Ethan Suplee is leaving jaws on the floor after revealing his stunning weight loss! The “Remember The Titans” star is documenting his transformation on his new podcast, “American Glutton.” Earlier this week, Ethan Suplee, now 43, discussed his relationship with food and revealed he used to binge eat starting at the age of 5. “I learned really quickly that if I wanted a second helping of lasagna, when I cleared my plate, I had to eat it in the kitchen without them seeing, that I was not supposed to have that second helping of lasagna,” he said of his grandparents, who showed concern over his weight during a trip to their home in Vermont.
“I was also made to walk every day, which was ‘exercise,’ which I hated. I did not like being put on this forced march every morning,” he continued. “I just started practicing sneaking food,” the actor stated, adding it only got worse going into his preteen and teenage years. By the age of 10, Ethan Suplee said he weighed more than 200 lbs. and was put on a diet by his parents, which only propelled his unhealthy relationship with food.
“I had this idea now that food was something that people didn’t want me to have, so if I wanted to have more, I needed to do it privately, and it became something that I was withholding from people,” Ethan Suplee recalled while remembering his glutenous late-night drive-thru indulgences with friends where at times he’d eat three meals at once. “I became enormous,” he said. There came a point where the actor tipped the scales to the point he almost became too big to fly.
“I definitely had a lot of trouble, you know, like, flying Southwest was a nightmare because they didn’t have first class. I had to get seatbelt extensions. I remember once I got a seatbelt extension and even with the seatbelt extension, I couldn’t get it closed. I’d always buy two seats,” he said. After using food, alcohol, and drugs to “numb” himself, Ethan Suplee got sober in 2002 and developed a passion for cycling. “I lost a s—load of weight. I went from 530 to, at my lowest, 220,” he revealed. The actor went on to state that he’s “gained and lost probably close to 1,000 pounds at this point.” Ethan Suplee’s next goal? “My goal right now is a six-pack, and I’m not far off. Pretty f— close actually.,” he said. “So it’s an utterly vain goal. I don’t care. Who cares? I’ve never had a vain goal like that before.”