Simon Cowell is on the "Eric Cowell diet"
The 59-year-old music mogul recently made a number of lifestyle changes and has cut out dairy, sugar and gluten and joked his new healthy-eating regime has been inspired by his and Lauren Silverman's five-year-old son
15 March 2019
He told 'Extra': "New diet. I went to see this guy who's very well-known. And he said to me, after doing some blood work, 'You can't have red meat, dairy, sugar, bread or gluten.' I'm thinking, 'What about alcohol?'
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"And he said, 'Maybe not quite as much as you had before.' And I did it and I stuck to it and it's easy.
"Apart from ice cream, [Eric] actually likes water, eats all his raw vegetable. I'm on the Eric Cowell diet."
The 'America's Got Talent' star is devoted to his son.
He gushed: "He's a sweetheart."
It was recently revealed Simon had shed 7lbs on his new diet.
A source said: "Simon was feeling a bit run down, so someone suggested he see a specialist about food tolerances. The specialist revealed he is allergic to a few everyday things which had been making him tired.
"As a result, he has cut out lots from his diet and the impact has been almost immediate. He has loads of energy."
And though the 'X Factor' boss is missing a few of his favourite treats, he feels much better for making the changes.
The insider added: "He's found it really tough to cut out a lot of things he used to love eating, like sausage rolls.
"But he can't believe the change it's had in such a short space of time.
"He's looking and feeling great at the moment, the best he has in years. He has a real spring in his step, which everyone around him has noticed."