Film and television star John Goodman was hovering over 400 pounds when he decided to improve his health. Now, over 100 pounds lighter, he says his life has greatly improved.
One of the keys to the success of Goodman’s weight loss diet is based on the latest science. By enhancing our ability to identify and kill off inflammation we reduce inflammation throughout the entire body.
Inflammation is believed to contribute to many health issues including obesity, heart disease, arthritis, and allergies. By boosting your bodies anti-inflammatory defenses you can start to lose weight without really reducing the amount of calories you eat.
The anti-inflammatory diet that Goodman uses incorporates olive leaf extract, turmeric, resveratrol and phytosterols which are plant derived ingredients that have all been shown to boost the immune system and therefore lower inflammation.
The diet encourages the use of olive oil and olive leaf extract. By removing unhealthy fats from your diet, along with adding in essential fat-burning nutrients and keeping the calorie count low you can begin to lose weight while staying full.
Goodman’s diet regimen includes consumption of fish oil, skate liver oil and a variety of other healthy oils and vegetables for ultimate benefits.
He now limits the amount of fat consumed and increases the amount of fiber. This causes a significant shift in the makeup of the body and a decrease in insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity is what determines how long the fat stays in the system. This means that people who are able to lose weight via a Mediterranean type diet with an anti-inflammatory protocol have a higher chance of being able to keep the weight off.
It has recently been discovered that a high fat diet, particularly one high in saturated fat, can increase the risk of the development of many serious health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
🔹The evidence also shows that a high fat diet, particularly one high in fat and sugar, decreases the rate at which the body adapts to infections and increases the risk of cancers of the intestinal tract, colon and prostate.
🔹It also increases the risk of developing obesity, tooth decay, gallstones and cirrhosis.
🔹When it comes to the bacteria that we are exposed to, a high fat diet decreases the abundance of protective bacteria needed to fight off infection and lower the risk of developing illnesses such as allergies, asthma and depression.
The first thing Goodman did was rid his three unappealing vices: smoking, alcohol, and fried foods.
His Mediterranean Diet allowed him to have these things:
- Consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats on a daily basis.
- Intake of beans, fish and eggs on a weekly basis.
- Red meat in a very limited portion.
While following this healthy diet, John Goodman has completely eliminated added sugar, refined grains, trans fats, refined oils, processed meat, and highly processed foods.
Instead of starving himself and counting calories, he instead works out for the same amount of time he eats.
His fitness trainer, Mackie Shilstone, states that if you are going to lose weight on a diet plan that you need to eat your food and get enough protein to help your body burn fat. This is where the diet really starts.