Sunday, 18 January 2015

A New Lifestyle Change & 5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan.

I've always been a bit fussy when it comes to meat, I don't eat much red meat and for a few months I've been considering becoming Vegan. I have a few Vegan friends on my personal Facebook account and I've been horrified with some of the things that have been mentioned. Which made me decide to look in to my life and how cruelty free the products we use are. I was disgusted with some the research I found out, which gave me the idea of trying to go as cruelty free as much as I possibly can. 

After my research I didn't realize how hard and complicated gong Vegan is. Companies changing ingredients all the time, sister companies and the misuse of wording. It's a total headache!  

I thought I would start with my beauty products and cleaning items and go from that. I was very surprised to see quite a few of my brands I use are cruelty free. From Tesco's own brand, Nails Inc, Baylis & Harding & Montagne Jeunesse. 

So little steps in to cruelty free lifestyle. 

5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan! 

Our favourite celebs are often coming up with new and interesting ways to improve their looks, their lifestyles and even their spiritual health. From faddy diets to devotion to Scientology, the celebrity world is full of fascinating trends, some that are no more than a flash in the pan, and others that last a lifetime. However, there is one trend on the A list radar which seems to be picking up the pace, and that’s veganism.

Being vegan takes healthy, ethical living to a whole new level. As well as refusing to eat anything that comes from the animal world, vegans also forgo anything made from animals too. This means they avoid leather, wool, honey and milk and even get into organic skin care and planet friendly cleaning products too. We applaud these icons who have overhauled their lifestyle of consumption and opted for a more eco-friendly choice. Here are a few who have gone greener to better themselves.

Natalie Portman

Although a long time vegetarian, Natalie took the plunge and went vegan after reading the famous book by Jonathan Safran, ‘Eating Animals’. She reportedly had to revert to vegetarianism during her pregnancy, as she said her body was craving eggs and cheese, but quickly re-established herself as a devout vegan after her baby was born. She was quoted in the Huffington Post as saying.
Perhaps others disagree with me that animals have personalities, but the highly documented torture of animals is unacceptable, and the human cost Foer describes in his book, of which I was previously unaware, is universally compelling.

Tobey Maguire

Great Gatsby actor and former Spiderman, Tobey Maguire, revealed in an interview with Parade Magazine that he became a vegetarian in 1992 and switched to an entirely vegan diet in 2009. He said.
It's never really been that hard for me. I've never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all.”

Apparently, while filming for the Great Gatsby in Australia, the star turned down the complementary Mercedes which was offered for his enjoyment while in residence, because the car featured leather seats. Now that’s commitment!

Ellen DeGeneres

Loved talk show host and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres, has been a strict vegan since 2008. Similar to Portman, she made the switch after reading several books on diet and animal welfare. In an interview, she said.
“I do it because I love animalsI saw the reality and I just couldn't ignore it anymore.

She, along with wife Portia de Rossi, has been long time campaigner for veganism, and she even has her own vegan blog. The couple are rumoured to be planning to open their own vegan restaurant at some time in the future, although dates and locations are not yet known.

Alicia Silverstone

Known best for her leading role in the ‘Clueless’ films, off screen Silverstone was battling with asthma, acne and regular constipation. Three years after filming the hit, at the age of just 21, she switched to a wholly vegan diet, giving up her ‘steak and donut’ lifestyle for a healthy, organic alternative. She told Oprah that now she has bags of energy, sleeps well and never has to worry about her weight. She said.
I used to have all those white marks on my nails and they were very brittle, and now they're so strong I cannot bend themMy eyes got really white, and I feel like I look less puffy

Russell Brand

Another long time vegetarian, since the age of 14 actually, Russell Brand took the leap to veganism after watching the documentary ‘Forks Over Knives’. Voted the “Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity” in 2011 by PETA, Brand decided to take his diet in an even greener direction after being inspiredby the stories in the reality film. 
The star announced his new diet to the world, with a tweet that simply read.
I’m now vegan, goodbye eggs, hello Ellen.”

This brief list of vegan celebrities barely scratches the surface of the long, long list of plant loving A-listers in the world today. From Mike Tyson to Joanna Lumley, Ben Stiller to Leona Lewis, there are more vegans out there than you can shake an organic stick at. It just goes to show that if you’re committed to doing the right thing for your body and the planet, you can.

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