Back in September, to the surprise of likely no one, we reported that Ozzy Osbourne had given up his vegan ways in favor of the meat-heavy Atkins diet. The 64-year-old rocker had almost a year earlier decided to drop the animal products after being one of many celebs to become inspired by the documentary “Forks Over Knives.”
“I feel OK actually,” he said, ”I feel better about myself, you know? I go on binges… That’s the reason why I decided to cut out meat out and dairy because I’ve limited what I can have because when you’re on the road and you’re travelling, you grab buns and… burgers are everywhere… so now I’ve just narrowed the margin.”
In a new interview with Rip It Up, Osbourne reflected on his time as a vegan – and boy, was it ever a short-lived experience.
“I tried it, but I didn’t last more than a week or two,” he tells the site. “I’m eating more meat now than ever! The only meat I haven’t touched is the horse they’re eating over here. I’ll eat anything…”
When pressed over what he missed most while on the diet, Osbourne admitted meat, meat, meat.
“How can the guy who bit the head off several creatures suddenly turn full circle and now live on vegetables? That doesn’t sound right,” he says. “I was Satan last week, now I’m on some f–king do-it-yourself gardening experience. These days I’m on a very low carb, high protein diet and I’ve dropped 30 pounds and I exercise like a freak. I’m 65 this year. God only knows how I got that far – I should have been dead a thousand times.”
Well, I can’t fault the guy for trying – but Atkins?
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