Kevin Smith shows off his 51-pound weight loss after massive heart attack
Director Kevin Smith takes to social media to thank fans and followers for his drastic 51-pound weight loss
Director Kevin Smith has lost 51 pounds and taken to social media to share his feat which kicked off after he suffered a heart attack. Smith had earlier revealed that he would be focusing on his health a lot more seriously after he was hospitalized for a heart attack around six months ago. Since then, he has embraced the vegan lifestyle.
Smith shared, "Six months ago from right now, I was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack I’d had the night before. When I went to my doctor a week later, she told me ‘the best thing you can do for yourself now is to lose 50 pounds.’ Half a year later, I can report that I followed the doctor’s orders: I started at 256 and now I weigh 205. This is the lightest I’ve been since high school!"
He went on to add that his goal is to lose another 10 pounds so that he can "get down to my birth weight of 195. But for now, I’m ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone!" He thanked magician Penn Jillette for his weight loss book 'Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales' and also thanked author Ray Cronise for getting him started on "his potato famine".
Smith also gave a shout out to Weight Watchers and his daughter Harley Quinn Smith for helping him with his massive lifestyle change. "And I also wanna thank my kid @harleyquinnsmith — the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me, leading by example. Since I never wanted to see the inside of a hospital ever again, I simply copied the Kid. So this wasn’t a diet: these results came from a total lifestyle change of eating solely plant-based foods (which is tough because I hate vegetables)".
Wide World of Jorts, Then and Now. Years ago, a paparazzo snapped the infamous shot on the left of me wearing my giant jorts at my all-time heaviest. The photo on the right was taken at the same gas station today. I’m very near the goal weight I was told to shoot for after the heart attack, so big thanks go out to @weightwatchers, #pennjillette, @raycronise & @veggiegrill for reshaping my district, so to speak! #KevinSmith #wwambassador #wwfreestyle #vegan #weightlosstransformation #weightwatchers *People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2lbs per week.
Smith also thanked his fans and followers and shared, "But mostly, I wanna thank all of you as well — for the kind and encouraging words along the way,” he wrote. “Never underestimate the power of positive feedback: you folks telling me I looked better or healthier helped me stick with it. An encouraging word can really make a difference in someone’s life and your compliments kept me going! And just look where I went!"