Jason Kaplan has been the producer of one of the most successful radio shows of all time. Many know him as Sirius Jay. He has spent more than 20 years behind the camera for The Howard Stern Show. But it seems like his biggest accomplishment is dropping more than 90 pounds. Today, we will talk in-depth about the Jason Kaplan’s weight loss experience.
After dropping more than 90 pounds, he is now proudly flaunting his form-fitting clothes. The famous producer says, “Everything in my clothes is slim and skinny”. And he cannot be more proud of himself. Let’s find out more about his experience.
Get To Know Jason
Born in 1973, Jason Kaplan is a well-known American media personality, producer, and writer. He grew up in Roslyn, New York. Speaking about his education, we can see from his LinkedIn profile that he graduated from Roxbury High School. From there, the American personality enrolled at Rutgers University, where he got a Bachelor’s degree in communications and history.
After he got his University diploma, he began his professional career as a production assistant at WABC Radio in New York City. Soon after, he moved to work as a producer for the nationally syndicated radio show The Howard Stern Show.
He has worked with Howard for more than two decades. During his time on the Howard Stern Show, Kaplan has taken on various roles, including producing, writing, and even being an on-air personality.
Speaking about his experience, he wrote on his LinkedIn profile, “I’ve been working on the Howard Stern Show since 2001, a dream come true! Over the years, I’ve worked my way up from intern to various producing titles to now Executive Producer”.
He has also worked as a webmaster, photographer, segment producer, and everything in between.
While most people recognize Jason as part of the Howard Stern Show, he has worked on other projects as well. Some of his outside projects include writing for the TV series Son of the Beach and Spy TV. He has appeared in movies like Private Parts and Dude, Where’s My Car.
Kaplan and Stern have a longstanding relationship. Given the fact they have worked together for more than 20 years, they have had their share of disagreements and on-air arguments. Yet, their professional relationship remains strong. Many people view Kaplan as a key contributor to the success of the popular radio show.
And it has been worth it for him. According to several sources, he has a net worth of more than $1 million. Not bad for a producer.
Why Did He Lose Weight?
Now let’s move onto the Jason Kaplan weight loss journey. Jason has a voice for radio and is a well-known producer. As we said before, many people recognize him as Sirius Jay. For the famous producer, being overweight has been something he has dealt with for much of his adult life.
In one interview, he said, “To be honest, I put on a lot of weight over 20 years. I was very career-focused and my health and my weight were not a major concern. My appearance and weight wasn’t top of mind because I work in radio and it never seemed to affect my job”.
And like many other people, the Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact on his health, weight, and overall well-being. He gained even more weight during the pandemic.
Kaplan said, “I put on a lot of weight that first year of COVID. Gaining weight is kind of silent. You don’t necessarily feel it happening. But I started recognizing that I was feeling unhealthy and knew I needed to make a change. That’s when I turned to Nutrisystem® for Men”.
The program worked for him because it was an easy-to-follow program and he felt less hungry.
Praising the program, the famous producer said, “Thanks to the program, I have a clearer understanding of how to eat and what portion sizes should look like. I was also never starving on Nutrisystem. The program is packed with protein that helped keep me full throughout the day. I was amazed that I wasn’t heading for the snack cabinet anymore.”
He also said he didn’t really know what feeling good felt until he lost weight. He said, “I never thought I felt bad being fat. I never really felt like it was taking a physical toll on me. But after I lost the weight, especially that first 50 to 60 pounds, I realized that I just didn’t have any concept of what feeling good felt like”.
Now, he has a new lease on life and is able to do things he couldn’t do before.
The Wakeup Call
Many people that lose huge amounts of weight have a wake-up call that serves as their inspiration and motivation.
For Kaplan, that came when he signed up for life insurance. He was at his heaviest around 300 lbs, and didn’t have the right mindset about food.
He said, “I was just a child about it. No exercise, no vegetables, no fruit. Really just the idea of eating healthy and saying, ‘Maybe I’ll have a salad and a piece of chicken instead of a cheeseburger,’ I’d laugh at that thought. I’m an adult. I can do whatever I want. I can eat whatever I want. And then it just got to a point where that wasn’t tenable for me anymore”.
And once he signed up for life insurance, he had a doctor visit him at his house. The doctor tried to weigh him and do blood work.
Speaking about the experience, Jason said, “The doctor brought the scale out and asked me how much I weighed. I said I think I’m over 305 lbs. and he said, ‘Don’t bother getting on the scale, it only goes up to 300”.
That was the wake-up call he needed. After that, he was determined to start a new program. He explained, “I told myself, I need to do this, I want to do this, I’m not gonna f— around. I had to stay on top of myself to really say, no, you made this commitment to yourself, fight through it. I had to make a choice”.
How Much Weight Did He Lose?
Jason managed to shed more than 90 pounds over a period of two years. While the amount sounds astonishing, it is a healthy way to lose that much weight in a span of two years.
His friend and colleague, Howard Stern, encouraged him. And he marveled at the job Jason did. Despite his weight loss, Kaplan refrained from investing in a new wardrobe, until the last couple of months.
Howard joked, “He thinks he’s Jason Stamos now”.
How Did He Lose Weight?
Jason talked about his weight loss journey in a lengthy post on Instagram. In January 2023 he told the story of his experience. It all started in January 2021, and he has gone a long way since.
He wrote a caption, saying, “Two years ago I weighed over 300 pounds and made a resolution to make a change. I found Nutrisystem and haven’t had to make another New Year’s resolution since! I am now down over 88 pounds and still losing. Nutrisystem isn’t just diet for me, it’s a lifestyle change that empowered me to learn how and what to eat and stay full, lose weight and enjoy life. I have more energy than ever, feel better than ever, and look hotter than ever”.
The famous producer said it is hard to start a weight loss journey, but if he can do it, anyone can do it.
What Is Nutrisystem?
Jason credits Nutrisystem for Men, a comprehensive system aimed to help people reach their weight loss goals.
A key component of the program is healthy inspiration meals, which pack up a lot of protein and are full of flavor.
In other words, it is a system that delivers healthy food to your door. Key components are protein shakes, something you can make at home if you do not want to spend thousands of dollars on the program. After all, we are not all Jason Kaplan and do not have a lot of money to spend on a weight loss program.