Simon Cowell reveals he’s following a vegan diet following health concerns

Simon Cowell has revealed that a vegan diet may be the secret behind his very trim physique, after he was advised to follow the eating plan by his doctor.

The Britain’s Got Talent star has opened up about his new vegan diet, revealing he decided to focus on his health, for his son Eric, now five-years-old, and after suffering injury from a fall in 2017.

The father-of-one also admitted he had visited a doctor who told him he has ‘every food allergy going.’

Simon speaking to The Sun said: ‘Within 24 hours I changed my diet and I’ve not looked back since. You feel better, you look better.’

He went on to say: ‘ 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.

‘I loved those comfort foods, that’s all I’ve eaten all my life. I love jam tarts, hamburgers, spaghetti Bolognese. I can eat fish but this year I will go the whole way.

‘I have cut down though, because with this job, you’ve got to be fit, you’ve got to be on it and you’ve got to be ruthless, you need a clear mind.’

Simon, who will be turning 60 in October, reveals his diet changed following the Britain’s Got Talent auditions earlier this year. And, is planning on taking the plunge to adopt a strict vegan very soon.

He continued: ‘Like, I used to have yoghurt in the morning and I changed it to almond-milk yoghurts. I have almond milk in my tea.

‘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.’

Simon Cowell adopts vegan diet

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Despite his best efforts, the music mogul has received some backlash from ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly, who questioned his new diet regime.

‘Is that a vegan beer?’ she teased.

And, yes Lorraine, Corona Light is actually vegan.

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Although Simon is now enjoying more vegan recipes, Simon’s reveals his dislike of the word diet, announcing he has never been on one before.

‘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.’