“Glee” star Lea Michele knew just what to do when boyfriend and costar Cory Monteith put on some extra pounds. According to sources, the actress convinced him to cut out the animal products and eat vegetarian and vegan foods.
Contact Music reports that a source said, “Cory’s idea of a balanced meal was a bowl of sugary cereal followed by a handful of candy. He was also a big meat and potatoes guy.”
The source continued, ”Lea made it clear she wanted him to hop on her fitness bandwagon and in June she convinced him to adopt a vegetarian diet. By August Cory was eating all vegan – things like quinoa salads and veggie burgers – and he was joining Lea on hikes and at yoga classes. He dropped more than 20 pounds in only a few months and Lea loves his new look.”
Going from meat and potatoes to quinoa and veggie burgers is quite the leap. We wonder how he’s feeling about his old diet now that he’s twenty pounds lighter and sugar/saturated fat free. Even if he doesn’t stay vegan, maybe his new diet will incorporate more vegetables and fewer animals.