Actress Hayden Panettiere apparently tried vegetarianism, but couldn’t keep up the diet because she felt too tired.
She told Self Magazine, “I tried vegetarianism, but my body didn’t respond well… I used to run an hour every day… (but) my body shut down. I was low-energy… Now I make egg-white scrambles with veggies for breakfast. For lunch, I have chicken or fish and greens, which are good for keeping your system working. I’m a fan of sushi for dinner, as long as the fish aren’t endangered… I can’t be full on a salad.”
Perhaps she should talk to these ten Olympians who thrive while competing on the world’s stage without meat. This notion that vegetarians just eat salad is a frustrating one to anyone who actually follows the diet. And yet, that misconception is still a popular myth.
If Ms. Panettiere tries vegetarianism again, and we hope she does, she should hire a veg chef for the first week or two to show her that a well balanced vegetarian diet involves a lot more than just eating salad.