Say the name John Goodman and most people will conjure the same image in their minds.
The honest truth is that the 70-year-old has appeared virtually unchanged for the majority of his career. Through iconic performances in such films as The Big Lebowski, Argo, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, fans have been accustomed to seeing Goodman play larger-than-life characters who often tip the scales at the heavier end.
No more. Anyone who’s been keeping themselves updated with Goodman’s ongoings will know that he’s been busy shedding weight over the past few years, following a vow to slim down in 2007.
Well, fast forward to this past weekend, and the 62nd Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco, and it appears as though it’s mission accomplished for the actor, who has dropped a whopping 200lbs.
As reported in Metro, Goodman turned out for the aforementioned event on Saturday, donning a cream chino and navy blazer combo on the red carpet.
Yet it wasn’t his outfit that attracted attention so much as his figure – the actor looked healthy and trim after numerous years of hard work to reduce his weight.
It was all the way back in 2007 that Goodman first made a promise to himself to lose weight. According to reports, he stopped drinking alcohol immediately, but it wasn’t before he enlisted the help of a fitness trainer that he began to see a real difference in himself.
In 2016, Goodman told Howard Stern: “I took it slow. I just wanted to change my lifestyle. It’s an ongoing process for the rest of my life.
“You look in the mirror everyday and go, “I gotta deal with this the rest of the day, I gotta deal with this schmuck?”’
At his heaviest, Goodman weighed almost 400 pounds, but today he’s a far cry from that figure. As per the MailOnline, the 70-year-old has adopted a “Mediterranean-style eating plan”, with a focus on fish, nuts, olive oil, vegetables and fruit.”
On top of that, the Argo star exercises six days a week and tries to walk between 10,000 to 12,000 steps every day.
Goodman at the weekend:
Wow! I don’t know about you, but I’m blown away by John Goodman’s transformation. What an inspiring journey he’s been on.
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