SIMON Cowell has lost a staggering four inches off his waist following his health kick.
The X Factor boss, 60, revealed his incredible weight loss transformation during a holiday to Barbados in 2019.
How much weight has Simon Cowell lost?
Simon has lost 20lb after embarking on a health and fitness regime.
He used to binge on sausage rolls, hamburgers and his favourite jam tarts made by his personal chefs.
But since ditching his unhealthy lifestyle he reveals he has managed to trim down by four inches on his waist.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Simon said: “The most dramatic period was the first month where most of the weight comes off and you look at yourself and think ‘wow’.
“I used to be 36 inch waist and now I’ve lost four inches. I’m really happy now."
How did Simon Cowell lose weight?
Simon achieved his weight loss by reducing his meat intake and cutting out all sugar.
He overhauled his diet after suffering a fall on his stairs inside his London home October 2017.
The mogul blamed his injuries on his unhealthy lifestyle where he “lived like a vampire” staying awake till 8am every morning.
On his new diet, he explains: “All I do is avoid just red meat – white meat is fine – and I eat loads of vegetables, salads and drink this great beer.
“If you’re on a diet you have to keep the food sensible, but it’s got to be interesting and tasty, then the diet’s surprisingly easy.
‘I’m on a diet but it doesn’t feel like it now because the food I eat is really healthy and I don’t find it tedious. If it’s boring you won’t stick to it.”
He admits he’s astonished by how good he looks, especially as he’s still been able to drink his favourite alcoholic beverage – Corona Premium Light.
“You can drink this light beer but you’ve got to be sensible about quantities. I have loads more energy and feel great," he said.
Is Simon Cowell following a vegan diet?
In previous interviews, Simon has hinted that he was following a vegan diet.
He told Dan Wootton in April 2019 that he had cut out meat, dairy, wheat, sugar and was planning to ditch fish too.
Simon said at the time: “A friend of mine, who is a doctor, recommended speaking to an expert, and I did it on a whim.
“I was allergic to melon, so I didn’t eat it for six months, but I saw this man and he explained it and it made sense.
“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.”
He added: "I can eat fish but this year I will go the whole way.”
However in an interview with The Sun in January 2020, he admitted he still eats white meat such as chicken and turkey.
He said: “All I do is avoid just red meat – white meat is fine – and I eat loads of vegetables, salads and drink this great beer."
Has Simon Cowell faced any diet challenges?
Simon admitted he was a pretty traditional eater – favouring comfort foods like jam tarts, hamburgers and spaghetti Bolognese.
But it turns out overhauling his diet wasn't as s hard as he first predicted.
He said: “It was way easier than you may think. Like, I used to have yoghurt in the morning and I changed it to almond-milk yoghurts. I have almond milk in my tea.
“I can eat certain fruits but not all fruits. You have to be careful because some fruit can have more sugar than a can of Coke.
“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.”
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