Liam Hemsworth Is Vegan and Loving It
Liam Hemsworth gave an interview to Men’s Fitness magazine and let readers in the fact that he leads a vegan lifestyle and has even convinced his big brother to eat more veggies.
“I constantly get questions like, ‘How do you get your protein?’ and ‘How do you feel?’ And most of the people who ask you this are not healthy people,” said Hemsworth of the feedback he’s been getting since making the switch five months ago. “It always makes me so confused, because I’m like, ‘What are you eating?’ Whatever you’re eating, it’s not right…’ But there are no negatives to eating like this. I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically. I love it. I feel like it also has a kind of a domino effect on the rest of my life.”
When asked what led to his change in eating habits, the Hunger Games star who was once a carnivore said his “own health, and after all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals” led the way. After, like Usher before him, seeing a doctor that recommended a blood type diet full of meat, he quickly realized that was not the way to go.
“About six months ago I went and saw a nutritionist to do a blood-diet analysis. He basically told me, based on my blood type and all the other different little tests they do, that red meat was good for me, and I should eat a lot more red meat and various other foods. So I started doing that, and the more red meat I ate, the worse I felt,” told Hemsworth to the magazine.
It also helped to have some support from vegan friends like long-time plant-based diet advocate Woody Harrelson.
“I have a lot of friends who are vegan,” he said. “Woody Harrelson was actually one of the original reasons I became vegan, because he’s been vegan for, I don’t know, 30 years or something. So, with the facts I was gathering, and then just how I was physically feeling, I felt like I had to do something different, so I adopted this vegan-diet lifestyle.”
Hemsworth’s ex-fiancee, Miley Cyrus, also recently admitted she’s vegan but the actor didn’t mention if they ever talked about the subject when they were together. His brother though, Chris Hemsworth, aka Thor, took some of his advice and is eating more veggies.
“Chris is obviously extremely healthy and has played Thor and has had to work out a lot over the past few years. Through talking to me, he’s somewhat adapting, I think, to eating more vegetables and more plant-based stuff,” he added.
As if he needed anything else to make him even more of an eligible bachelor, Hemsworth also talked about how much he loves his rescue dog — and how animal rescue is important to him.
“I got her about a year ago,” he said of his adopted dog, Tani. “She’s the perfect dog. I’m a big advocate of pet rescue. Especially in California. If you’re going to get a dog, get a rescue.”
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