Pfeiffer Credits Vegan Diet with 83 Point Drop in Cholesterol
After a nearly ten-year break from acting, Michelle Pfeiffer is back and looking better than ever. Pfeiffer’s hiatus from the movie industry happened naturally as her children reached school age and family commitments took up more and more of her time. But, now that her children are heading off to college, the 55-year-old is back in full force and co-starring alongside Robert De Niro in upcoming comedy “The Family.”
Aging in the spotlight has not always been easy for Pfeiffer, who has been referred to as one of the most beautiful women in the world. She recently opened up to Ladies’ Home Journal, admitting that “having to watch yourself age on a giant movie screen is simply not natural. It can wreak havoc on your psyche.”
However, Pfeiffer has made some big changes in her lifestyle and says she is focusing on “looking great for my age.” The first step was kicking the bad habits of her younger days. “When I was in my 20s I smoked two packs of cigarettes a day. I lived on Marlboro Lights and Coca-Cola,” she recalled in her interview.
These days, Pfeiffer has made the switch to veganism and credits her new diet, alongside exercise, for her slim figure and ageless looks. Three years ago, when she first began eating a plant-based diet, Pfeiffer quickly saw results. “I cut out meat and dairy and after two months my cholesterol shot down 83 points. I also try to exercise five days a week – I run, do free weights.”
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