Ethan Suplee has been hitting the gym, and he’s now almost unrecognizable from his Remember the Titans days!
The 43-year-old actor – who has also had roles on My Name Is Earl, Boy Meets World, American History X, and more – took to Instagram on Friday (January 10) to put his fit physique on display.
“I guess the first diet I was ever on, I was 5 years old,” he said during his new podcast American Glutton. “I had not thought about food really other than enjoying food up until that point. I went to visit my grandparents in Vermont and they were kind of shocked at the state of me. Now back then—this was like late ’70s, early ’80s—the fat version of me at 5 years old was probably close to what the average is today, but back then it was startling.”
“You know, there weren’t a lot of fat kids back then, certainly not as many as there are now,” he continued. “So they weighed me and they were just shocked. I don’t know what the numbers were but their response was not good and they started limiting my food. … I learned really quickly that when I wanted a second plate of lasagna I had to do it really quickly without them seeing.”
“I’ve gained and lost probably close to 1,000 pounds at this point and have done all the diets,” he added. “Outside of acting, my two favorite things to do are diet and eat.”
Now, he says, “Food is a functional fuel I use to live and that’s how I am thinking about it right now.”
His goal now? “To have a six pack. … I’m not far off, pretty f–king close actually,” He also hopes to deadlift twice his weight!
“Between sets ama? All done now, thanks for the company!” Ethan Suplee captioned the new photo.