‘I used to eat like a schoolboy from the 1960s!’: Simon Cowell, 62, admits he enjoys beans on toast to avoid dining in restaurants as he denies having a gastric band after losing three stone
Simon Cowell has confessed he’ll sometimes indulge in a plate of beans of toast to avoid dining in restaurants, as he discussed his three stone weight loss.
The America’s Got Talent Judge, 62, stressed he hasn’t ‘had a gastric band’ and instead said his weight loss is down to a drastic diet change after overhauling his eating habits.
The media mogul added that a doctor warned he’d had ‘the worst diet he’d ever seen,’ and he’s ‘stuck’ to his new regime by cutting out pies, red meat and gluten.
Slimmed down: Simon Cowell has confessed he’ll indulge in a plate of beans of toast to avoid dining in restaurants, as he discussed his three stone weight loss (right in 2018)
During an interview with The Sun, Simon said: ‘No, I haven’t had a gastric band! Wouldn’t there be scars?’
The TV personality admitted he went to see a doctor in Harley Street who specialises in a certain kind of diet.
He added: ‘He did my blood work and pee and all the rest of it, and a month later the results came in and his words were, ‘You have the worst diet out of all the clients I have ever seen in my life — you have a schoolboy’s diet from the 1960s.’
‘It was just pies. So he sent me a list of things I can’t eat, and that included red meat, dairy, sugar and gluten. And I pretty much stuck to it.’
Transformed: The America’s Got Talent Judge stressed he hasn’t ‘had a gastric band’ and instead said his weight loss is down to a drastic diet change after overhauling his eating habits
Confession: Simon revealed that when he goes out for dinner now he rarely orders anything as he insists he’s not a big eater, and will sometimes enjoy beans on toast before heading out
Simon revealed that when he goes out for dinner now he rarely orders anything as he insists he’s not a big eater.
The record executive even admitted to eating beans on toast before heading on a night out as he can’t stand the food.
As well as now walking 40 miles a week, The X Factor boss rearranged his work schedule to ensure he only starts business meetings after 9am rather than hold conferences into the early hours of the morning like he used to.
A source previously MailOnline: ‘Simon said how he hasn’t worn trainers as much as this in 20 years. He feels fitter than ever before and is keeping to a normal routine rather than being on the phone until into the early hours of the morning.
As part of his life overhaul, Cowell proposed to his long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, on Christmas Eve in Barbados.
In August 2020, Simon broke his back after crashing his e-bike in the courtyard of his house in Malibu.
Wedding bells: As part of his life overhaul, Simon proposed to his long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, on Christmas Eve in Barbados (pictured in 2021)
The star overhauled his lifestyle after breaking his back in 2020 when he crashed his electric bike near his Malibu home and now has regular sleeping and exercise habits, and he has lost more than 20lbs.
He suffered complications from surgery to fuse to vertebrae, which required him to mostly stay in bed for six months
And in the wake of a more recent smash two months ago that left him with a broken arm, he still refuses a helmet.
In the latest accident, the ‘blood-soaked’ tycoon had been riding a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which has a basic price of €9499 (£7921) and has top speeds of 27mph.
WHAT IS AN E-BIKE?
An e-bike is a regular bike with the addition of a battery-powered motor. When you pedal, the motor kicks in to inject extra power up to a maximum speed of 15mph – the legal limit.
Any faster than that and you’ll have to go under your own steam.
E-bikes have gears and brakes. You are in full control of the motor and can switch it on and off as often as you like.
There’s no need to worry about the battery running out, as if it does, you can just keep on riding like you would a normal bike.
Simon was riding a a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which costs upwards of £7921 and has top speeds of 27 miles per hour.
The bike has been described as ‘one for professionals’ as a lighter frame and battery result in no limits when riding uphill or downhill.
The power pack has an 120Nm torque which provides up to 550% support for your own pedalling performance on request.
The combination of FOX suspension with up to 160 mm travel on the front and rear wheels and 650+ tyres provides more ease with pedalling uphill.
On the move: Simon was riding a a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which costs upwards of £7921 and has top speeds of 27 miles per hour (stock image)