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Kevin Smith Down 20 lbs With Penn Jillette’s Magical Diet

Kevin Smith lost a bunch of weight since the heart attack last month that almost took his life, and now he’s revealing that he’s dropping lbs by following the diet of famous magician Penn Jillette.

The “Clerks” director spoke about the weight loss on his “Hollywood Babble-On” podcast, and said his doctor ordered him to lose 50 lbs ASAP.  Smith said he’s been following Jillette’s book, “Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear” which recommends a strict regimen of only potatoes for two weeks, then introducing other whole foods into the diet.

He said on the podcast that he was down 17 lbs, but then tweeted this week that he’s now down “20 lbs in 13 days & my blood pressure is amazing.”

Smith also revealed that his daughter, who is a vegan, is stoked because he’s no longer eating “animal-related products.”  He admits though, “This doesn’t come from a personal philosophy, this comes from an ‘I have to.'”

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My new jersey commemorating my life & death battle with arch nemesis, The Widow-Maker! This open-heart crest, drawn by @supergirlcw storyboard artist @jeremysimser, was a gift from sweet storyteller @etcarrasco and the @supergirlwriters in the show’s writing room. The card read “A crest to commemorate your big win against the deadliest of foes, the wrathful Widow-Maker. We could’ve made you the man with the Kryptonite heart, but this wasn’t your Kryptonite. We could’ve given you an Arc Reactor, but that’s the competition. And anyway, the best part about you is your heart’s always your own. Wear it on your sleeve, or in this case, smack dab in the center of your jersey. – The Supergirl Writers” Thank you, my Super wordsmiths! I believe, in this jersey, a man can fly! #KevinSmith #supergirl #supergirlwriters

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