Kevin Smith doesn’t have a normal weight loss story.
He’s now lost 85 pounds, but for years, he was a big guy and proud of it. At one point, Smith began famed for his Twitter tirade after getting tossed off an airline for being too fat. So it took something special for the actor and director, whose past works include a documentary called Too Fat For 40, to win at weight loss.
And for Kevin, that something special was the 2014 documentary Fed Up, reported People.
“Awesome documentary, an anti-sugar documentary that completely changed my perception,” said Smith. “I watch this documentary last year, and I was, like, ‘Oh, man, um, I really don’t wanna die’ – and I’m already 44 years old.”
Now Kevin is happily tweeting about his success. Smith posted before and after photos of his weight loss (see at the top).
“Left: me & my kid in 2008. Right: 2 weeks ago, 85 pounds later. I shan’t wear pants and will never abort the shorts,” tweeted the actor.
But despite that, Kevin has said he’ll never be truly thin in his view.
“I feel mixed feelings about losing,” Smith admitted of his weight loss. “I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin … I’ll never be thin.”
As to how he gained the weight, Kevin told Men’s Health that he grew up with the perception that it’s fine to eat sugar.
“Since I was a kid, it was always, ‘eat what you want.’ I was the third child, so by the time my parents got to me, man, they were fucking tired, so they were never, like, ‘Eat your vegetables, Kevin.’ So I just ate what I wanted, and—I know how f**king stupid this sounds, man, but… —I kind of thought, ‘Well, um, sugar comes out of the ground, so it can’t be too terrible for me, right?’ Which is just ridiculous.”
In addition to cutting the sugary foods, Kevin has learned to read food labels.
“The stuff I drink. I can’t even walk down the drinks aisle at a food store anymore because all of it is just sugar water. There’s nothing there that’s not sugar water. I used to be a guy that was like, ‘Yeah, I drink juice, man, and juice is natural.’ When I stopped drinking sodas and juice and stuff, the pounds just started flying off.”
Smith does juice, however.
“I juice things I’d never f**king eat, and it’s just improved my mood so much and my energy levels,” he said.
In addition, Smith walks with his dogs regularly.
“I’ve got this hill outside my house—like, right outside my house, you walk out the door and—boom!—you’re on this hill, so I’ll take my dogs out and see who starts breathing heavy and sweating first,” he revealed.
Another celebrity advocating juicing and a sugar-free diet for health and well-being is Kate Hudson, as the Inquisitr reported.
[Image Via Kevin Smith/Twitter]