by MPD
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It’s official: Bob Harper has gone VEGAN!

The Biggest Loser trainer caught our attention last year when he went vegetarian after reading Skinny Bitch. As we started paying closer attention, we noticed Harper was lending his celebrity to animal causes, helping PCRM with their 21-Day Vegan challenge and even encouraging followers to put down the dairy. Funny, we thought, could Bob slowly be going veegs? The anwser: yes, yes and yes!

VegNews is reporting that just this week Bob announced he’s officially gone vegan. (Streamers drop, sirens yelp, crowds cheer.)

“I enjoy living a plant-based diet because it makes me feel clear headed and strong, not to mention my genetically high cholesterol dropped more than 100 points,” says Harper. “That was all the motivation I needed.”

We are, of course, over the moon that Bob has joined Team Vegan and is doing his part to help make the world a cleaner, kinder and more compassionate place. Keep up the excellent work, plant-powered friend!

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  • http://www.rrrina.com/ Rina Deych, RN

    Kudos to Bob Harper!

    Rina Deych, RN
    Vegan Nurse

  • Meg

    He may have given up dairy and eggs, but I’ve seen nothing to indicate that he’s actually gone vegan — which means avoiding ALL animal exploitation as much as possible. If he has, then why aren’t people talking about that?

    Veganism is NOT a diet. Why are people so scared to stand up for what veganism is *actually* about? Maybe it wouldn’t sell as many cookbooks if people learned that it wasn’t about losing weight, it was about not hurting others. Maybe some people think telling others that you don’t have to use and kill animals for clothing, entertainment, and wrinkle creams that don’t even work is too “radical”. Such a shame!

    • Toni

      Wow, get over it you pyscho. yes veganism isnt JUST about losing weight, it is more about the animals, but if people are going to go vegan based on health choices, then i am going to say FUCK YES. FUCK YES FOR YOU, FUCK YES FOR ME, FUCK YES FOR THE ANIMALS, FUCK YES FOR EVERYONE.

      No more animal suffering! Isnt that what we all want?

      So settle your ass DOWN and just be thankful that he will be influencing many others to go vegan.

      • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

        :-P

        you are so right, Toni.
        there are plenty of people that did choose for a vegan diet for heralth reasons and after that slowly became aware of the ethical aspect.

        as for me, i ditched the animal products because of the ethical aspect and after that slowly became aware that a vegan diet is also a very healthy diet ! ;-)

        guess it works both ways. :-)

    • sarah

      oh goodness! such a radical viewpoint. as vegans, we do the best we can. but it is not possible in our world to avoid ALL animal exploitation and/or animal products. it does start with a conscious choice to stop putting animal parts and animal secretions in your mouth. from there, it can take a broader perspective such as not wearing leather and not buying cosmetics and toiletries that are made from or tested on animals. when a person starts on the path by making the choice not to eat animals, i applaud them. welcome vegan bob harper!

      so meg, stop being so critical and learn to be more tolerant. everyone’s path is different and everyone is at a different point in the journey. it is attitudes like yours that give vegans a bad name.

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  • Toni

    He is so god damn sexy. Vegannnnsexy

  • Su

    Meg, I agree with you, but this isn’t Bob’s problem. His words were “living a plant-based diet” — not “vegan.” VegNews may have jumped the gun. And I’m fine if someone specifies they “eat a vegan diet” versus saying they ARE vegan, which indicates they are doing more than just eating ethically.

  • Suasoria

    Hmmm, I had a comment that didn’t get approved/posted? But to follow up, Meg, he has just signed on to be the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Walk for Farm Animals – so that’s a step in the right direction.

    • Chiari

      I am watching an interview with him right now that was done in the last couple days and he is still a vegan. He is making a vegan meal on rachel ray’s show…she should write a cookbook called “cruelty” bc she is obsessed with meat and dairy. Yuck.

  • allison

    Good for bob! If he can convince more people to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, or eat to reduce meat based meals, then it is a step in the right direction. As a whole food plant based (vegan?) eater, I think the more the better.I am not perfect either but I know I am making a difference. While I understand where megan is coming from, how else are you supposed to describe your diet is you do not eat meat, dairy, or eggs so that other people understand. If you claim you are a vegetarian, people push eggs and dairy products on you. Vegan seems to have several meanings. If you go “vegan” for health reasons, does it make a difference to the animals not eaten? Are you not allowed to obstained from animal products unless you are a hard core animal activist? Personally, I went vegan because I could not stand the thought of eating a animal, read skinny bitch and was enlightened on terrible farming practices, and for health reasons. I went from a very sick person in my early 20s to now being 28 and the picture of health. In my opinion, I don’t care why a person goes vegan or even if they just go vegetarian, or even if meat eaters eat vegetarian one night a week, it will make a difference.

  • Nancy

    Too bad the advertisers are more important than the trainers’ true beliefs in what is healthy..tonight Bob’s “Trainer Tip” was to eat yogurt. So sad that he can’t push what he really believes in.