Record producer and TV personality Simon Cowell, who used to be a huge meat lover, adopted a vegan diet ahead of his 60th birthday.
In an interview with The Sun, Cowell admitted that he already ditched meat and dairy and even wheat and sugar to improve his health. He will also ditch fish soon, while cigarettes and beer are for special occasions only.
Cowell, who will turn 60 years old this year, added that his new diet made him even more handsome, saying: “I was an eight [out of 10] and now I’ve gone to an 11.”
“I cut out a lot of the stuff I shouldn’t have been eating and that was primarily meat, dairy, wheat, sugar – those were the four main things,” he told The Sun.
“I can eat certain fruits but not all fruits. You have to be careful because some fruit can have more sugar than a can of Coke. Once you get into a pattern I’ve found it quite enjoyable.”
“It has helped me sleep and I wake up feeling less tired. I noticed a massive difference in how I felt in about a week.”
“I have more energy and focus and it wasn’t difficult. I don’t like to use the word diet because that’s the reason I never went on a diet before — the word diet makes me miserable.”
Cowell said that he started changing his eating habits after a “horrific” fall down the stairs in October 2017, which made him question his unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
He shared that even though he loved comfort food such as hamburgers, spaghetti bolognese, and jam tarts, it was easy for him to change his diet to the point that he is willing to “go the whole way” once he ditches fish.
“It was way easier than you may think. Like, I used to have yogurt in the morning and I changed it to almond-milk yogurts. I have almond milk in my tea,” he concluded.