Newton said he likes to challenge himself while he’s working out in the offseason. In March he decided to eliminate meat from his diet and became a pescatarian.
"It’s gonna be kind of weird not eating the ham, the turkey, the chicken or what have you," Newton said. "So it’s kind of challenging my parents and grandmother to think outside the box and incorporate fish into the meal."
A pescetarian diet excludes land animals and birds, but includes fish, mollusks, and crustaceans in addition to fruits, vegetables, plants, legumes, nuts, and grains. Eggs and dairy may or may not be present in the pescetarian’s diet.
Newton summed up his diet pretty well:
"If it’s in the sea, pretty much it will be on my plate," he said.
Newton also said that being a pro football player makes sticking to the diet even harder.
"It’s been challenging at times," he said. "Especially being around the locker room where you get guys eating hot wings, nachos, hot dogs, and hamburgers all the time.
"Ever since I gave up the meat, I think it was March, I liked the way I was feeling and I just stuck with it ever since."
Someone asked him if he enjoyed any special seafood while he was in Miami for last weekend’s game.