Celebrities Who Have Gone Vegan to Lose Weight

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Ten years ago, a Vegan diet may have been considered bizarre. Today, there are more and more people embracing the no-animal-product diet, most notably celebrities. Stars of all sorts, from rock stars to movie stars to big-name politicians, are going vegan, and the newest members of the club are Jay-Z and Beyonce. Last December 3, a before his 44th birthday, Jay-Z embarked on a 22-day challenge to go completely vegan. This all began a few months back when his friend who was going vegan challenged him to embrace a “plant-based breakfast” in order to lose weight. It was surprisingly easier than he ever thought.” His good friend is actually Marc Borges, who developed the 22-Day nutrition program, which aims for optimum wellness through conscious nutrition.

Portia de Rossi, Natalie Portman, Oprah Winfrey, and Ellen DeGeneres are just a few of the female stars aside from Beyonce who are maintaining their vegan meals not just to lose weight, but to maintain their curvy figures due to their regular camera appearances. Former US President Bill Clinton and Betty White also discovered the vegan due to its heavy nutrient factors that can stop premature aging. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has also embraced the benefits of the vegan because of his continuous weight gain as age is finally catching up with the boxer. The vegan diet is the practice of abstaining from eating animal products, particularly in diet, since meat is the prime catalyst for weight gain, as compared to vegetables which can greatly aid lose weight.

Dietary vegans, or strict vegetarians, refrain from consuming not only animal products like meat but, also eggs, dairy products, and other animal-derived substances. The term ethical vegan is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet, but extend the vegan philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals or animal products especially for dietary consumption. Another term used is environmental veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the harvesting or industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.


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