WRITTEN BY TOMMY ON SEPTEMBER – 22 – 2012
These celebrities have switched to the vegan way of life and proven it is the best way to stay healthy as well.
1. Carrie Underwood
This summer, Self magazine evaluated Carrie Underwood’s diet and gave the singer an A+ for her menu choices. Underwood, who is “95 percent” vegan, is one of many celebrities who opt to go meatless in order to stay thin and healthy.
2. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway was forced to adopt a strict diet in order to squeeze herself into the skintight catsuit for “The Dark Knight Rises.” The vegetarian star went almost 100 percent vegan to stay fit. “By the time the movie finished, I decided to give veganism a try. You can’t go hog-wild as a vegan. You can eat a lot of pasta and have a few vegan pastries.”
3. Natalie Portman
4. Hayden Panettiere
5. Olivia Wilde
6. Kristen Bell
7. Lea Michele
8. Naomi Watts
9. Alyssa Milano
10. Alicia Silverstone
Natalie Portman served only vegan dishes at her summer wedding, and Alicia Silverstone has posed naked for the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She says on the group’s website, “I feel physically and spiritually better than I could have ever imagined knowing that I am doing everything I can to reduce animal suffering with simple lifestyle choices.”
Actress Fran Drescher has shed 15 pounds after committing to a vegan and gluten-free diet.
“The Nanny” star ignored doctors’ advice to take new medications in a bid to solve her flagging energy level problems, and instead changed her diet.
She launched a health overhaul, cutting out alcohol, animal products and items containing gluten from her diet – and it did wonders for her body.
Showing off her new look on TV host Wendy Williams’ show on Thursday, she said, “It was tough going, I wasn’t able to knock off that kind of weight in years. I just decided that I wasn’t feeling well… and I went to a bunch of doctors, and everybody had different prescriptions for all my symptoms and I just decided, ‘No more, I’m gonna do alternative. I’m gonna to switch up my act, eat differently, clean up my act.’
“And so I cut out alcohol… so that went, and I became gluten-free and vegan.”
And Drescher reveals she has even noticed a difference in her complexion: “I am getting a lot of compliments on my skin and how good I look and I really think it has to do with the no drinking. It (alcohol) dries your skin out a lot.”
Drescher certainly isn’t the only celebrity to adopt a vegan diet. Check out the gallery below to see other big name vegans and vegetarians.
Singer/songwriter Carrie Underwood recently became a vegan after years of vegetarianism. (Rick Diamond / Getty Images)