Eva Longoria
by Ali Berman
Categories: Lifestyle, Vegan
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Photo: Flickr/ImagineCup

Eva Longoria flirted with veganism for a while, but it didn’t last. In a recent interview, when the actress was asked “What’s your biggest health regret,” she named veganism. Not because she doesn’t think veganism is wonderful, but simply because she wasn’t educated about what a vegan could eat.

Longoria said, “I love the philosophy behind veganism, but I went from one day eating chicken and meat to eating just salad. I didn’t know how to be a vegan. I didn’t know about soy or almond butter. I didn’t know that there are great breads. So I literally stuck to salads. And I think I passed out the first week.”

Perhaps now that Longoria knows about all of the delicious foods a vegan can eat, she can try again. Quick! Some wonderful vegan celeb take her on a dining tour of the best vegan restaurants in the country. Show Longoria, who obviously respects veganism, just how much good food there is out there. I mean, a nice salad is great, but a seitan piccata is way better.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AQW6P7VLQ4AJKVNZWBK73Z2OY4 mark F

    It is so easy for some people, such as yourself, to look down on others because they are not meeting your standard of Veganism. Anyone who converts to a plant-based diet is someone you should support and pursued to live better – unless you don’t have a heart for all the factory-farmed animals they they will eat because they are not encouraged to be vegan.

    You can always work on their fashion choices too, but don’t put yourself on a pedestal – I’m sure if I walked into your house I could find a plethora of things that are not plant-based. Really, give people a chance to embrace veganism.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AQW6P7VLQ4AJKVNZWBK73Z2OY4 mark F

    By the way, I didn’t mean to imply she should keep her furs of course… but really, try to be encouraging to people exploring veganism…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000515955492 Raven Hannah

    As if she couldn’t afford to hire a Nutritionist and / or Vegan Chef . . . give me a break. Do your homework Eva. What a lame excuse.

  • Billy

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dddux Davor Dux

    Not knowing what to eat as a vegan is what makes people fail at it. Before going vegan, or when you start being a vegan, better prepare some new cookbooks and read and learn, and read and learn. It’s a whole new world of food.

  • Doug

    Right, because meat eaters are the ones that lack compassion. Not those that abandon the animals so they can live out their lives on their own…