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Bring On The Krispy Kremes And Five Guys! Phil Mickelson Abandons Vegetarian Diet

For all I know, a person on a strict vegetarian diet are allowed to engorge themselves upon Krispy Kreme doughnuts – I spend as much time contemplating the vagaries of vegetarianism as I do when someone asks me if I want extra bacon my double bacon cheeseburger – but I am not going out on a limb to assume that FIGJAM himself, Phil Mickelson, will soon be feasting upon the meaty goodness of Five Guys burgers now that he has abandoned the vegetarian diet he was on to treat his psoriatic arthritis. Of course, Mickelson is (or was) co-owner of several Five Guys franchises in California, so I imagine he will be the recipient of a hefty discount as he attempts to make up for lost time of devouring ground beef deliciousness. Not that he needs the discount, but at the same time, Phil’s insatiable lust for red meat is probably at obscene levels right now.

Via Reuters:

“I was a strict vegetarian for five months, and that went okay but ultimately, it was doomed to fail,” he told a news conference on Wednesday. “I learned a lot from that as far as eating habits and diet and so I’ve implemented a lot of the things from that.

“I continue to eat a lot more vegetables than I have in the past and I’m trying to have a better balance now than instead of all protein.”

Yeah, doomed to fail. He’s got that right. I don’t have the first clue how someone can develop the willpower to deny themselves meat, so while Phil should be proud that he held out so long, it’s nice to have him back in the carnivorous fold.

Phil Mickelson abandons vegetarian diet used to fight arthritis [Reuters]