Kevin Smith Now Down 51 Pounds On Plant-Based Diet

The star thanked his vegan daughter for paving the way to a plant-based lifestyle
The star has surpassed the weightloss goal set by his doctor (Photo: Instagram)

Since having a heart attack six months ago, writer, director, and comedian Kevin Smith has reported a 51-pound weight loss as a result of switching to a plant-based lifestyle.

Mission completed

According to Smith's Instagram post on the matter, he embarked on the lifestyle change after his doctor told him 'the best thing' he could do to avoid future health issues would be to lose 50 pounds.

He wrote in his post that he is 'ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone'.

Smith's daughter Harley Quinn is a long-time ethical vegan (Photo: Instagram)

'Widowmaker'

Appearing on the Joe Rogan podcast early this year, Smith told Rogan that the heart attack he suffered - commonly called 'the widowmaker' - is the result of complete artery blockage and has a survival rate of just 20 percent.

Now, he reports that he's the lightest he’s been since high school - and included evidence of his newly 'normal' blood pressure in the post.

'Vegan astronaut'

Smith credited his daughter Harley Quinn - a passionate ethical vegan - for helping him make the change.

He wrote: "I also wanna thank my kid @harleyquinnsmith - the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me, leading by example."

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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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