If you follow celebrities’ choices when it comes to weight loss and diets, you might want to consider going vegan or vegetarian. That’s the message from Peta2, which named Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley and pop princess Ariana Grande as the sexiest vegetarians of 2014.
The organization held a contest to determine the winners. Ariana earned props for her plant-based diet, combined with working to protect animals. Grande has shared videos from PETA and shared multiple photos of her dogs, all rescues.
Also a vegan for about 15 years, as well as a CrossFit athlete, Hurley frequently uses social media to promote his platform of helping animals. His Twitter description sums up his priorities.
“vegan straight edge/anarchist”
PETA2 is a youth animal rights group. They promote a vegan lifestyle with various campaigns. In addition to the Sexiest Vegetarian contest, they also recently named voters’ Favorite Vegan-Friendly Colleges for 2014, which were the University of Florida and Bates College.
Both Andy and Ariana have discussed their reasons for choosing plant-based diets. As the Inquisitr reported, Grande is candid about her deep devotion to animal rights and protecting pets.
“I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-round happier person.”
With her dance-packed performances, Ariana emphasizes that her vegan diet keeps her energized. She recently appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, shown below.
Addressing those who think that following a vegan diet makes it difficult to stay healthy, Hurley challenged that belief in Thrive.
“My fan base has often asked what a healthy vegan diet looks like. I think there is a misconception that it is really difficult to be vegan and be healthy. I follow a diet that is an even mix of proteins, fats and carbs. People seem to skew one way or another, avoiding carbs or fats… but it’s all important and I think it’s easiest to just make sure you’re about even on your intake of all three.”
Andy avoids hunger by eating five to six meals daily, emphasizing the balance of protein to fats to carbohydrates by including plant-based protein choices in his menu. He also notes that he’s careful to restore his energy after working out.
“I usually work out shortly after breakfast, so my second meal will be a Vega protein shake after my workout with spinach, Vega omega oil and peanut butter in some almond or soy milk. In a pinch, I just use a tumbler with water and powder only.”
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