Boris Johnson says his New Year resolution is to ‘lose weight’ but he can’t become vegan because it is a ‘crime against cheese lovers’
- Boris Johnson has revealed his New Year resolution is to lose some weight
- The PM said he had considered becoming vegan to help with his slimming
- But the diet needed too much ‘concentration’ and was a ‘crime against cheese’
Boris Johnson (pictured out for a run in 2018) today said his New Year resolution is to ‘lose weight’
Boris Johnson today said his New Year resolution is to ‘lose weight’ – but revealed he has rejected the idea of becoming vegan.
The PM said he had ‘thought about’ giving up dairy products to aid his slimming, but it ‘requires so much concentration’.
He joked that the increasingly popular diet was a ‘crime against cheese lovers’.
Mr Johnson gave an insight into his plans during his first major TV interview since the Tory election victory.
He told BBC Breakfast ‘losing weight’ was one of his main personal aims for the coming months.
Asked by presenter Dan Walker whether going vegan was something he had considered, Mr Johnnson said: ‘I had thought of it, but it requires so much concentration. I take my hat off to vegans who can manage it…
‘You can’t eat cheese can you?
‘It’s a crime against cheese-lovers.’
Mr Johnson has worked hard to control his weight in the past, with claims girlfriend Carrie put him on a strict diet and exercise regime.
He was often seen out jogging before becoming PM – but the pressures of the job appear to have hampered his ability to get out and about.
During the election campaign he revealed he had given up drinking alcohol until Brexit is delivered.
Interviewed on BBC Breakfast, the PM said he had ‘thought about’ giving up dairy products to aid his slimming, but it ‘requires so much concentration’