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Chris Evans: 'Age makes it harder to stay lean'

Chris Evans has cut down on bad food as exercise is no longer enough to keep him in shape.

Chris Evans' "soft" stomach has forced him to reassess his diet.

The American actor has been showing off his rock hard abs and bulging biceps for six years as Captain America, and can next be seen as the patriotic hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming in July (17).

He's also part of next year's Avengers: Infinity War, but admits that he's over spending so much time in the gym.

"There's a lot of time in the gym - that's tough. My body doesn't naturally want to be this size and it's getting harder as I get older," he told British Metro newspaper. "And now I've noticed that no matter how hard I work out, I can still feel a little bit of soft section around the middle, so I've had to start incorporating a bit of diet. Nothing too strict but no late-night pints of ice cream."

Prior to landing the Marvel role, Chris used to like working out. But his gym sessions turned "brutal" during his time transforming into the super buff Captain America.

Talking to Train magazine previously, the 36-year-old explained that even his toes bulked up thanks to his intense training.

"It's a very balanced workout, hitting every single muscle - I think even my toes got bigger," he smiled. "We would take two muscle groups, whether it was chest and back or biceps and triceps and we would just destroy those muscles, literally, destroy them for just over two hours. Then we'd cool down with core and abs.

"For (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) it was about three months of training, and I wasn't looking forward to it. I've always liked going to the gym, but these weren't normal gym sessions. I was puking at the gym. They were brutal, absolutely brutal."

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