Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard credit "Forks Over Knives" with their new vegan diet.
by Michael dEstries
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Congratulations to expecting parents Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell! A source close to the newly-vegan couple revealed the news to People, saying they’re both naturally excited and can’t wait to become parents.

“Kristen had a little bit of morning sickness early on but she just started shooting the second season of House of Lies and is feeling great now,” the source added.

Both Bell and Shepard went vegan earlier this summer after watching the documentary “Forks Over Knives.”

“The first month or so I really missed cheese,” Bell told Shape. “But then I discovered Daiya, which melts just like regular cheese. It certainly doesn’t taste exactly like real cheese, but it’s really, really good. When I order vegan pizza now, I am glad that the Daiya is so yummy but lacks that heavy feeling a lot of cheeses can give you. And honestly, there are so many good substitutes available now that I really don’t miss anything!”

Said Shepard: “It’s nothing like the pill in The Matrix but damn good, like 15 percent across the board in every respect. I sleep 15 percent better. My allergies are at least 15 percent better. I have fewer body aches. My skin looks better. I’m never starving, and I never need to ride the couch feeling completely full and disgusting.”

We have no idea if Bell will keep her vegan diet throughout her pregnancy (and being so new to the scene, I wouldn’t be surprised if she pauses like some other celebs), but we do have some helpful tips and advice for anyone considering a plant-based pregnancy.

Good luck to them both!

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Mystic Vegan

    I’m glad she’s enjoying the vast variety of delicious food & feeling healthier. And I’m sure the animals appreciate her switch to a more compassionate way of living as well.

    I went Vegan in high school. Best decision I ever made. I wish I made it sooner. I wish that my mom was Vegan when she was pregnant with me. I would of been a much healthier child I reckon if she was.

    Here’s hoping she continues to enjoy being Vegan especially while pregnant. That baby is one lucky baby to have a mother who cares enough about them to be Vegan.