Lewis Hamilton

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kambites

58,955 posts

176 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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eccles said:
You say ahead of the curve, I'd say just jumping on the bandwagon! Vegan, or vegetarian diets are nothing new and are currently flavour of the month coming on the back of climate change/global warming. He's just tapping into the zeitgeist.
I think calling the focus on global warming "flavour of the month" is pushing it a bit. I think there's every reason to believe it will be flavour of the next few decades at least and consequently the push to reduce beef farming is only going to get stronger. I don't think anyone believes that veganism or even vegetarianism is necessary for the whole world, but it's pretty well accepted that the western world consumes far too much red meat for both environmental and health reasons.

Whilst veganism or even vegetarianism is more of a lifestyle choice, there's no realistic argument as an elite athlete (or anyone focused on their health or fitness for that matter) in favour of eating red meat. Well, except taste obviously.

vdn

7,488 posts

158 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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eccles said:
vdn said:
Lewis says he’s performing better than ever on a vegan diet and he’s not the only one... it’s the future and as usual, he's ahead of the curve.

He’s also exec producer on a film about this stuff, with Jackie Chan, Arnie, James Cameron, Novak Djokovic and more:

https://gamechangersmovie.com/
You say ahead of the curve, I'd say just jumping on the bandwagon! Vegan, or vegetarian diets are nothing new and are currently flavour of the month coming on the back of climate change/global warming. He's just tapping into the zeitgeist.
It’s more than flavour of the month; that’s for sure... aside from the climate issues with meat, athletes are seeing better performances and so that would suggest it’s not going to be a passing fad. Is opening a fast food chain that’s purely vegan, tapping into a zeitgeist; well, business wise - yes, to some extent, but Hamilton seems genuinely on board with the vegan / plant based / performance / ethical / etc standpoint so it makes sense.

Deesee

3,923 posts

38 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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What is this thread coming to it’s Lewis, got to be to offset a tax bill. hehe

Evilex

498 posts

59 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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"HAM" involved in vegan restaurant shocker...
Adds "Gerhard Burger" to menu.

kiseca

7,994 posts

174 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Evilex said:
"HAM" involved in vegan restaurant shocker...
Adds "Gerhard Burger" to menu.
laugh

Cold

9,109 posts

45 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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A vegan? Why didn't he say?

Oh, he did.

MPC09

145 posts

93 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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CoolHands said:
Looks like he’s going to waste his money in restaurants like all celebs



Also, plant based meat biglaugh
I've never understood this concept: if you're a veggie/vegan (or whatever else you might be) why would you try and copy and emulate the very thing you're avoiding? The old dear is a veggie and she's quite content avoiding all products like veggie sausages/burgers and all of the other pseudo crap that people feel the need to market. Strange bunch.

paulguitar

5,947 posts

68 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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MPC09 said:
I've never understood this concept: if you're a veggie/vegan (or whatever else you might be) why would you try and copy and emulate the very thing you're avoiding?
I think probably because the burger 'format' works exceptionally well as a fast food/ takeaway product. It's quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive. One does not need silverware.



Poppiecock

943 posts

13 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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vdn said:
Lewis says he’s performing better than ever on a vegan diet and he’s not the only one... it’s the future and as usual, he's ahead of the curve.
I swear if he told you to eat your firstborn you'd agree it was the best idea ever and he was 'ahead of the curve'!

Have you thought of therapy to deal with your, frankly, near stalker-ish obsession?

paulguitar

5,947 posts

68 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Poppiecock said:
I swear if he told you to eat your firstborn you'd agree it was the best idea ever and he was 'ahead of the curve'!

Have you thought of therapy to deal with your, frankly, near stalker-ish obsession?
2/10

kiseca

7,994 posts

174 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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paulguitar said:
MPC09 said:
I've never understood this concept: if you're a veggie/vegan (or whatever else you might be) why would you try and copy and emulate the very thing you're avoiding?
I think probably because the burger 'format' works exceptionally well as a fast food/ takeaway product. It's quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive. One does not need silverware.
Also depends on why they are a vegan. They may actually like burgers or the taste of red meat but have concluded that the impact of cow farming, which apparently is very big, doesn't justify the pleasure so they look for acceptable substitutes. For example.

Poppiecock

943 posts

13 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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paulguitar said:
Poppiecock said:
I swear if he told you to eat your firstborn you'd agree it was the best idea ever and he was 'ahead of the curve'!

Have you thought of therapy to deal with your, frankly, near stalker-ish obsession?
2/10
Oh, I see the rest of the gang are here, too!

paulguitar

5,947 posts

68 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Poppiecock said:
Oh, I see the rest of the gang are here, too!
1/10

Mr_Thyroid

1,808 posts

182 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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MPC09 said:
I've never understood this concept: if you're a veggie/vegan (or whatever else you might be) why would you try and copy and emulate the very thing you're avoiding? The old dear is a veggie and she's quite content avoiding all products like veggie sausages/burgers and all of the other pseudo crap that people feel the need to market. Strange bunch.
This is such a hack opinion. Some veggie burgers and sausages are delicious. I would say, if you're prepared to eat who knows what parts of animals that have been mushed up into a slurry and formed into a disc or a cylinder, why would you be against doing the same to vegetables or other protein? Because, you know, it's not the shape that's the problem, it's the bit where the animal is killed.

Poppiecock

943 posts

13 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Mr_Thyroid said:
This is such a hack opinion. Some veggie burgers and sausages are delicious. I would say, if you're prepared to eat who knows what parts of animals that have been mushed up into a slurry and formed into a disc or a cylinder, why would you be against doing the same to vegetables or other protein? Because, you know, it's not the shape that's the problem, it's the bit where the animal is killed.
I just find it bizarre that vegans spend ages trying to make stuff look and taste like meat.

It's almost as if the human as a species is genetically designed to seek out and eat meat.

paulguitar

5,947 posts

68 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Poppiecock said:
It's almost as if the human as a species is genetically designed to seek out and eat meat.
We certainly were that way, for tens of millions of years.

However, we are evolving, as a species.

There will always be exceptions, of course.







Kraken

1,423 posts

155 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Poppiecock said:
I just find it bizarre that vegans spend ages trying to make stuff look and taste like meat.

It's almost as if the human as a species is genetically designed to seek out and eat meat.
It used to be something that took a great deal of energy to get and was a once in a while treat. I know many people who have to have meat with every single meal including breakfast. That's not good for them or the planet but we've evolved into a race where too many only eat potatoes and meat.

TheDeuce

5,546 posts

21 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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Kraken said:
It used to be something that took a great deal of energy to get and was a once in a while treat. I know many people who have to have meat with every single meal including breakfast. That's not good for them or the planet but we've evolved into a race where too many only eat potatoes and meat.
Quite. The French eat meat and carbs at least twice a day. They cook with endless oil, butter and cream. They break every rule that our wise UK dieticians support.

We must simply ignore the fact that they also live longer - in spite of getting it all wrong. And then we have the Mediterranean's... People that eat delicious highly seasoned food and prefer red meat (albeit with plenty of fish too) and live even longer.

I suspect that technically the perfect diet might yield a little extra life expectancy. But I also suspect that not worrying too much about day to day things such as what you eat will reduce stress and give an even bigger boost to life expectancy.

I think in Lewis's case his love of the vegan lifestyle is probably because it is less intrusive on your day to day life than eating richer stuff... Also he's a public icon and of course is smart enough to tow the popular line.

vdn

7,488 posts

158 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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TheDeuce said:
Quite. The French eat meat and carbs at least twice a day. They cook with endless oil, butter and cream. They break every rule that our wise UK dieticians support.

We must simply ignore the fact that they also live longer - in spite of getting it all wrong. And then we have the Mediterranean's... People that eat delicious highly seasoned food and prefer red meat (albeit with plenty of fish too) and live even longer.

I suspect that technically the perfect diet might yield a little extra life expectancy. But I also suspect that not worrying too much about day to day things such as what you eat will reduce stress and give an even bigger boost to life expectancy.

I think in Lewis's case his love of the vegan lifestyle is probably because it is less intrusive on your day to day life than eating richer stuff... Also he's a public icon and of course is smart enough to tow the popular line.
Seems odd to suggest that he, or any athlete, would go vegan to ‘toe’ any popular line. I think that’s back to front.

vdn

7,488 posts

158 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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MPC09 said:
I've never understood this concept: if you're a veggie/vegan (or whatever else you might be) why would you try and copy and emulate the very thing you're avoiding? The old dear is a veggie and she's quite content avoiding all products like veggie sausages/burgers and all of the other pseudo crap that people feel the need to market. Strange bunch.
Some people like the taste of meat but don’t like the impact of farming or the ethical issues... so you get burgers that taste and smell meat. But equally, you get vege’ and vegan burgers / or the like, that don’t smell or taste like meat; it’s purely the form factor that’s being referenced. Not particularly hard to understand, I don’t think.