A recent study showed that about 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight. Breaking that data down to genders, roughly 75 percent of American men and more than 60 percent of women are obese or overweight.
Most us struggle with our weight. We’re always on the hunt for the new diet craze or the cure-all solution to our problem. When we think of celebrities, however, we usually think of gorgeous men and women who never suffer from the same problems us mere mortals do.
Not always so. Director, writer, and actor Kevin Smith has always struggled with his weight. He was an overweight child, and later became a very much overweight adult. When he was younger, he channeled his insecurities into being hilarious. It worked, and everyone thought he was funny in spite – or maybe even because – of his weight.
Transitioning into adulthood, he won the heart of the love of his life, got married, and had an amazing baby girl with her. Once again, you might think he had the perfect life.
Everyone has to pay the piper eventually. For Smith, paying came in the form of a very serious health scare that nearly killed him – the same kind that took his father prematurely years earlier. It was just the wake-up call he needed, if he didn’t want to end up like him.
With sheer resolve and determination, Smith began on a journey that is still ongoing, but we can still tally up the intermediate results – 51 pounds lost in a six-month timespan. Read on to discover how his incredible transformation was made possible, with the help of some controversial methods.
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To his fans, Kevin Smith is hilarious, but what they may not realize is that he’s gone through quite the struggle in the past year, one that was anything but funny. Facing medical issues, the famous director had to put his career aside and focus on his health. After making a dramatic lifestyle change, he managed to turn things around and make an astounding transformation – losing 51 pounds in six months. What may have been tragic, ended up inspirational, and still kinda funny. It is Kevin Smith, after all.