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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’.


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

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.