John Goodman Shares 100-Pound Weight Loss Secrets: Strict Diet, Hardcore Fitness, And Banning Alcohol [Video]

John Goodman has succeeded in a weight loss of an estimated 100 pounds, and the actor isn’t stopping there. Almost unrecognizable on the red carpet, John flaunted his newly fit figure at the premiere of Goodman’s movie, Trumbo, reported Us Weekly.

Earning wows for his weight loss, John joined Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston to debut their movie at the BFI London Film Festival. Goodman, a Golden Globe winner, has succeeded in slimming down at 63 from his highest weight of almost 400 pounds.

When John hyped a previous film, The Gambler, he was much more chunky. The contrast from a mere year ago makes Goodman and his weight loss success dramatic enough to go viral. So how did the former star of Roseanne drop so many pounds?

John Goodman rocks his weight loss success.
John Goodman rocks his weight loss success. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for BFI)

John actually initially lost 100 pounds in 2010, which he revealed in an interview with David Letterman.

“I’d get off of Roseanne every spring. I’d lose 60 pounds every spring,” shared Goodman about his weight loss. “Then I got too fond of the barleycorn. I’d gain it back and then some, every year. It’s going to be an ongoing process for the rest of my life.”

John Goodman was heavier just one year ago.
John Goodman was heavier just one year ago. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

But despite that prediction that John would always be on a weighty roller coaster, Goodman apparently has finally succeeded in maintaining his weight loss, and he told People that he credits his vow to get healthy.

John gave up booze, surrendered sugar, and hit the gym with health coach Mackie Shilstone, known for also training Serena Williams. Goodman exercises six days every day to maintain his weight loss.

Shilstone praises John for his focus and agility.

“He remembers what it feels like to be extremely heavy and it’s something he doesn’t want again. [Goodman] is very agile. When I see him running I get out of the way! He can be a different type of actor now. He can take on athletic parts.”

As for what’s in Goodman’s future after his weight loss? New pants.

“I just ordered some nice slacks. I finally got them and they’re too big now,” added John.

Goodman may have joked with Letterman about alcohol, but in addition to succeeding with weight loss, John has had a serious struggle with alcoholism, according to Men’s Journal.

In 1975, Goodman moved to New York with a total of $1,000. Joining Kevin Kline and Bruce Willis, John found alcohol to be both a soothing friend and an enemy. And as John progressed up the ladder of success in his challenging acting career, Goodman began battling alcohol abuse.

John began with children’s theater and then segued to doing TV commercials. When Goodman was 36, Roseanne transformed John into a household name, with their carefully crafted situation comedy.

But with success, John put on the pounds. Goodman sought to find peace.

And the actor discovered what he had been seeking when he met Anna Beth. Marriage, complete with his golden retriever and cocker spaniel, and a workout regime that includes a home gym and boxing, has come to mean home and comfort to John.

“The elliptical machine and I get along very well,” revealed Goodman of what helps to stabilize him. “Just to sleep in my own bed is therapeutic.”

And he expressed concern about what might trigger his alcoholism.

“I want to keep going to places where there is positive reinforcement, so I don’t get to the place where there are triggers… I don’t think anything on God’s green Earth could stop me if I really wanted to drink.”

However, Goodman also expressed gratitude for his life and being able to do the work that he loves, while admitting that he can’t seem to surrender his smoking habit. While he achieved his weight loss through discipline, acting feeds his emotional needs, and John estimates he smokes one pack of cigarettes daily. He feels it helps him act.

“I don’t want to quit while I’m working,” admitted Goodman. “I go a little nuts, and I don’t want to inflict that on anybody I’m working with.”

[Disclaimer: The Inquisitr strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program. The Inquisitr does not endorse any of the diets or diet techniques mentioned in this article.]

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