Pinette was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and singer. He rose to fame after he toured Comedy Club Circuit in the 1980s. Besides doing stand-up, John was also famous for doing impressions of different celebrities. Pinette also did varoius different enthic accents.
Throughout his career, he had to face obesity. His weight always proved to be an obstacle to his success. With the passage of time, Pinette reached an alarming situation of 400 pounds. This was certainly a threat to not only his health but to his life.
Doctors advised Pinette to lose weight as soon as possible and he did lose weight. Half of it, 200 pounds. It did make a positive change in his overall health and fans were happy for him. In one of his interviews, John said in his usual funny way, “I have lost 200 pounds and now doctors want me to lose another 75 pounds.”
He made the interviewers laugh but nobody thought that the situation was that serious. At the age of 50, John died on the 5th of April, 2014, leaving his fans and family in tears. Pinette’s personal doctor said that the cause of his death was a pulmonary embolism, a blockage in an artery.
Later, John’s doctor said, “John had become a sober person. The sadness of this entire event is that for the first time in his life he was healthy, he was alive. He’d just turned 50 and John was on top of his game.”
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How did John Pinette Lose 200 Pounds?
John lost 200 pounds because he maintained discipline in his life. He wasn’t, of course, the fitness enthusiast but he did try his best. Pinette changed his diet and did workouts in the gym. Well, you can say, he tried.
Talking about his diet plan, Pinette said, “I tried to eat healthily and succeeded to some extent.” His nutritionist told him that he “can have all the salad”. John said, “I replied to her, ‘Salad is not a food. It comes with food.’ When my brain sees salad, it says, ‘something good is gonna come.”
He further said, “My nutrition made me add different vegetables and fruits to my salad. And a lot of them. I didn’t know about the antioxidants. I guess I was always pro-oxidant. Now, I have blueberries, strawberries, cucumbers, avocado, and turnips. Just like everyone hates one vegetable, for me it is turnips.”
Not only following a healthy diet plan, Pinette also worked out in the gym to the extent he could. However, as a comedian, Pinette joked about it too. During his show at the Comedy Station, John said, “I had a personal trainer. I remember that on my first day at the gym, I was nervous. People were staring at me.”
John added, “Not because I was out of shape. But because I wore a Black Velour Shenjon sweatsuit. I should have looked in the mirror. I looked like a panda.” His hard work paid off and he lost half of his body weight.
Before & After Weight Loss
After undergoing the weight loss journey, Pinette’s weight reached around 200 pounds. Whereas before he weighed 400 pounds. He lost 200 pounds along the way.
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Even though Pinette is not among us, his comedy will always keep him alive. He will always be alive in the hearts of his fans. Pinette tried to live healthily and set a good example for others. So, don’t give up that easily and become a fighter.