Jaden Smith reveals that he gained 10 pounds since his family staged an intervention regarding his health back in 2019.
On the most recent episode of the Facebook Watch show, “Red Table Talk,” Jaden and his mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, along with his grandmother, Adrienne “Gammy” Banfield Norris, spoke on gut health as well as spoke on the recent lifestyle changes Jaden made in his own life.
“My biggest gut problem would be like just not being hungry when I need to be,” he said. “Or being stressed.”
“I have pain, too,” Jaden admitted, saying that after he eats sugar, the microorganism candida builds up in his stomach.
Banfield Norris went on to share how Smith has eaten pancakes every morning his entire life and the three agreed that the pancake syrup he uses is loaded with sugar and could be the cause of his discomfort.
Smith shares that he has made a lot of progress since the 2019 “emergency” episode of “Red Table Talk,” which happened after he had adopted a vegan diet and was not getting enough nutrients.
Smith’s father, Will Smith, revealed that he had concerned about his health. “You weren’t looking good at the time,” he said.
“I wasn’t looking good. I wasn’t feeling good. I wasn’t sleeping,” the younger Smith said, recalling a time he threw up all day long and ended up in a hospital in Australia.
Smith says that since then, he has started working with a doctor on his health and wellness.
“I was able to get my vitamins and supplements,” he said. “Protein shakes. … It’s like a password that I have to find to my body.
“I’m 10 pounds heavier now at this point and I feel like I’m keeping on my weight. I’m able to put on more muscle.”
Jada Pinkett Smith encouraged her son for all of his hard work — saying he has come a long way from where he was in 2019. The 23-year-old admitted he was “just like bones,” as they went on to show him pictures of him shirtless and appearing severely malnourished.
“I thought I was so tight!” he laughed. “I was swagging on this like, I need to take off my shirt right now.”
“You were just trying to figure it out,” his mom promptly shared.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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