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Mike Tyson: 'I Lost 100 Pounds on a Vegan Diet'

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In a new episode of Oprah Winfrey’s “Where Are They Now?,” airing today (April 9th), Mike Tyson passionately discusses his vegan lifestyle – and how it helped guide him to becoming a better person.

“I’m not on drugs, I’m not out on the streets, I’m not in clubs,” the 46-year-old explains. “And, everything that I do now is just basically structured around the development of my life and my family.

“I lost weight, I dropped over a hundred pounds. I just felt like changing my life, doing something different. And so I became a vegan. Becoming a vegan, it gave me another opportunity to live a healthy life. I was just hard wheel, so congested from all the drugs and bad cocaine, and I couldn’t hardly breathe, high blood pressure, almost dying, and arthritis.

“Once I became a vegan, all that stuff, it diminished.”

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  • someonesmart

    How wonderfully have they made the appeal to inappropriate authority fallacy into a real world Oprah show. Sure man, your drug addiction disappeared when you started a vegan diet. Simple as that. I am sure Oprah can make sure you can too. Simple as that. Anyway, you must learn the good and bad of being a vegan before seriously becoming one. Its just like saying that I want to be a nudist because Mike Tyson is one and he lost drug addiction because of that. What a load of…

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