And thankfully this is one experience to which he seems determined not to make a sequel.
His cardiologist told him he needed to go vegan AND lose 50 lbs — a tough haul for many, but this is the man who already dropped an impressive 85 just three years back.
On the latest episode of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, the Clerks director explained how this time, he’s using Penn Jillette‘s diet, which we know from the magician’s book Presto! starts with two weeks of nothing but potatoes then adds in vegetables. Strict stuff.
“It’s rather extreme, but it appeals to me because it dials in to certain personality traits.”
We assume he means being able to follow a VERY boring routine. But he’s doing it! He revealed:
“It’s been essentially… nine days. And in nine days, I’ve lost 17 lbs.”
“It’s a pretty intense program, but it’s been interesting. And of course necessary for my health and stuff. But once I get to a decent place, then I can think about eating again. But I’ll never eat the way I used to.”
Oh, by the way, for those curious — yes, Bluntman is still allowed to smoke weed on his new health regimen.
You know, as long as he can deal with those munchies.