Lewis Hamilton's diet

Lewis Hamilton is arguably the best F1 driver in the history of F1. In his career he has amassed an incredible number of “firsts” that no other driver has managed to achieve. These include the following racing achievements.

  • Number of races entered (328)
  • Record for the most race wins (103)
  • Record for the most pole positions (103)
  • Records For the Most podiums Achieved (182)
  • The highest number of racing points ever achieved (4,099)
  • Joint leader in the most world drivers’ championships (7) in F1 history.
  • Race wins as % of races entered 31.4%

In 2017 he converted from a conventional balanced meat-based diet to becoming fully vegan. Despite medical advice to the contrary stressing that a vegan diet would not provide enough proteins to keep up with the physical demands of F1 racing, he switched. He has seen no adverse affected and didn’t lose any muscle-mass,

He claims that he has not suffered physically, and certainly his achievements have proven that he has not been compromised. The positive effected of his diet has been seen in improved sleep patterns, a reduction in allergies and on a generally increased health – He says he has never felt better.

Lewis Hamilton Diet – What is the Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian?

The difference between pure Vegans and vegetarians is that a Vegan will not consume any animal-based products. Thes include any products from meat, fish, and dairy making it a purely a plant-based diet.

The motivation for Lewis’s move to a vegan diet is more related to the moral position related to the farming of animals instead of health implications.

The primary three reasons for motivating Lewis to become Vegan are listed below.

  • The amount of pollution resulting from cow-rearing.
  • The cruelty to animals being farmed.
  • Hamilton family has a history of heart disease and cancer.

“The cruelty is horrible, and I don’t necessarily want to support that, and I want to live a healthier life,” he told the BBC.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton Diet – His Favorite Recipes

Lewis Hamiton’s diet is very high in protein, He includes a lot of vegetables including lentils, nuts and salads. His diet includes a little bit of sugar, but never to excess.

For more protein he includes other plant-based sources like tofu, tempeh, beans, and lentils. To ensure that his vitamin intake is sufficient he takes supplements that include.

  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Omega-3 fatty acids.

It is also important to stay hydrated and, in this regard, he ensures that he drinks sufficient water during the day.

To ensure that his testosterone levels are not compromised he ensures that hetakes in a lot of healthy fat.

A typical daily meal plan may include the following.

Lewis Hamilton Diet – Breakfast

For breakfast Lewis will treat himself to an oat’s porridge or avocado on toast. Before becoming vegan he may have included an egg with the toast.

One thing Lewis still enjoys is a pancake. “I love vegan pancakes,” he once said.

“I love vegan pancakes,”

Lewis Hamilton

He has said that in his summer or winter holiday, without fail he will have a “stack of pancakes” when he arrives in the morning.

His Lunch

For lunch Lewis will typically have a salad which will include lots of avocado for healthy fats and lots of vegetables.

He may drink a smoothy.

Lewis eats fruits, nuts, and seeds throughout the day to stay invigorated.

Lewis Hamilton Diet - Hummus

He also said that his favorite snack is Hummus.

His Evening Meal

One of Lewis’s favorite meals is a plant-based curry. The curries include a lot of fat; however, it is needed for Hamilton to make up for any losses caused by a plant-based diet.

Apart from curries, Hamilton again likes salads and is a fan of Middle Eastern food.

Lewis Hamilton’s Exercise Program

Lewis Hamilton shirtless

To complement his diet, Lewis has an extensive exercise program that he concentrates on.

  • He enjoys doing weights but ensures that he does not overdo it.
  • He really enjoys high intensity circuits especially HIIT (High Intensity Intervals) which may include jump squats, long sprinters and high knees.
  • The speed he does these, and the number of repetitions optimize the results.
  • He loves to run and does it always and everywhere. He believes a healthy cardiovascular system is essential.
  • When he is driving in a qualifying session, his heartrate rises to 190 per minute and during a race it will stay consistently at 160/170 beats per minute for 2 hours. 
  • Running helps. When he runs, he includes at least one session of sprints in each workout. These consist of 2 minutes of sprints and 1 minute of recovery repeated for 5 series. 
  • Finally, he adds a lot of stretching and yoga.

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By Jonny Noble

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jonny Noble I’m a dedicated F1 Writer – and I’ve Been One for Over Four Decades, I’ve been intimately immersed in the world of Formula One for more than 44 years. That’s longer than most professional commentators can boast! As an independent writer, I offer a unique perspective on the entire F1 landscape, free from biases that might cloud the discussion. We dive deep into the exhilarating, frustrating, and captivating facets of the F1 universe. So, regardless of my amateur status, one thing is undeniable: four decades of dedicated F1 fandom have forged strong opinions worth exploring!