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Bishop Eddie Long of Atlanta’s New Birth megachurch, hasn’t been heard from much since the sexual allegations that rocked his ministry some years back. But as he was never charged or tried, the allegations of misconduct faded away. Apparently, that’s given Bishop Long a new lease on life. He told his congregation that his recent weight loss is because of a new diet and the elimination of a ‘slave menu.’

The reports:

Bishop Eddie Long has dropped a significant amount of weight and he’s showing off a lean new look. The megachurch pastor credits it all to his new raw/vegan diet and he urges his followers to jump on the bandwagon.

He looks…interesting.

In a Facebook video, Bishop Long (who is seen working out on some exercise equipment) explains how he achieved his brand new trimmed bod and said he’s in much better health. He said folks had been hitting him up asking him “What’s going on?,” so he decided to reveal how he got it.

He said he told his congregation he was on a mission to live past 100-years-old. And the way he plans on doing it, it by leaving the old “slave menu” behind.

“I wasn’t going to get [to 100-years-old] by stopping by Popeye’s. That was my weakness,” he said. “The biscuits with honey and chicken wangs, spicy.”

We should have known he was a 2 piece spicy type of dude.

Bishop Long no longer eats fast food. He’s on a raw vegetable diet and he’s urging his followers to get rid of the “slave menu” to achieve better health. He credit his raw vegan diet for the weight loss and said that his blood pressure is now at a healthy number and no longer has to take medication to keep his blood pressure under control.

“I’m on the medicine that God gave you to feed your immune system to build you up. You know what, if you really want to move through this world and have influence you gotta be spiritual and you have to walk by His commandments and you have to be healthy.”

He also noted he’s doing a (free) webinar on how to eat healthy and to live long. He ended the clip saying, “The muscles are coming back baby!”

PHOTO: Eddie Long Twitter

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