The only thing professional race car driver Lewis Hamilton regrets about going vegan is that he didn’t do it sooner. Hamilton transitioned to a vegan lifestyle in 2017 after watching documentary What the Health and has been a champion of cruelty-free living since.

 
 
 
 
 
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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

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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[d] this year and I can eat a little more and bulk up,” Hamilton captioned a photo of himself on Instagram. “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.” While Hamilton experienced health benefits from going vegan, the athlete is vegan for the animals. Hamilton often posts images and facts about animals exploited for food and entertainment and urges his 10.8 million Instagram followers to go vegan.

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