Kevin Smith Credits Daughter For 50-Pound Weight Loss

Kevin Smith Credits Daughter After Losing 50 Pounds Since His Heart Attack

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Kevin Smith looks healthy and happy after lifestyle changes inspired by his daughter

Every parent’s worst nightmare is not being there for their kids. For actor and filmmaker Kevin Smith, that came dangerously close to becoming a reality — in February, he revealed he had suffered a near-fatal heart attack, and vowed to change his life for the better.

Now, six months later, Smith just revealed his 51-pound weight loss, and can I just say hot damn?! He looks amazing. I’ll wait while you get out all your wolf whistles. But also? Yay for his health above all things.

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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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In the caption accompanying those photos, Smith revealed that he used Weight Watchers to learn about better portion control.

“This @weightwatchers Ambassador is thrilled to announce that I’VE LOST 51 POUNDS!” he wrote. “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!”

But that wasn’t the only way he turned his life — and his health — around. Inspired by his vegan daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, he revealed he’s been eating a completely plant-based diet for those six months. Based on how he’s looking now, it’s working for him.

“And I also wanna thank my kid @harleyquinnsmith – the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me, leading by example,” he wrote. “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’s daughter, who performs with the band The Tenth, is an animal lover and longtime vegan.

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yo never in a million years did I think we’d be spending father’s day at a vegan restaurant but miracles do happen. I’m so proud of my dad for so many reasons, but it makes me want to shed tears of happiness everyday that he’s now part of the vegan community as well. I’m so thankful that I have a dad as supportive, caring and open as you. You are one wacky guy but in the best possible way. Thank you for being a spectacularly bright light in my life and for constantly inspiring me. Quick story – so I love to write. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and my dad has always pushed me to do so. He claims it’s my destiny and that I don’t have a choice (in the kindest way possible). I’m close to finishing my first feature length script that I’m so stoked about, and if it weren’t for him I don’t think I ever would’ve even started it. Thank you for basically giving me no choice but to create. Your excitement for putting art out into the world is contagious. Ok this post is all over the place but moral of the story is I love my dad a lot. Happy Father’s Day ❤️

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Most of all, though, she’s clearly a treasured part of Smith’s life, and we’re glad she was able to help him make this change.