Jessica Simpson switched to a low-carb vegan diet for two weeks before her wedding to accelerate weight loss, Examiner reported.
“Jessica did a vegan diet for about two weeks leading up to the wedding,” said a source. Simpson’s husband, Eric Johnson, is a longtime vegan.
Jessica reportedly supplemented her vegan diet with “lots” of vitamin B12 shots to boost energy, Us reported.
Similarly, Jennifer Lopez recently lost 10 pounds in five weeks on a vegan diet. Lopez is no longer 100 percent vegan, but sticks to a mostly vegan diet because it helps her to eat more vegetables.
Simpson, who wore a form-fitting champagne and gold Carolina Herrera wedding dress, credited rigorous workouts for her stunning 70-pound weight loss. Jessica walked six miles a day, did yoga, and worked out at the gym for 45 minutes, four days a week, with her longtime trainer Harley Pasternak.
Harley said Jessica’s workouts combine 10 to 20 minutes of cardio exercise, 20 to 30 minutes of resistance training, and lots of flexibility moves. Pasternak, author of The Body Reset Diet, also trains Halle Berry, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian.
Other celebrity vegans include Jared Leto, Samuel L. Jackson (who credits it for his 40-pound weight loss), Pamela Anderson, Scarlett Johansson, Al Sharpton, and Michelle Pfeiffer. They have all credited the plant-based diet for giving them more energy, helping them lose weight easily, and staying youthful-looking.
Jackson, 65, said the vegan diet helped him shed 40 pounds and dramatically improved his energy leveks. Samuel L. said he was inspired to go vegan after reading Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.
“Going to [Dr. Esselstyn’s] house and talking to him and his wife Ann [convinced me to adopt a vegan diet],” said Jackson. Jackson said watching Esselstyn’s ground-breaking film, Forks Over Knives, put him over the edge. Since going vegan, Samuel L. said he has never felt or looked better.
“I feel great,” he told reporters at a recent press event. “I have a lot more energy than I used to have. I sleep better. I like the way I look in my clothes better. I don’t cramp as much. I exercise better. I think my circulation has gotten better.”