“Obviously, sugar is a great little thing, but it’s so obviously addictive, as is nicotine,” he told Newsweek.
“Eventually it has a health effect, as everyone becomes one of these large rolling mountains. Since I’ve dropped refined sugar it’s sort of changed my life.
“I lost more weight in the two months I gave up sugar than in the two months I ran marathons.”
As well as cutting sweet treats from his plan, the actor also ditched caffeine, additives and preservatives.
Eddie added: “Take out the sugar, additives and preservatives, and it will change your life. Change your life with no exercise.