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John Goodman's physical transformation, 90kg lost thanks to Mediterranean diet

John Goodman made a remarkable physical change by losing a good 90 kilos, making his silhouette almost unrecognisable on the red carpet these days. 

The 71-year-old American actor, born on 20 June 1952, appeared at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, where it was difficult to recognise him. 

This remarkable weight loss was possible thanks to a Mediterranean diet, the use of an elliptical bike and the supervision of a professional, personal trainer Mackie Shilstone. It is important to emphasise that this choice was made to improve his health and not for a film role requiring him to lose weight, as had happened in the past.

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John Goodman's physical transformation
John Goodman made a remarkable physical change by losing a good 90 kilos, making his silhouette almost unrecognisable on the red carpet these days. The 71-year-old American actor, born on 20 June 1952, appeared at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, where it was difficult to recognise him. This remarkable weight loss was possible thanks to a Mediterranean diet, the use of an elliptical bike and the supervision of a professional, personal trainer Mackie Shilstone. It is important to emphasise that this choice was made to improve his health and not for a film role requiring him to lose weight, as had happened in the past.
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A strategic plan
John Goodman himself wanted to make this clear, as in the past he has followed intensive diets and training for script requirements. This time, however, his focus is on general well-being and health. His fitness coach, Mackie Shilstone, who is a star in his field, having worked with many professionals in and around Hollywood, emphasised that this change did not happen overnight, but was strategically planned.
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Healthy eating and exercise
John Goodman lost weight slowly and correctly, adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition and some essential exercise. This process was driven by an awareness of his health and wellness goals.
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Past experiences
In the past, John Goodman experienced significant weight loss, but then quickly regained the lost kilos. He has never managed to stabilise at his ideal weight until today. In 2007, he even reached a weight of over 180 kg, which prompted him to look for ways to lose weight. The actor stated that he initially tried to eliminate alcohol as a strategy, but the results were not satisfactory. The turning point came when he decided to turn to a professional, a choice he recommends to anyone facing a considerable amount of body fat.
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The help of the personal trainer
Internationally renowned personal trainer Mackie Shilstone, a US national, was a crucial element in the Hollywood celebrity slimming process. In an interview with the New York Post in 2015, after his VIP client had already lost his first 45 kg, Shilstone explained that this slimming down did not happen overnight, but was an ongoing process. 'This time he really wants to do it,' he added. The actor himself confirmed his determination played a key role: 'This time I wanted to do it slowly, move and exercise. I'm reaching an age where I can't afford to sit still any more'.
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Mediterranean diet
John Goodman's determination and the Mediterranean-inspired diet created by Mackie Shilstone were crucial. The diet includes fish, vegetables, fruit, olive oil and nuts, providing all essential macro-nutrients in a balanced and complete manner. It is important to avoid unbalanced diets that lack protein, carbohydrates and fat, as these can compromise health and cause weight gain. A balanced diet should include all three macro-nutrients in every meal of the day.
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10,000 daily steps
John Goodman reduced his food portions and avoided junk food to lose weight. Mackie Shilstone has categorically banned the consumption of unhealthy food. The actor has emphasised physical activity, with an age-appropriate workout that includes walking, cycling and walking outdoors, trying to reach the ten thousand steps per day recommended by the World Health Organisation.
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