Kevin Smith Weight Loss – Director Drops Below 200 Pounds

Kevin Smith has been open about his weight-loss journey since suffering a “widowmaker” heart attack in February of this year, and now, it looks like the Clerks director has hit another important milestone.

In a recent update on his Instagram account, Smith shared with fans that he was now at his lowest weight since high school.

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“The scale said 198 today! This is the first time since high school that I’ve weighed under 200 pounds!” he wrote.

He thanked Weight Watchers (Smith is an ambassador for the program), his daughter, and “all you folks who kept me going with your sweet supportive sentiments!” Smith also said he has plans to lose more weight: “Now over the next few months, I’m gonna slowly try to get down to 190!”

Kevin Smith’s weight loss has been years in the works.

In 2015, the director told MensHealth.com he had lost 40 pounds by cutting out sugar and walking his dogs regularly. As Entertainment Tonight reports, Smith had lost about 80 pounds total in the 10 years leading up to his cardiac episode, but after his heart attack, doctors told Smith that he had to lose another 50 pounds.

At the time of the heart attack, Smith weighed 256 pounds, and in the six months after the heart attack, Smith lost 51 pounds, reaching a weight of 205 pounds. Smith had previously said that he lost 17 pounds in just nine days by adopting an all-potato diet.

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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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