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Kevin Hart has discussed how his predominantly plant-based diet is helping him reach his fitness goals.

The comedian made the comments during his recent appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, during which he revealed he wants to reach 8.5 percent body fat by his upcoming 41st birthday on July 6.

‘Not a foodie’

Hart said: “For me, the body fat means that I’ve just been super focused. I eat. I don’t want people to think I don’t eat. I’m not a foodie though, so it doesn’t really count, but I’m not on some strict, crazy diet.”

He revealed he doesn’t eat red meat, fish, or any seafood. He described himself as a ‘plant-based eater’, but said he eats chicken ‘every once in a while’.

Hart added that this is something ‘people don’t understand’, saying: “Just because you make the decision to go and try plant-based, doesn’t mean you have to [get engulfed] in that world.” 

He recommends that people ‘learn it, understand it, and see if there are benefits that work for you’, and said that once he learned there was protein in foods that weren’t meat, he no longer felt the need to eat red meat – and enjoyed plant-based options like the Beyond Burger instead.

Beyond Meat

Hart, who is an ambassador for Beyond Meat, recently announced he was taking part in its Feed A Million+ pledge.

The plant-based tech company launched its pledge in a bid to ‘give back by providing access to good, nourishing meals at no cost’ during the coronavirus outbreak. Frontline workers, food banks, and other organizations will be the beneficiaries of the free food.

Hart shared the news on Instagram, posting a video of himself saying: “I want to give a shout-out to my partners in crime over there at Beyond Meat. You guys are unbelievable, feeding over a million people right now through these crazy times is a must. I love the fact that you’ve stepped up and I want to do my part as your partner, I want to step-up as well.”