John Goodman Talks Weight Loss, Reveals Diet and Fitness Secrets

March 8, 2016

John Goodman opened up about his weight loss success. After months of speculation over the dramatic transformation, the former ‘Roseanne’ star himself revealed some of the diet and exercise tips that have allowed him to drop the pounds and keep them off for more than a year and a half.

 John Goodman

Yes, the 63-year-old comedian and actor who rose to fame in the 1990s on the sitcom ‘Roseanne,’ has been drawing notice on the red carpet for his dramatic weight loss; you can see before and after pictures below. For months there’s been speculation over how much he lost and how. Reportedly it’s around 100 pounds although he himself has not confirmed. This time around, he himself is speaking out.

He’s on the promo trail for his latest movie, ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ — directed by Dan Trachtenberg and produced by JJ Abrams — and this has included a stop at The Howard Stern Show. The titular host is, of course, well known for getting celebrities to spill their secrets and so it’s not a surprise he asked the star about his remarkable weight loss success.

John Goodman said, “I decided to stop stuffing food into my mouth every five minutes. Turns out I was just eating all the time. Anytime I had my hands open or free, I shoved something in my mouth. It’s all crap.” Recollecting his days of unhealthy eating when asked what he missed most, he said, “”Everything. M&Ms. Just crap.”

He was candid about the challenges he faced, saying, “It’s been a year and half, I did it slowly.” He went on to reveal how and why previous weight loss attempts were not successful, saying, “I used to go on these diets, take three months and lose about 60-70 pounds, feel great, and reward myself with craopla. Twinkies look good.”

He went on to speak of the fitness routine, saying, “I got an elliptical machine at home and I do some stomach work.

Asked if he had lost weight for health reasons, Goodman said, “It was all of that. Plus, you have to look in the mirror every day and you say, ‘eh, I gotta deal with this schmuck.'”

Goodman was also candid about drinking and how he quit eight years ago. Asked how he could live in New Orleans and not “eat and drink like a pig,” he said, “I got sober in L.A. and I was really worried about going home.” He went on to say, “I found a good community and good support.”

You can see the full Howard Stern interview here as he opens up in detail on a variety of other topics. But, not surprisingly, the rare public comments on his diet and workout are drawing notice. No real secrets, just discipline and hard work, as he himself tells it. You can see John Goodman’s before and after weight loss photos below!

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Pictures: PR Photos

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