Comedian Sheryl Underwood is following in the footsteps of an ever-growing line of celebrities who are adopting a vegan lifestyle. She says that she doesn’t want to do it to be part of the “in” crowd, she wants to do it for herself. She wants to lower her blood pressure and be able to give her metabolism a kickstart without taking pills or going to extreme measures. Although, as an avid bacon lover, switching to a vegan lifestyle would be pretty extreme.
When you go vegan you have to cut all meat, all dairy, and pretty much anything that could possibly come from an animal. Underwood has been preparing for the switch for over a month by switching out foods such as butter for olive oil. She has also been cutting down on her meat consumption and eating less foods that are processed. Steve Harvey has been a source of encouragement for her. Her inspiration to get started with this lifestyle change was Sarah Gilbert who had written a book about switching to veganism.
Many find it tough to switch to being a vegan especially if they have eaten meat their entire lives. It is even harder when you cannot have anything that is an animal by-product either which means no eggs, no milk, and no cheese. Everything has to be carefully inspected before consumption because sometimes meat products are hidden in the products. Beyoncé recently stated that she was going to be doing a 22 day vegan challenge to help her get back into shape after the birth of her daughter. It seems that this lifestyle is becoming a trend among celebrities. Underwood says that while she is serious about making the change, she is not giving up alcohol!
Would you ever consider going vegan to improve your health?