The hottest new celebrity diet? Veganism. Check out which celebs turn to a vegan diet plan to stay in top shape.
Celebrity Diets: Fit Celebs Following a Vegan Diet Plan
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Once a misunderstood diet, veganism continues to move more and more into the mainstream — it's even taken Hollywood by storm. Reasons for going vegan are probably more varied than you think: for some it's a sensitivity to meat and dairy products, while others cite animal cruelty or a strong dissatisfaction with factory farming. One thing most vegans can agree upon is that both their health and the planet's have improved since making the switch. Keep reading to find out which female celebs have gone vegan and why.
Celebrity Vegan: Natalie Portman
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Natalie Portman was so impassioned about being vegan that she took to the Huffington Post to explain why she made the shift from a "twenty-year vegetarian to a vegan activist." For her, it was reading Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals, which sheds light on how animals that make it to our plate are raised, killed, and processed.
Celebrity Vegan: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
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Celebrity Vegan: Emily Deschanel
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Celebrity Vegan: Alicia Silverstone
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Alicia is one of the most well-known and outspoken vegans of the bunch. Her book, The Kind Diet, illustrates the benefits of going vegan while also providing some solid vegan recipes to test out. A longtime animal rights activist, Alicia Silverstone also says that becoming vegan can do wonders for your health.
Celebrity Vegan: Olivia Wilde
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Celebrity Vegan: Lea Michelle
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Celebrity Vegan: Ginnifer Goodwin
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Ginnifer Goodwin turned to a vegan diet after learning the drawbacks of eating factory-farmed meat. She's since turned two of her four parents vegan, and did so by showing how easy and enjoyable going vegan can be. Ginnifer says that being vegan makes food more enjoyable since "your taste buds will awake, and you can eat more without gaining weight!" Sounds like a win to us!
Celebrity Vegan: Alanis Morisette
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The unhealthy feeling Alanis had from gaining weight and eating processed food motivated her to make a major change, and Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live gave her the tools to do it. Two years ago she went vegan; since then she's lost 20 pounds and participated in several long-distance runs, which include the NYC marathon.