Hulk Hogan talks quitting booze and losing 40 pounds. After her body ‘closed on me’

WWE legend opened up about prioritizing his health after 26 surgeries in 10 years in latest ‘Gym & Fridge’ video for ‘Men’s Health’

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Hulk Hogan has a healthy new mindset since his official retirement in 2012.

In the last men’s health “Gym & Fridge” video, the 69-year-old WWE legend opened up about not drinking, thinking back to his old wrestling days when he consumed a pre-match meal of “three Millers Lites and two Tylenols” and a post – an assorted meal of “probably 12 Miller Lites”.

“I don’t drink alcohol at all,” he told the outlet, noting that it’s now been six months since his last booze.

“It must have been a way to numb myself a bit, because I had a bunch of crazy work issues and personal stuff going on,” he explained. “And I caught myself after training, getting too aggressive with alcohol. So I just had to stop it.

Today, Hogan limits himself to water and eating organic food. He admitted he was never ‘educated in the quality of food’ when he was younger, so he is now learning what is best to maintain it.

Preparing for his 70th birthday, he also promises to stick to the gym and get slimmer. With the lifestyle changes, Hogan said he’s already lost 40 pounds. and counting – a milestone after the struggle took its toll on his body.

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“About 15 years ago, my body shut down a bit. I had several knee surgeries, and then after struggling for almost 40 years, my body closed in on me,” he said. he said, “I had back surgery and it turned into 10 back surgeries. Both knees had to be replaced. Both hips have been replaced. Some surgeries on my face from rupturing my eye socket a few times. And it ended up being 25 or 26 surgeries, or a few more, over a 10 or 12 year period.

“So that changed the game for me. It made everything different for me,” Hogan explained. “And I completely changed my lifestyle because at the time I was in so much pain and getting older and older that I couldn’t carry that much weight. When you’re sedentary and you don’t struggle don’t or move every night it’s easy to gain weight so I decided to lose the weight and come down to around 265. In fact the last time I weighed 265 was in ninth year.

Since prioritizing his health, Hogan said he is doing much better, eating healthy and working out regularly.

“I feel good, you know,” he told the outlet. “Without all the other extra stuff, you actually feel alive, because a little pain lets you know you’re alive.”

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