Simon Cowell, 59, has always been in great shape – but ahead of his judging duties on Britain’s Got Talent, he has slimmed down by one stone four pounds. The music mogul has denied claims he had a gastric band fitted to drop the weight – and says it was a diet overhaul that saw him slim. 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.”
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
Instead, Simon sought advice from a doctor in LA – who told him he had to overhaul his “appalling” diet.
Simon continued: “’I met this doctor in LA and he told me my diet was appalling and I had to cut out fatty foods and certain drinks.
“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.”
And Simon has even found a way to continue enjoying a drink on nights out, saying: “I had also found a brilliant gluten-free beer, which helps.”
Following a health scare two years ago which saw him fall down the stairs in the middle of the night, Simon switched to a vegan diet.
Speaking at the time, he said: “Within 24 hours I changed my diet and I’ve not looked back since. You feel better, you look better.
“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.”
However it appears that didn’t last, and Simon recalibrated his diet after his more recent doctor’s visit.
Former colleague Sharon Osbourne has weighed in on Simon’s new look, and told The Sun: “The teeth are too white again, he always gets these teeth that are too white and it takes a year or so for the colour to calm down.
“Otherwise I think he looks great., he’s dropped weight and it’s great for him.
“Much healthier for him, not that he was big but he just got rid of that tummy and chest.”
Simon isn’t the only TV personality to lose weight recently. Eamonn Holmes lost a stone after a health scare.
Eamonn Holmes’ weight loss comes after he was told live on air that he could suffer a stroke or heart attack if he didn’t lose weight.
During an episode of This Morning in January, health expert Steve Miller delivered the shocking news. He was told his stomach fat was really dangerous.
Speaking to the Northern Irish presenter, Steve warned: “Everyone needs a goal, and for you it’s life.
“The fat around here [your stomach] is really dangerous.I really care about you. I don’t want you having a heart attack, I don’t want you having a stroke, I don’t want you in a box.”
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