If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me this summer if I've seen the Netflix documentary What The Health, well, I'd be approximately 35 cents richer. (Someone should really adjust that adage for inflation.)
Johnson and his wife, Meaghan, moved to a plant-based diet after binging on What the Health and Forks Over Knives, another Netflix documentary. Johnson is part of a growing trend of professional athletes who are cutting back on or entirely removing meat from their diets.
"It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be," Johnson said, per ESPN.com. "I thought it would definitely be hard just because, as Americans, we're taught to eat a whole bunch of meat. It's not even just eating meat, it's the portions. What I've learned is that we're taught eating like 24 ounces of steak is a manly thing, when really you're only supposed to eat 8 to 10 as a portion."