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Penn Jillette Reveals The SHOCKING Trick To His 100-Pound Weight Loss In New Book!

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Penn Jillette is such a masterful magician, but even we were surprised at how quickly he made 100 pounds disappear!

After a doctor warned the Penn & Teller star in late 2014 about some serious health problems connected to his weight, the Celebrity Apprentice alum dropped TRIPLE digits in a matter of months.

Photos: Celebs Who Follow Intense Diets!

The 6' 7" celeb was able to go from 330 to 225 pounds… all without magic!

And now, we're learning just how he made that weight go "poof!"

In his new book, Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales, the 61-year-old explained that he owes his new, trim figure to the potato diet!

The Massachusetts native recalled in his book that he ate only potatoes for two weeks straight, before he was able to gradually mix in other foods.

Within the first three months, the entertainer admitted he lost 75 pounds… and didn't exercise at all! Whoa!

The performer went on Good Morning America on Tuesday to explain how the strict regimen helped curb his cravings, saying:

"I wanted to lose the sense of eating socially. It was just a way to lose all the habits I had gotten into."

Watch Penn's full interview about his shocking transformation (below)!

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/Daniel Tanner/WENN.]

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