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Jay And Silent Bob actor Kevin Smith has shared jaw-dropping before (left) and after (right) shots of his radical weight loss journey over six years (Instagram/ThatKevinSmith

Director Kevin Smith has undergone a radical transformation in a bid to stay away from the operating room.

Six months after having a heart attack, the Jay And Silent Bob actor, 48, is celebrating an incredible 50lbs weight loss on doctors orders and hopes to never see the inside of a hospital again.

Photos of his jaw-dropping image overhaul were posted on his Instagram on Tuesday as he announced his partnership with Weight Watchers.

Six months ago yesterday, I had a heart attack, he said. The Doctor told me to lose 50 pounds, but I have a problem doing what Im told. So I lost 51 pounds instead.

This @weightwatchers Ambassador is thrilled to announce that IVE LOST 51 POUNDS! Six months ago from right now, I was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack Id had the night before. When I went to my Doctor a week later, she told me “The best thing you can do for yourself now is to lose 50 pounds.” Half a year later, I can report that I followed Doctors orders: I started at 256 and now I weigh 205. This is the lightest Ive been since high school! My hope now is I can slowly lose another 10 with #weightwatchers and get down to my birth weight of 195! But for now, Im ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone! I wanna thank #pennjillette for his book #presto, @raycronise for getting me started with his potato famine, and the good folks at #weightwatchers for their app-based program that made it easy to keep track of and control my eating! And I also wanna thank my kid @harleyquinnsmith – the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me, leading by example. Since I never wanted to see the inside of a hospital ever again, I simply copied the Kid. So this wasnt a diet: these results came from a total lifestyle change of eating solely plant-based foods (which is tough because I hate vegetables). But mostly, I wanna thank all of you as well – for the kind and encouraging words along the way. Never underestimate the power of positive feedback: you folks telling me I looked better or healthier helped me stick with it. An encouraging word can really make a difference in someones life and your compliments kept me going! And just look where I went! #KevinSmith #WWambassador #WWFreestyle #WWFamily #WWBros #weightlosstransformation #weightloss #WWCommunity #ad *People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2lbs per week.

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Kevin shared a series of transformation photos that illustrated his journey.

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He compared a close-up 330lbs image – four years before the health scare – of himself at the Zack And Miri Make A Porno premiere in 2008 to his svelte 205lb image in 2018.

He wrote: The guy on the left has no idea one day hell become a @weightwatchers ambassador or look like the guy on the right.

The guy on the right is only interested in staying alive longer and never going back to an operating room.

In another picture of his slim figure, he added: I can report that I followed doctors orders: I started at 256 and now I weigh 205. This is the lightest Ive been since high school!

Kevin hopes to slowly lose another 10lbs to get down to his birth weight of 195lbs.

People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2lbs per week.

For now, Im ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone! he said. I never wanted to see the inside of a hospital ever again.

The filmmaker went on to detail how his transformation involved a total lifestyle change of eating solely plant-based foods.

This was tough because I hate vegetables, he joked.

Kevin concluded: Never underestimate the power of positive feedback: you folks telling me I looked better or healthier helped me stick with it.

An encouraging word can really make a difference in someones life and your compliments kept me going!

Since acting on screen in Jay & Silent Bob Strikes Back, Kevin has always been behind the camera.

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He has worked on The Clerks, Supergirl, The Flash and Jersey Girl.

Yet a follow-up, written and directed by Kevin, is also planned for Jay and Silent Bob.

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The film, Jay And Silent Bob Get A Reboot is expected for 2019 and will see him get back to acting this August.

Were doing a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and its called Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, he said.

Its us, its me and Jay so its not really strictly a reboot in the way that people think of a reboot.

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