Reigning Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton claims he is “healthier and happier” than ever before now that he has become vegan.
After a woeful 2018, the Finn retained his seat against the odds and now leads the Championship with a one-point advantage over Hamilton.
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This was a couple of years ago, I was 68kg (150lb). I’ve had to be that weight for the past 12 years and finally rules change this year and I can eat a little more and bulk up. I’m at 75kg (165lb) now and happier. Adding weight was easy and I did this on a vegan diet. People say “oh I need my protein and that’s why I could never go vegan”. I have plenty of protein in my diet and I’ve gained muscle, and I’m healthier and happier than I’ve ever been. Wish I did it sooner. I do want to get more cut like this, so that’s a goal of mine. Do any of you have any fitness goals, weight goals you are trying to get to? Let’s do it together! 📷 @splashnews
For 2019 a new minimum driver weight of 80kg for the driver/seat package has been introduced, and Hamilton, who claimed to have become vegan in September 2017, has taken advantage to bulk-up, gaining 15lb of muscle to move on from his previous weight of 150lb – a weight he had maintained since his debut in 2007.
On his official Instagram page, the five-time World Champion said: “Adding weight was easy and I did this on a vegan diet. People say ‘oh I need my protein and that’s why I could never go vegan’.”
“I have plenty of protein in my diet and I’ve gained muscle, and I’m healthier and happier than I’ve ever been. Wish I did it sooner.”