carrie underwood
by Ali Berman
Categories: Eats, Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Vegan
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After seeing a friend looking fabulous on a vegan diet, Carrie Underwood said to herself, “What’s holding me back?”

Turns out, not much. After spending years as a devoted vegetarian, the country star is now 95% vegan.

She told Self Magazine about her dietary choices, “My veganism is based on a concern about where my food is coming from. In my perfect world, I’d have webcams wherever food is processed so I’d know how clean it is.”

While the singer has sworn off animal flesh forever, she would still consider adding eggs and dairy back in if she raised the animals herself. She said, “I’ll never eat meat again, because I look and feel better without it, but if I could raise my own cows and chickens and produce my own eggs and cheese, it would be awesome! The food would taste better, because the animals would be happy!”

Perhaps Underwood would drink milk if she had her own cows, but maybe after seeing the calf being born, she’d have a change of heart and let the little guy drink the milk instead of taking it for herself. After all, it is meant for baby cows, right?

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 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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