Kevin Smith Has Lost 43 Pounds In Less Than 4 Months Since A Heart Attack Almost Took His Life

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Kevin Smith Weed Heart Attack Saved Life

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It’s been four months since Kevin Smith suffered a near-fatal heart attack due to a 100 percent blockage of his left anterior descendiny artery. The 47-year-old filmmaker suffered a “widow-maker” heart attack in February and canceled his show to go to the hospital, a move that he claims saved his life.

Smith’s doctor ordered him to shed 50 pounds and to stop eating like a high school stoner. So, the Clerks director adopted a plant-based, vegan diet from magician Penn Jillette that he wrote about in his book “Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales.” In less than two weeks following the health scare, Smith dropped 20 pounds.

Today, the Weight Watchers ambassador said he’s “now at the absolute adult thinnest” he’s been since he “finished high school.” He’s shaved off 43 of the 50 pounds he’s set out to lose.

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Today, I am down a total of 43 pounds! Only 7 more pounds until I’ve shed the 50 my Doctor told me to lose following the heart attack! I wanna thank #pennjillette (the taller half of @pennandtellerlive) for his book #presto, @raycronise for the all-potato kick-start to my journey, and @weightwatchers for making it easy to lose some more while maintaining the weight loss! This #wwambassador is now at the absolute adult thinnest I’ve been since I finished high school! And while I may look a little better, I FEEL fucking fantastic! It’ll take a few weeks, but I’m ready to lose that final 7 pounds! And when I hit my goal, I’ll let you know where I started… #KevinSmith #weightwatchers #freestyleeffect #weightlossjourney (*People following the WW plan can expect to lose 1-2 lbs/week.)

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Today, I am down a total of 43 pounds! Only 7 more pounds until I’ve shed the 50 my Doctor told me to lose following the heart attack! I wanna thank #pennjillette (the taller half of @pennandtellerlive) for his book #presto, @raycronise for the all-potato kick-start to my journey, and @weightwatchers for making it easy to lose some more while maintaining the weight loss! This #wwambassador is now at the absolute adult thinnest I’ve been since I finished high school! And while I may look a little better, I FEEL fucking fantastic! It’ll take a few weeks, but I’m ready to lose that final 7 pounds! And when I hit my goal, I’ll let you know where I started…

Last month, Smith posted this side-by-side of him then vs. 10 years ago. Looks like a different dude.

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Same dude, different day. Pic on the left, is from nearly 10 years ago, at Zack & Miri premiere. Pic on the right is minutes ago. I was in Manhattan yesterday – a city that’s legendary for it’s amazing variety of food and eating options, where you could dine out here every night your entire life and never have to eat at the same restaurant twice. It’s a land of food glorious food… but I’m on a diet. So even though they served what looked like an amazing buttercream cake at the @amc_tv event I went to last night, I didn’t indulge. And next time I gotta stare down a meal the old me would’ve inhaled, I’ll look at these two images of me out on control and me under control. It’ll help keep the cake on the plate instead of in my maw. #KevinSmith #FitterButBitter #diet

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Hopefully Smith can keep the health train alive so he can keep making great flicks.


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