Actor Denzel Washington has certainly done what is necessary to prepare for a role over the years, including following a particular workout routine or diet plan.The Oscar-winning actor revealed that he even once went vegan and also consumed a vegetarian diet from time to time. Although sometimes he eats chicken, the actor has improved his health by reducing the amount of animals he eats overall. The vegan diet was short-lived, as he recognized that eating more plant-based foods was the healthier choice for him. A vegetarian diet will allow eggs and dairy, but a vegan diet avoids all animal byproducts, including honey. Vegans also avoid all types of animals, including fish, poultry, and meat. Vegan and vegetarian diets both include plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, lentils, beans, brown rice, buckwheat, and quinoa. Good protein sources include seeds, nuts, and seed- and nut-based butters and flours.
His health advice
Denzel Washington’s Diet and Healthy Lifestyle When Denzel Washington is not eating a vegan diet, the actor’s diet is still very healthy. Washington has made a commitment to portion control, and his diet mainly contains low-carb and high-protein foods that help him maintain lean muscle mass and low-fat levels in his body. His main protein sources include fish, turkey, and chicken. When he does consume carbs, he favors foods like brown rice. Washington also cut out alcohol and anything else that would be harmful for his mind and body. Denzel Washington also has an intense daily workout plan which often includes boxing, lifting handheld weights and some cardio training.
His rules for fitness
Denzel’s rules for fitness are very simple. This is what he says:
“I made a commitment to myself that I would completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together”
- Some lessons you have to learn at first-hand. You’re trying to figure out how to be an adult, and part of that is rebellion. Common sense and experience saved me. You burn your hands and you realise, OK that fire really is hot like my mother said. Some people don’t learn; others don’t get the opportunity.
- We try to instil the positive influences we got from our parents: in our case, church, school, humility, volunteering, the importance of helping others. I have four children: the eldest is a professional footballer; Katia, my eldest daughter, has just graduated from Yale law school. They’ve all gone to college.
- I think children are born good. But a child doesn’t know right from wrong, so moral instruction is important. I remember my eldest boy saying “Dad, I always thought you were so strict – now I appreciate it.” Free will can be a double-edged sword. By the age of 21, my son could see that.
- My children are good people. They are not perfect but they are generous and humble and kind. My wife did that. There is no secret to the perfect marriage. I have been married 27 years to Pauletta. Everybody has their ups and downs; we’ve had ours. It’s hard work, you know. But we made a commitment. A spiritual foundation helps everything – marriage, work, peace of mind.