If you are a middle-aged man seeking weight-loss inspiration, look no further than Will Smith. The Hollywood actor gained so much weight during Covid — he weighed in at just over 16 stone and, as he put it himself on social media, was in “the worst shape of my life” by last May. Determined to do something about it, he set himself the challenge of losing 20lb in 20 weeks — not a crash diet, but a steady plan that requires commitment and determination. Smith’s YouTube documentary series on the process lands next week. It’s called The Best Shape of My Life,which he says he is now in at the age of 53.
Smith’s sensible approach may not have the initial appeal of more