Simon Hill on Why You Should Consider Moving to a Plant-Based Diet | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Simon Hill on Why You Should Consider Moving to a Plant-Based Diet


According to Simon Hill, the evidence in favour of a plant-based diet is becoming more and more overwhelming. And he should know – as a nutritionist and host of the hugely popular podcast Plant Proof, Hill has been delving deep into the science behind plant-based eating for the best part of the last decade. Not only does it benefit your physical health, but the health of the planet, too. A win win, if ever we’ve seen one.

However, this isn’t to say making the switch is an easy decision to make. Ditching the meat in favour of a diet consisting primarily of plants – not only fruit and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes and beans can be a challenge, and even put your body under stress as you get accustomed to the new foods on your plate. This is why we decided to get Hill to join us for this week’s episode of ‘Ask Men’s Health’, to help guide us through what moving toward a plant-based lifestyle will look like and how we can get the most out of it. For those of us concerned with how living meat-free will affect the #gainz, Hill discusses the best sources of plant-based protein and how he maintains his calorie and protein intake throughout the day. 

Hill’s debut book The Proof is in the Plants is out this week and offers an excellent balance of evidence-based logic and practical life advice. If you’re tempted to join Hill, and the many thousands of Aussies embracing plant-based eating each year, it’s worth picking up a copy. (That is, after you’ve listened to the podcast of course.)  

By Christopher Riley

Christopher Riley is the editorial director of Men’s Health and Women’s Health, and the editor-in-chief of Esquire Australia. Formerly deputy editor of GQ, Riley published his first book in 2022, with Penguin Random House.

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