05 October 2010

Glee star Lea Michele credits vegan diet for keeping her slim

Glee star Lea Michele has been featured in an article for UsMagazine.com where she credits her animal free diet for keeping her slim. Changing her diet after reading the 2005 book Skinny Bitch, Michele's decision to become vegan was not an easy one.

"Coming from an Italian family, you can imagine (they) couldn't understand. But they respected my decision," she explained in the June issue of Women's Health.

Nowadays, the star is happy to speak out for animal rights and is working with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Michele says, "I'm so honored I get to work with PETA every single day. Being on a television show that has such wonderful fans as we do, the fact that I have the opportunity to speak out about the things I believe in and that maybe someone will listen, I feel, is the biggest honor."

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

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