Our staff is devoted to locating and telling you about the goods and bargains we all adore. If you like them also and opt to buy through the hyperlinks below, we may get a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.If you had been among those countless Netflix users that binged “Outer Banks” throughout the first couple of months of quarantine the Spring, then you know that its celebrity, Chase Stokes, got himself into excellent shape for his turn as John B.Between the innumerable swimsuit-clad shirtless scenes and moments after he had to literally run for his entire life to keep out of trouble, this heartthrob protagonist of the addictive adolescent show revealed he was up for almost any challenge thrown his way.So, just how did do it? And has he been keeping his match body throughout the months-long quarantine which has pushed filming on “Outer Banks’” second season?During a recent interview with In The Know’s Gibson Johns to promote his partnership with Sweet Earth, Stokes revealed that, through a combination of plant-based eating and having an in-demand celebrity trainer at his disposal, he’s made sure that his body is prepared for whenever filming picks back up.“I’m definitely a lot more strict when I’m working because of the physicality of the show, so [my diet is] definitely a lot more monitored [during filming],” Stokes said. “But, in reality, it’s been ‘eat whatever’ for the past two to three months, so I’ve tried the last month and a half to really get back into my diet and get back into working shape, because we’re seeing the industry sort itself back out into some sort of normalcy, so I’m hoping that Netflix gives us a call sooner rather than later so we can get back to work. My whole thing is failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”Chase Stokes grilling during quarantine. (Credit: Sweet Earth)MoreIn order to help himself prepare for the physical demands of the role of John B, the actor turned to Sweet Earth’s plant-based substitutions for meat to ensure he was still getting enough protein without hindering his digestion.“Especially with my job, it’s always been about finding something that’s high in protein that won’t also destroy my stomach at the drop of a dime. Initially it was plant-based proteins like post-workouts and stuff like that, so that’s what really piqued my interest into the plant-based products,” Stokes explained. “I tried some of the Sweet Earth products and not only are they great for you, but they actually really taste great.”“I’ve really loved the Mindful Chik’n and the burgers, because those are the two newer products that I’ve gotten my hands on consistently, and it’s just a great way for me to get protein while sticking with my schedule,” he added. “Right now I’m doing so many projects, so it’s just about having something that tastes great, is good for your body, and being a product and company that I really believe in.”Shop: Sweet Earth Mindful Chik’n, $6.29(Credit: Sweet Earth)MoreStory continuesWhile the actor has certainly gotten his diet in check in order to keep up with the biggest role of his career, it doesn’t hurt that he is working with one of Hollywood’s leading personal trainers, Alex Fine. Stokes credits him with keeping him disciplined and focused in the gym during quarantine — despite the fact that they’re currently living opposite coasts.“I’ve got to give a super shoutout to my trainer, Alex Fine, who trains everyone under the sun: Saquon Barkley for the New York Giants, [“Riverdale” actor] KJ Apa, who always looks insanely good, and a few others he has under his belt,” Stokes told ITK. “So, yeah, I’ve been working with him, whether it’s through Zoom or FaceTime — I’m on the East Coast and he’s on the West Coast, and he’s still on me non-stop. He’ll call me at the end of the workout and hold me accountable, making sure I’m doing the work I need to be doing.”Learn more about Sweet Earth here.If you enjoyed this story, check out this article on another popular Netflix show, “Special.”More from In The Know:Parents throw incredible gender reveal party for 17-year-old trans sonThis $25 subscription box brings BIPOC-owned beauty brands to your doorThese innovative shoelaces were created for style — but also help people disabilitiesInfluencer shares side-by-side photos into prove how deluded Instagram has made us about ideal bodiesThe post ‘Outer Banks’ star Chase Stokes reveals his secrets to staying shape during quarantine appeared first on The Know.