day.
See? The moral of the story is: leaving comments on a person’s blog can change his life! Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more.
I guess this helped too, though:
One of his techniques included cutting a Mega Mac into 4 segments, eating only 1 and throwing away 3 of them.
For reference, this is a Mega Mac. A quarter of it isn’t nothing!
It’s basically a Big Mac with double the meat. It has 750 calories and 46 grams of fat (source). It is not sold in the United States, because it would probably get some sort of FDA sanction for rapidly inducing heart failure.
Okada was the inspiration behind the character of Tanaka in Gainax’s 1992 OAV, Otaku No Video. That was his last production as a Gainax staff member; IIRC he is now a visiting professor at a university now.