Simon Cowell weight loss: X Factor judge praises ‘easy’ vegan diet for helping him slim

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Simon Cowell, 60, has brought shows such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent to UK screens. Currently judging The X Factor: Celebrity, Simon is looking more slender than he has done in years. What is the secret behind his impressive one and a half stone weight loss?

As well as this, Simon cut back on alcohol – and he found doing so easier than anticipated.

“It was easier than I thought,” Simon said. “Part of the reason I did it was ’cause Eric is five this year. I realised that if I didn’t sort myself out physically, I wouldn’t be able to catch up with him.”

In an interview with Access Hollywood, he revealed: “The secret is don’t follow one of the fad diets.

“You just got to cut out the obvious. And once you get used to it, you feel better – my memory’s better, I feel better.

“I didn’t find it difficult. I can still drink beer, so I’m happy.”

Simon was recently spotted clutching a low calorie beer while out with his partner Lauren Silverman.

Speaking about the first few weeks on his new diet plan, the star revealed that it was difficult in the beginning.

“I could see the difference. Cutting out sugar made a massive difference. The first few weeks were difficult, but then I actually stopped craving sugar.

Simon Cowell denied having had a gastric band surgery, speaking to Closer Magazine, Simon said: “People have said: ‘Oh, he’s had a gastric band fitted’ – but I haven’t.

“If I had, I would admit to it. This diet is all about what you put into your body.”

The star has always had a keen interest in fitness, and has spoken about his daily routine in the past.

In 2011, Simon revealed: “I’ll do 500 push-ups a day religiously, and if I can, I like to have a workout.”

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