Food network star James Bond star James Dyson says he’s making a conscious decision to eat less meat and milk in order to keep his health at a healthy level.
“I think if you’re going to eat meat and fat, you have to do it because it has to be good for you,” he told Radio 3.
“The more I eat it, the better it is for me.”
Mr Dyson, who is also an author and philanthropist, said he was looking to lose weight because he’s “in need of that energy”.
“I’m not going to be able to eat the kind of food that I used to eat because I have so many energy issues,” he said.
“So I’m going to start going to a plant-based diet and start making some lifestyle changes.”
Mr Bond said he and his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, are both vegans.
“Sarah and I have a vegetarian couple that we love and we’ve been vegetarian for years,” he added.
“But we also want to eat a plant based diet because we are not going for a vegan diet, we’re vegan.”
Dyson, 43, said people should be able choose how much they ate, but he wants to “change their minds” and not think that they must be “a vegetarian” to eat vegan.
“If I were to choose to not eat meat, I would never think I was a vegetarian, I think it would be an act of ignorance,” he explained.
“It would be a lie, so to speak.
I have always been vegan and I’ve always been a vegan, so why change my mind?”
Mr Bond and his partner, Sarah Jessica, have been friends for almost 30 years.
In his book The Vegetarian Solution, he explains that he was initially against animal agriculture when he was growing up and he now feels that it is time for change.
“When you’re young, you can think that you’re against animals,” he wrote.
“Now, I feel like it’s time for us to change.”
Mr Parker also weighed in on the debate, tweeting: “James Dyson: if you eat more meat you will live longer.
This is just plain wrong.”
The vegetarian Mr Dyson is now a vegan.