Lewis Hamilton follows a strict diet that propels him to success. He tries to eat as healthy as he can to keep himself in top shape for Formula 1 driving. The Briton went vegan recently to not only have better health but also to help save the environment.
Having a plant-based diet means he doesn’t consume any meat or dairy products. He has porridge and healthy vegan pancakes for breakfast. Falafel sandwiches and a quinoa power bowl provide him the required energy for race weekends.
The quick answer is yes. The Mercedes driver indulges now and then. Even the notoriously diet strict Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has them. Though, he doesn’t do it too often.
“I do have cheat days. Not too often. But if I do have cheat days, my cheat day would be pasta. Pasta and pizza on the same day is pretty cheating. But I don’t do it too often, it’s just that I never feel too good after it if I am being honest.”
Hence, the 7-time world champion is trying to limit his cheat days. He is ‘hungry’ for more success. The key to that, he believes, is listening to your body. In the modern era, all the best athletes, be it LeBron James or Cristiano Ronaldo are pioneers of fitness. He is following that path.
His record-equalling win in Turkey came against the backdrop of tough conditions. As his boss Toto Wolff has constantly emphasized, he is a master at overcoming adversity. Sending a message to all the aspiring drivers of his background, he said –