Zooey Deschanel stopped being a vegetarian when she realized she has allergies to the most important foods allowed in her diet. The actress discovered she is allergic to soy, wheat and eggs and this left her with few alternatives if she were to continue with a vegan diet.
“ My older sister [Emily Deschanel] has been a very, very committed vegan since high school. I wish I could be like that, but I’m not. I have a lot of food sensitivities—I can’t eat wheat or soy—and it was very difficult to eat and get enough calories. It was even impossible to eat at a vegan restaurant.”
That’s why Zooey decided to start eating meat again. Although her attempt to eat only vegetarian food failed, Zooey is committed to follow a healthy diet, even though this time meat and dairy are on the menu.
“I gave it a good try, but sometimes you just need a little something, a little meat,” says Zooey.
When it comes to her workout routine, Zooey likes to be active at all times because it makes her feel better.
“It’s just about being active. When I was a kid, I went through a period where I just liked to sit in a closet reading all the time. And then in seventh grade I joined a swim team, and it really was so great for me. It just made me feel so much better. It changed my personality.
She works out six days a week, and she either goes running, biking, hiking, or just takes a long walk.
Celeb Diet Doctor..
There are a lot of alternatives to meat even with her food allergies. Grains such as quinoa are usually well tolerated. The vegan staples of nuts, beans, fruits and veggies are the basis for a healthy, meat free diet.
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