Six-Time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and world-renowned poker pro Daniel Negreanu has been a longtime advocate of the vegan diet and the health benefits that come from no longer consuming meat products.
The GGPoker Ambassador took to Twitter late last week to show his recent body transformation. He tweeted July 3 that after he returned from WSOP Europe last fall, he weighed 176 pounds. In the nine months since the series, he lost nearly 40 pounds and is weighing in at just shy of 139 pounds.
In the tweet, he attached five shirtless photos that highlight the weight loss. One was dated from November 2019 when he returned from Rozvadov and seem to be taken recently.
You can lean or bulk on a vegan diet. After Rozvadov I weighted 176 lbs and leaned down to 138.6
By next year my goal is to add lean muscle and bulk back up to about 160-165
Lots of ways to get there, just saying, being vegan won’t hinder you. pic.twitter.com/bfMnJWGhW7
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 3, 2020
Negreanu also tweeted that by next year, he wants to add about 20-25 pounds of muscle. World-class poker pro Olivier Busquet responded to the tweet saying that adding that amount of mass might be too ambitious.
Makes sense. Imo, adding 3-5 lbs of lean muscle would be a great/ difficult to achieve goal. Add a few lbs of water and some fat, I’d consider cutting your target in half. In my experience, I feel and look the best when im a bit slimmer & my body fat % is lowest – Id focus there
— Olivier Busquet (@olivierbusquet) July 4, 2020
Negreanu dominated last year’s WSOP and just narrowly missed out on taking down the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year title. He left Europe believing that he had won the title, but a few days later, it was revealed that a clerical error cost him the title. It went to Australian pro Robert Campbell.
Between Las Vegas and Rozvadov, Negreanu cashed 23 times for a combined $2.2 million during the 2019 series. He narrowly missed out on his seventh bracelet on two separate occasions with a runner-up finish in the $100,000 no-limit hold’em and the $10,000 seven card stud.