‘The Conners’ John Goodman Reveals How He Lost 200 Lbs

John Goodman has been continuing to show off his slim physique with the latest incident being while walking the red carpet for the premiere of Tubi’s The Freak Brothers. The Conners star has been quite proud of his weight loss over the years, after appearing on television for nearly a decade as a man who was clearly unhealthily large.

The 69-year-old star began his transformation in 2007. While he got his start back then, he continued to yo-yo until he decided to totally overhaul his lifestyle when he began to hover around 400 pounds.

“In the old days, I would take three months out, lose 60 or 70 pounds, and then reward myself with a six-pack or whatever and just go back to my old habits,” he told ABC in 2017. “This time, I wanted to do it slowly. Move, exercise. I’m getting to the age where I can’t afford to sit still anymore.”

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While also making sure that he kept moving, there were other things he had to do in order to make sure he kept the weight off. That included ditching alcohol completely. He also hired personal trainer Mackie Shilstone to help him live differently.

Shilstone showed him that just working out was good, but changing what he was doing when he wasn’t changing other aspects of life as well.


“It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and figure out what you’re going to eat next,” Goodman said back in 2010. “I wanted to live life better.”

The Roseanne alum adopted a Mediterranean-style diet — meals that focus on fish, olive oil, vegetables, nuts and fruit — and upped his fitness, making sure to take 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day.

“This didn’t happen overnight — it’s been an ongoing process,” Shilstone said of John Goodman’s progress over the years.

The Conners star first debuted his 100-pound weight loss at the Trumbo premiere in 2015.

“It was basically just portion control and ‘I don’t need it,’” he said 2018. “I was just shoving everything into my mouth.”

Lasting Change

After debuting that 100-pound weight loss a few years back, he’s continued to do the right thing for him and kept losing weight. He recently said that he’s now down by 200 pounds and is looking plenty healthy and lively.

His weight loss is one of those things that should make anyone who might be a John Goodman fan quite happy. He didn’t even have to resort to invasive surgery in order to make himself look and feel better.

The Conners‘ John Goodman reveals that nothing he had to do was that all that revolutionary. He just had to make a plan and stick to it, over a long period of time.

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