Will.i.am loses a stone by changing to a plant diet
WILL.I.AM says he’s gotta great feeling after shedding more than a stone with his plant-based diet.
The 43-year-old Black Eyed Peas star was jolted into rebooting his life after a doctor compared his health to that of a 60-year-old. ‘This time last year I weighed 210lb,’ admitted Will. ‘I was eating bad, sleeping bad, no order and creating disorders. I caught it at the right time. I switched my regimen, went plant-based and it changed my life.
‘I lost 20lb. My cholesterol came down; my high blood pressure came down. My stress levels came down naturally.’ Sharing details of his dramatic turnaround, he says that these days he has ‘more energy’, adding: ‘My sleep regimen is awesome. It changed my life. And I would encourage everyone to go plant-based.’
The 5ft 9in I Gotta Feeling singer weighed 15st before his health kick, blaming long hours, late nights, processed food and getting as little as four hours’ sleep a night.
‘I was eating bad, sleeping bad,’ said The Voice mentor. ‘I now go to sleep at 11 or 12. I was going to sleep around five in the morning… I would argue with people like, “All I need is like two hours a day”. Like, boom, a catnap and I’m just ready to go. I was creating different types of disorders, starting with my high blood pressure and my cholesterol. I went to my doctor and he said, “Your high blood pressure is like you’re 60”.’
Because cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease run in Will’s family, he was advised to ‘take control’. Now he has ditched processed food and sugar, telling the Thrive Global Podcast: ‘You wouldn’t put that s*** in your car.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth