We all know Simon Cowell for being the rather stern judge on many talent competition TV shows, such as America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol, and The X Factor. However, the talent judge has recently announced that he will be adopting a vegan diet after sustaining an injury.
Cowell had a serious fall down a flight of stairs back in October of 2017, which left him questioning his health and his lifestyle choices. In response to his self-reflection, he decided to quit meat, dairy, wheat, and sugar and has decided to go ‘all the way’ and quit fish, too.
While Cowell used to indulge in unhealthy foods such as jam tarts, spaghetti Bolognese, and hamburgers, he has found it refreshingly easy to convert to a healthy diet. In an interview with The Sun, he says, “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."
The stern judge may be adopting a vegan diet for health purposes, but he also has a fond love for animals. Just recently in October of 2018, he donated a lump sum of $32,640 to the Humane Society to help shut down a dog meat farm in South Korea, which had a very positive impact on many animals’ lives.