Kevin Smith Shows His Vegan Fridge & Home Gym | Gym & Fridge | Men’s Health
– If you have no idea who
I am and anyone out there
who reads Men’s Health
or watches Men’s Health
has no (beep) clue who I am cause
I would never be featured
in the pages of Men’s Health
unless it was like an
obituary or before picture
or something like that back in the past.
Here’s one where I’m in
a pool with clothes on,
that’s how body shamed I am.
– [Interviewer] Hey
Kevin, we’re here to see
your gym and fridge.
– Hey! Men’s Health man,
what are you doing here?
At my place of all things?
Man I don’t know nothing about health,
but I’m gonna invite you
in, I’m gonna show you
my gym and fridge man, come on in.
– [Interviewer] I hear you’re a vegan now.
– I am a vegan. Recently
I went vegan about
10, 11 months ago right
after a heart attack.
I had a heart attack
last year in February,
massive heart attack,
cause I had 100% blockage
in my LAD man. That was a
widow maker heart attack.
Almost died. 20% chance of
living and came through.
So at that point I said, “I
don’t want to (beep) die.
“I will go vegan.”
So I used to be happy
and now I’m (beep) vegan.
So it’s been a wondrous journey.
Wound up changing my life man.
Like little changes in the
kitchen changed my whole life.
You wanna go see the
kitchen? Come with me.
– [Interviewer] I’m thirsty,
got anything to drink in there?
– I can offer you iced tea, I don’t really
drink anything all that sweet anymore man.
Pretty much plain stuff.
It’s all water or like,
iced tea. Straight up.
I don’t drink booze. I
was never a boozer, ever.
I’m a stoner, I’m a greens man.
So, you know, I’m a traveler of the green.
Mmm, that is completely flavorless.
But that’s the thing, we’re trained,
particularly as Americans,
to like enjoy everything.
Everything’s supposed to
be a sumptuous banquet,
and that’s not true.
Anything with sugar – Yoo-hoo, Twinkies,
oh lord I could mainline that stuff.
– [Interviewer] What did your
fridge used to look like?
– The fridge used to be
packed with a lotta milk.
I drank a lot of milk back in the day.
This is gonna be a little
embarrassing to admit,
I drank two gallons of milk a day.
Probably why I had the heart attack,
I don’t know, we’ll figure
it out sooner or later.
Back in the day this household was
just a non-stop Thanksgiving man.
Now you don’t do gravy anymore,
you do like kind of plant
based mushroom gravy.
Try not to think about the mushroom part.
– [Interviewer] What’s
your diet mainly consist of
– I’m a big fan of the Beyond meat man,
I live on this stuff
eat that all the time.
WW doing prepared meals man.
And this is easy to do cause
I’m not like a big pig.
I try not to snack out, I try to stay away
from sugar as much as possible,
but when I do this stuff,
this MadeGood stuff,
is really amazing man.
And it’s also good to
take out in the world,
because sometimes you travel city to city
and they don’t have the vegan choices
that you have here in Los Angeles,
so I pack a lot of pre-pack
snacks like these man.
I love these chick peas, oh my god,
get between me and these chick peas
find your throat get cut man.
There’s obviously some Daiya,
there’s a series of fake cheeses.
Everyone in this house is vegan.
The kid went vegan long
before anyone else did.
And then when I had the heart attack,
she was in the room and
the nutrionist was like,
“Maybe you should think
about going plant-based,”
and the kid was like, “Yes,
one of us, one of us!”
So I kind of did it for her.
I ate the way I wanted to for 47 years,
I’mma give this vegan thing six months.
I’ll do it your way for six months.
It’s not even hard, I don’t miss anything.
Every once in a while, we were
just at the holidays right?
Holidays passed, and you’re like, “Oh man!
“Egg nog, I wish I had egg nog.”
Coconut egg nog. It’s
nuts, coconut milk egg nog.
You can do a (beep) ton with
a coconut, who knew man.
Bananas foster; coconut.
Chocolate peanut butter; coconut.
I know you’re looking at
me right now going like,
“Silent Bob telling me how to (beep) eat?”
Yes, believe it or not man.
I’m not saying I’m an expert but
I’ve been through some stuff and so
now I can speak on the
issue of men’s health.
– [Interviewer] What’s the weirdest diet
you’ve ever been on?
– Weirdest diet I’ve ever been on,
cause I’ve been on a series of
weight loss programs across my life,
I took a fat blocker back in the day and
I can’t remember what the name of it was,
but it said it blocked 33%
of your fat intake right?
So took this pill and you’re eating
your normal greasy ass diet,
and it’s blocking 33% of
the fat being absorbed.
But instead it’s
manifesting in your body as,
wait for it, trigger warning
we’re gonna talk poo,
greasy, oily, (beep).
So that was the most ludicrous thing
I think I’ve ever done to lose weight man.
Now I don’t diet at all.
Now I just eat better.
So if you’re curious and you’re like,
“Oh (beep), him? He lost weight?
“That fat piece of
(beep) how did he do it?”
That’s how I do it and I
did it with relative ease.
It wasn’t hard, it wasn’t like me going,
“I hate this life and everybody in it.”
I was easy to be around and stuff.
I was thinking about 2019,
we’re gonna go make a movie,
Jay and Silent Bob movie,
so I still wanna be
somewhat look like I used to.
But I was thinking after that movie
maybe I will go become this
guy, like jacked Kevin Smith.
Would you like to see my gym?
Let me show you my gym, come on.
Alright so I lied, this is my home gym.
I don’t have enough money
to afford a home gym,
so I use the outside world man.
Number one: free no gym fees.
Number two: you get to
breathe that real air
instead of breathing that gym air
which is made up of a lot of sweat.
So me and Shecky hit the hill everyday.
This is the gym.
– [Interviewer] What do you consider to be
an intense workout?
– An intense workout is
something that I would never do,
because that would turn me off to
the idea of health and exercise.
So this is pretty much the daily
intense activity that I engage in man.
It’s about a mile and
change all the way up
and all the way back.
And then when I started losing weight
then I decided to go for Runyon Canyon.
That’s where all the
skinny people go hiking.
– [Interviewer] Why do you
always wear hockey jerseys?
– If you saw any picture of me taken
for the last ten years or more,
I’m probably in a hockey jersey.
I lived in hockey jerseys
cause hockey jerseys
is kind of like the fat guy’s muumuu.
Looks really great, you can
hide your weight under it.
When I lost the weight I started
looking weird in hockey jerseys.
There was a moment where I was like,
“Oh no, what will I do?”
I’ve branded myself for the
better part of a decade.
I decided alright, I’m
just gonna let that go.
So I defaulted to the
way that I used to dress
in 1997 before I started getting heavy,
and that was suit jackets and jean shorts
and t-shirts and stuff.
Yeah man it was weird,
it was the end of an era.
The heart attack closed a lot of doors
including on my haute couture.
– [Interviewer] What’s
your favorite tattoo?
– So I have a couple of tattoos.
I’m not a very macho or butch guy
by any stretch of the imagination,
but I am a writer so I’ve
words all over my body.
This one says IN SMOD I TRUST.
SModcast is the podcast that
I’ve done for 12 years now.
So I learned over the course of
making that podcast to
trust my own instincts.
I realized In Smod I Trust,
I’m Smod so in me I trust.
Over here I got my kid’s name,
it says Harley’s on this arm.
That’s cause on this arm
I have my wife’s name,
says Jenny’s and if we ever split up
I would turn that J into a D.
Alright, the fitness questions!
Man hit me with your fitness questions.
– [Interviewer] 7 a.m.
workout or 7 p.m. workout?
– 7 a.m. workout.
– [Interviewer] Squats or deadlifts?
– Squat believe it or not.
– [Interviewer] Favorite
song on your playlist?
– Favorite song to workout to is
“Outstanding” by The Gap Band.
– [Interviewer] Crossfit: yea or nay?
– I won’t even change a
tire in real life on a car,
so I’m not gonna (beep)
around with one in the gym
so no crossfit for me.
– [Interviewer] Pull-ups or chin-ups?
– Pull-ups or chin-ups. Well,
what an interesting question.
In high school I could do neither.
I remember hanging there for 20 minutes
one day in gym class trying to do
one single pull-up and it didn’t happen.
So I can’t imagine I’d be
any better at a chin-up.
– [Interviewer] Dumbbells or kettlebells?
– I like kettlebells, I
like pulling something
with a handle. Doing this?
That’s just too macho for me.
– [Interviewer] Run on a
treadmill or run outside?
– I think if I had to run at all
it would only be when chased.
– [Interviewer] Cardio or weights?
– I pick cardio over weights every time.
Weights feels like a workout
and I’m never trying for that.
I don’t wanna feel like I’ve worked out.
So I go cardio.
– [Interviewer] Big legs? Big arms?
– I have big legs by child birth.
My mom gave me her own
childbearing hips in my DNA,
so I’ve got big legs
whether I want them or not.
– [Interviewer] What’s
the biggest compliment:
jacked, ripped, swole, cut?
– Muscle tone and or definition,
that’s something I never ever
expected to see on my body in this life,
but I also never expected to see
my high school weight again which I have.
Like now I’m thinner than
I was in high school,
when I graduated high school.
So anything’s possible at this point.
Alright, that’s it.
Generally I don’t do this while talking,
so I’m like out of breath
and I’m gonna continue the workout
cause that’s what it’s all about: health.
Men’s Health particularly,
cause I’m a men’s.
So thanks for hanging out,
I’m gonna do this.