Ethan Suplee

American Actor and Host of American Glutton Podcast

What an inspiring show we’ve got in store this week, as we spend some time with actor Ethan Suplee, who has several dozen film and television roles under his belt. Ethan speaks openly about his weight challenges throughout life, and how it actually benefited his acting career, as well as his ability to be just as comfortable and confident with himself at 536 pounds as he is at 275 pounds. Ethan’s transformation is incredible, and his positive attitude and never quit mindset is infectious. 

In this episode you will hear:

Ethan Suplee Quotes

  • “A compassionate thing from my wife was that she looked beyond my physical  appearance to seeing something else that gave me the drive to change.”
  • “I find it really hard to want kids to be ashamed of their bodies.”
  • “The way food is marketed is kind of dishonest.”
  • “Technological conveniences in the world are making kids less and less active.”
  • “It’s important for people to know how proteins, fats, and carbohydrates  function in the body.”
  • “There is no ‘one size fits all’ diet.”
  • “We have the cheapest, most abundant food on the planet.”
  • “I never as a kid discovered the joy of exercise.”
  • “You can’t tell somebody about the joy of exercise until they experience it.”
  • “Any goal is a valid goal. You’ve got to figure out how to achieve it.”
  • “Anyone going from morbidly obese to getting lean should factor in a lot of maintenance periods because it will affect your hormones, resulting in muscle loss.”
  • “The worst thing you can do for yourself is yo-yo dieting. It’s a perfect storm to stay fat.”
  • “As an actor, I had no trouble meeting girls, so there was no urgency for me to lose weight.”
  • “Not many of us have a reason to go out and use our bodies as we did years ago.”
  • “I’ve never watched anything I’ve been in.”
  • “It’s not a good idea to go to the 7-Eleven with fake swastikas and White Power tattoos.”
  • “Anytime your consuming enough to be an athlete but aren’t but not being athletic, you’re gonna gain weight.”
  • “A day that I start at the gym is a better day mentally & physically than a day that I have to rest.”
  • “Set goals.”
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