Shaquille O’Neal is Going Vegan!

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Retired basketball star, Shaquille O’Neal, has revealed he is switching to a vegan diet.

The NBA Hall of Famer opened up to Rip Michaels from Urban Eats & Treats in an interview where he spoke about his diet change and the Atlanta restaurant that inspired the switch.

According to Insider, O’Neal previously ate a high-protein, low-carb diet with lots of chicken and salmon. However, the Atlanta restaurant Slutty Vegan offers plant-based versions of his favorite meals allowing him to still indulge when he has cravings.


“I like cheeseburgers, right? But the way she cooks it, I can eat healthy, but still feel like I’m eating bad. So whenever I want to cheat, I come over here and cheat,” O’Neal said about the Atlanta vegan hotspot.

Shaq is in good company when it comes to other athletes who follow a plant-based diet. According to Insider, Venus Williams, Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, and Alex Morgan are all vegans.