British actress and model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, works hard to maintain her toned body. She recently sat down with Vogue Australia to share her secrets.
Though not a vegan, Huntington-Whiteley is happy to have discovered vegan food, noting how much better she feels since cutting out red meat.
This is a step in the right direction for the “Transformers” star, who has an interesting view of the difference between the animals she cuddles up to and the animals she eats.
“I’m a big foodie, I love food so I try not to give myself any restrictions,” the actress said. But I eat a lot of salads, I’ve recently cut out a lot of red meat, not for any reason, I just didn’t crave it anymore. And since I cut it out I have noticed how much lighter and better I feel. It’s not that I wouldn’t [ever] have it, I had lovely lamb chop the other day on the barbeque, it’s just changed. And I’ll have fish or chicken.”
“I’ve also recently discovered vegan food,” she continued. “Having lived in L.A. the past three years you become more open to different things. It’s advanced, a bit like Australia with so many different foods. They’ve got some really delicious vegan restaurants there. There’s this one called Crossroads, it’s sexy and the lighting is nice and they do tapas style vegan. You can have a nice glass of wine and you can have a really delicious meal that doesn’t feel like you’re eating healthy.”
When asked about a prized possession for many vegans – the Vitamix – the 26-year-old model and actress gushed about hers.
“Vitamix changed my life”, she said. “I really, really love it. It’s hard when I’m traveling and I don’t have it with me. The lovely hotels are kind enough to make me juices or smoothies. And then if you bring your own supplements you can mix them in your room. [My trainer] James actually has great products that he travels with in the packets.”
Huntington-Whiteley also credits staying active no matter how hectic her schedule for maintaining a slim physique.