Jaden proves he’s come a “long way” from looking “like a bone” at Coachella 2019 with before and after photos.
Jaden Smith feels that he is in a better and healthier place than he was just two years ago.
The 23-year-old son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith was a special host on this week’s new “Red Table Talk,” appearing alongside his mother and grandmother in an episode about gut health.
“We’ve had digestive issues for years,” Jada said at the top of the episode, before explaining to all three of the stomach issues they’ve had.
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“Bloating and discomfort is kind of nondescript. It’s not a pain,” said Jamie Adrian Banfield Norris, while Jada — who calls herself “very food sensitive” — said she wouldn’t feel uncomfortable when eating. “
“My biggest gut issue is, for example, not feeling hungry when I need to feel stressed,” Jaden said. “I’m in pain.” “I eat so much sugar that I have a buildup of candida that is happening in my stomach.”
Why the accumulation? Well, according to Jam, Jaden’s sugar issues likely stem from the fact that he’s been “eating pancakes for breakfast since he was a kid” every day. “Just doing it literally for the past — like, just my dreaded 23-year life, I feel like it built up for so long,” he admitted.
The Smith family as a whole addressed their health during an episode of “Red Table Talk” in 2019, in which Jaden discovered that gluten and dairy were “big problems” for him after a battery of tests. Also, since he does not eat meat, he was deficient in vitamins and omega 3. At that time, the doctor who appeared on the program suggested some modifications and supplements.
“Are you feeling better since we last did a family health show?” Jada asked her son, who said he “surely” did it.
“I’ve been able to work with doctors and really get vitamins and get supplements and, you know, protein shakes, that’s half of my diet,” he revealed. “It’s like a password to my body. I’m now 10 pounds heavier at this point, and I feel like I’m maintaining my weight. I can increase my muscles.”
As Jada said that he “worked hard to inflate” his body, a recent pair of shirtless photos were shown on screen, demonstrating his progress (above) — a far cry from another throwback photo they showed of him at Coachella in 2019 (About 2:45 in the full episode).
“This was so far from where I was when I was at Coachella that I was just like a bone,” he said with a laugh. “I thought I was too tight. I thought I was too tight.” “I was like, “This, I spoil in this. Like, I need to take off my shirt now! “
The episode then followed Jada and Jam while undergoing a colonoscopy — and highlighted how much Pinkett Smith fed her doctors as he came out of anaesthesia — before the trio spoke again about some of their eating issues.
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“I have a lot of problems eating when I’m on standby, when I’m getting ready for a performance, when I’m doing anything stressful,” Jaden said, a problem Jada can deal with. “I find it ridiculous – I find it disgusting to think about eating,” he added.
“I think people should have more understanding, too, that if we put toxic foods in our bodies, it’s going to help create toxic emotion, toxic mood. I’ve seen that in my eating style, you know?” Jada said, before explaining that she cut gluten, eggs, chicken, and oatmeal from her life.
“I’m starting to realize how happy I am, how emotionally happy I am,” she said, saying that before making adjustments to her diet, she would spend her morning “trying to figure out why I’m so low, so low, so depressed. I mean, literally dragging my feet to get through life.”
“Now I get up in the morning ready to go,” she added, “happy,” let’s get this done.