Kevin Smith Loses 51 Pounds After His Heart Attack 6 Months Ago

A doctor told Kevin Smith to lose 50 pounds, so he lost 51.

The “Clerks” director shared an update on his weight lost six months removed from a life-threatening heart attack. Smith, 48, put on an old “Fatman” t-shirt” and baggy jeans to illustrate just how many pounds he has shed.

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“I’VE LOST 51 POUNDS! Six months ago from right now, I was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack I’d had the night before,” he enthusiastically shared on Instagram. “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 Doctor’s orders: I started at 256 and now I weigh 205.”

“This is the lightest I’ve been since high school! My hope now is I can slowly lose another 10 with Weight Watchers and get down to my birth weight of 195!” he continued. “But for now, I’m ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone!”

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This @weightwatchers Ambassador is thrilled to announce that I’VE LOST 51 POUNDS! 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 Doctor’s orders: I started at 256 and now I weigh 205. This is the lightest I’ve been since high school! My hope now is I can slowly lose another 10 with #weightwatchers and get down to my birth weight of 195! But for now, I’m ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone! I wanna thank #pennjillette for his book #presto, @raycronise for getting me started with his potato famine, and the good folks at #weightwatchers for their app-based program that made it easy to keep track of and control my eating! 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). But mostly, I wanna thank all of you as well – for the kind and encouraging words along the way. 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! #KevinSmith #WWambassador #WWFreestyle #WWFamily #WWBros #weightlosstransformation #weightloss #WWCommunity #ad *People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2lbs per week.

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The filmmaker initially shed much of the weight by going on a “potato famine” and followed up with a healthy diet made easier by Weight Watchers “app-based program.” He also thanked his daughter Harley Quinn Smith, “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),” Smith shared. “But mostly, I wanna thank all of you as well – for the kind and encouraging words along the way.”

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“Never underestimate the power of positive feedback: you folks telling me I looked better or healthier helped me stick with it,” he concluded. “An encouraging word can really make a difference in someone’s life and your compliments kept me going! And just look where I went!”

Following his heart attack and subsequent weight loss journey, Smith became an official Weight Watchers ambassador.

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