John Goodman, best known for playing Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne, has a secret to maintaining his more than 100 lbs. weight loss – knowing when to say no. “It was basically just portion control and ‘I don’t need it,’ ” the actor says in the Feb./March issue of AARP The Magazine.
“I was just shoving everything into my mouth.” Despite telling the Today Show in 2016 that he didn’t think his impressive weight loss would last -”just wait another six months and I’ll be back to normal…that’s the way it usually goes,” he said – Goodman has stayed slim.
The 6’2″ actor, who said to David Letterman in 2011 that he was “pushing 400″ pounds at his heaviest, previously stated that he lost the weight by cutting sugar and alcohol from his diet and working out six days a week.
After quitting alcohol cold turkey, the actor focused on portion control and subsequently, reduced his sugar intake. “It was basically just portion control and ‘I don’t need it,’” he told AARP The Magazine. “I was just shoving everything into my mouth.” Now, his diet consists of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and protein shakes.
Goodman will return as Conner in the Roseanne reboot premiering in late March. As he reflects on his time just after the hit show went off the air, he reveals to AARP, “I was in pretty bad shape when I left Roseanne, to be honest. I had a lot of resentment. I just didn’t care. It was a terrible character fault of mine. I always wanted more of something. There was an emptiness inside me. I still have it, but I know what it is now. You recognize it and go, “There it is.” You don’t have to fill it with another pork chop or a drink.”