Simon Cowell eats beans on toast before dates with fiancée Lauren to avoid eating in public


Simon Cowell has revealed he scoffs a plate of beans on toast before heading out to a lavish restaurant with his fiancée Lauren Silverman, where he’ll eat nothing.

The music mogul, 62, admitted he developed the habit in a bit to avoid eating in public and ‘won’t like anything on the menu’ anyway.

Having lost 20Ibs over the past two years, he overhauled his lifestyle after breaking his back in 2020 when he crashed his electric bike near his Malibu home.

Que?! Simon Cowell has revealed he scoffs a plate of beans on toast before heading out to a lavish restaurant with his fiancée Lauren Silverman, where he’ll eat nothing (pictured in 2020)

Denying rumors of weight loss surgery, he told The Sun: ‘I’m not a big eater. I don’t enjoy it that much. I’d rather have a beer than eat, any day of the week.

‘Sometimes when we are going out for dinner because I know I’m going to hate the food, I have baked beans on toast before I go, then eat nothing.’

He went on to confess he ‘can’t deal with’ going to ‘ghastly big parties or weddings’ where the food is ‘horrific’, and likes to stick to a regimented diet.

The Syco founder did own up to paying a visit to a Harley Street doctor, who reprimanded him after inspecting his urine sample.

Picky: The music mogul, 62, admitted he developed the habit in a bit to avoid eating in public and 'won't like anything on the menu' anyway (pictured in 2010)

Picky: The music mogul, 62, admitted he developed the habit in a bit to avoid eating in public and ‘won’t like anything on the menu’ anyway (pictured in 2010)

He quipped: ‘He did my blood work and pee and all the rest of it, and a month later the results came in and his words were, “You have the worst diet out of all the clients I have ever seen in my life — you have a schoolboy’s diet since the 1960s.”‘

Having previously indulged in one too many pies, Simon soon found himself banned from eating red meat, dairy, sugar and gluten, which he claimed to have ‘pretty much stuck to’.

His nutritious breakfast now sees him tuck into a green smoothie, along with a sugar-free Alpben bar, tea and oat milk, while lunch is grilled tomatoes and soup – adding how pizza was the hardest grub to give up.

Simon has overhauled his lifestyle in recent years, and one of the changes he’s made is to opt to drink Skinny Lager when he fancies a tipple, reportedly enjoying two bottles a night.

Tasty: 'Sometimes when we are going out for dinner because I know I'm going to hate the food, I have baked beans on toast before I go, then eat nothing' (stock image)

Tasty: ‘Sometimes when we are going out for dinner because I know I’m going to hate the food, I have baked beans on toast before I go, then eat nothing’ (stock image)

A report last year stated Simon has become such an ‘absolute devotee’ to the drinks – which have just 89 calories per bottle – he decided to invest in the company.

The star overhauled his lifestyle after breaking his back in 2020 when he crashed his electric bike near his Malibu home and now has regular sleeping and exercise habits, and he has lost more than 20lbs.

He suffered complications from surgery to fuse to vertebrae, which required him to mostly stay in bed for six months

As well as now walking 40 miles a week, The X Factor boss rearranged his work schedule to ensure he only starts business meetings after 9am rather than hold conferences into the early hours of the morning like he used to.

Healthy lifestyle: Simon' has overhauled his lifestyle since breaking his back in 2020, losing 20Ibs in weight

Before: Simon pictured in September 2018

Healthy lifestyle: Simon’ has overhauled his lifestyle since breaking his back in 2020, ditching his heavy drinking and embarking on a diet and fitness plan to lose 20Ibs (pictured right in September 2018)

A source previously MailOnline: ‘Simon said how he hasn’t worn trainers as much as this in 20 years. He feels fitter than ever before and is keeping to a normal routine rather than being on the phone until into the early hours of the morning.

As part of his life overhaul, Simon proposed to his long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, on Christmas Eve in Barbados.

Despite his previous staunch vows to never walk up the aisle, an insider previously claimed the past two years – in which the global pandemic hit and the star broke his back – have made Simon change his stance.

Kiss-kiss: As part of his life overhaul, Simon proposed to his long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, on Christmas Eve in Barbados (pictured in 2019)

Kiss-kiss: As part of his life overhaul, Simon proposed to his long-term girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, on Christmas Eve in Barbados (pictured in 2019)

The source told People: ‘They have fun together, as well as being each other’s rock. They are both passionate but really do bring out the very best in each other. As a family, they all have such an incredible bond.

‘A lot of things have happened in the last few years and just like for everyone else in the world, these things have all been a reminder about what is precious to them.’

Simon may have once branded marriage ‘boring’, but according to a new report, it was during lockdown that something shifted with Lauren.

The brunette beauty is said to have urged him to commit to their family life and ‘prioritise the present’ instead of spending time with his famous exes.

A friend told The Sun that ‘no one is more shocked about the change in Simon these past few years than Simon’, yet was told by Lauren that she needed a ‘commitment to family life’.

They explained: ‘Not surprisingly, she didn’t appreciate Simon hanging out and holidaying with his harem of exes, particularly Sinitta who was forever lurking in the shadows.

‘Simon was told in no uncertain terms that it was him or his exes — Sinitta, Terri Seymour and Jackie St Clair — and, wisely, chose to prioritize his present and future, not his past.

WHAT IS AN E-BIKE?

An e-bike is a regular bike with the addition of a battery-powered motor. When you pedal, the motor kicks in to inject extra power up to a maximum speed of 15mph – the legal limit.

Any faster than that and you’ll have to go under your own steam.

E-bikes have gears and brakes. You are in full control of the motor and can switch it on and off as often as you like.

There’s no need to worry about the battery running out, as if it does, you can just keep on riding like you would a normal bike.

Simon was riding a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which costs upwards of £7921 and has top speeds of 27 miles per hour.

The bike has been described as ‘one for professionals’ as a lighter frame and battery result in no limits when riding uphill or downhill.

The power pack has an 120Nm torque which provides up to 550% support for your own pedaling performance on request.

The combination of FOX suspension with up to 160 mm travel on the front and rear wheels and 650+ tires provides more ease with pedaling uphill.

On the move: Simon was riding a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which costs upwards of £7921 and has top speeds of 27 miles per hour (stock image)

On the move: Simon was riding a Das Spitzing Evolution S-Pedelec bike, which costs upwards of £7921 and has top speeds of 27 miles per hour (stock image)


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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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