Filmmaker, actor, and comic book writer Kevin Smith has credited significant weight loss to a plant-based dietary regimen - just months after a near fatal heart attack.
After the attack, doctors told Smith he needed to lose 50lbs, and the comedian took to Facebook saying ‘maybe it’s time to go vegan’.
Smith shared his success story via his podcast, Hollywood Babble-On, explaining that he lost 17 pounds in just nine days following a potato based diet - similar to that popularized by Influencer Hannah Howlett of High Carb Hannah, and Andrew Flinders Taylor of spud Fit, who ate exclusively potatoes for one year.
Smith drew his inspiration from illusionist and comedian Penn Jillette’s book Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear which outlines a dietary regimen strictly potatoes and vegetables.
Smith said the choice 'doesn’t come from a personal philosophy, this comes from an ‘I have to. I don’t know if I call myself a vegan, maybe a non-animal eater'.
However, he has no plans to eat animal products in the foreseeable future, much to the delight of his vegan daughter, Harley Quinn.
He said: "I'll never eat the way I used to. The way I used to eat was f**king horrible."
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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