In addition to being a very talented actress and singer, Lea Michele is strongly committed to staying healthy and maintaining a vegan diet . . . or is she?
In an interview with Shape Magazine, Michele revealed her veganism fluctuates, “Well, I go back and forth between [being a vegan and not being a vegan]. I try lots of different things. I really feel that you need to kind of listen to your body and what your body is telling you to eat. So I was a vegan for about two years.”
For those looking to go animal-free in their eating habits, Michele offered the following tips, “Well, everything with being vegan and vegetarian is a really big commitment. You have to do what you feel is best and what you believe in and what your body is telling you that it needs. I really think everyone should do what’s best for them, and what’s best for me may not be best for someone else. But like I said, you just have to do what makes you feel good.”
Speaking of feeling good, the “Glee” star is in great shape, so how does she stay fit, especially with her busy schedule?
According to Michele, “Working out for me is something I do when I feel like it. But it’s really about feeling good and taking care of my body rather than having to fit into any sort of model or anything like that. I try to eat well, and everything I do is really just to make me feel my best so that I can come to my job or my personal life and just feel really good.”
She also touched on her favorite workouts, which are simple and fun, “I love hiking, going to the gym, doing some simple stuff. I love being outdoors, I love bike riding. Just stuff that’s fun!”
It’s no surprise that Michele chooses to go vegan every now and then, because she has a huge love for animals. For awhile now, she has spoken out against carriage horses in New York City and has even worked alongside PETA in her stance.
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