Pink, whose real name is Alecia Moore, stripped down to nothing but a huge smile for the PETA anti-fur campaign, whose caption read: “Be comfortable in your own skin, and let animals keep theirs.”
Pink previously revealed she wore fur during a youthful “selfish” phase but now is more conscientious about not wearing animal skins or fur. Pink’s love for animals also influences her lifestyle, which includes a mostly vegan diet and hot yoga workouts.
Pink has credited hot yoga, circuit training and a mostly vegan diet for her 60-pound weight loss following the 2011 birth of daughter Willow, Examiner reported.
“I put on 60 pounds and I was huge,” she said. “I’m terrible when it comes to food. I’m the kind of girl who says she’s not going to eat bread and then I eat an entire loaf.” Pink, who’s hailed for her rippling abs, said there is no shortcut to being fit. It takes good old-fashioned diet and exercise. “I have to work out a lot,” she said. “That’s the only way to do it. I do an hour and a half a day for five days a week, plus all my rehearsals.”
The singer’s workouts typically combine cardio exercise, fat-burning circuit training, running, hiking and Tony Horton’s P90X workouts. Pink said most of her workouts are focused on building a strong core, and insists she needs to exercise a lot to counteract some of her high-calorie binges.
Even when she’s not touring, Pink stays active every day by hiking or running, saying exercise lifts her spirits. “Even when you’re not in the mood, it’s worth motivating yourself to do something,” said Pink, who dropped her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, in 2012.
Pink said she recently became a fan of hot yoga (also known as Bikram yoga), which proponents say enhances weight loss, alleviates depression, and has anti-aging health benefits such as relieving arthritis and joint pain.
Other celebrity vegans include Demi Moore, Jared Leto, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, and Michelle Pfeiffer. They have all credited the plant-based diet for giving them more energy, helping them lose weight, and staying youthful-looking,
Experiencing easy weight loss and improved health on a vegan diet isn’t surprising to medical experts like Dr. Joel Fuhrman. “The more greens you eat, the more weight you will lose,” said Fuhrman, author of The End of Dieting.
Dr. David Katz, author of Disease-Proof, agrees. “If you shift to a diet more about plant-based foods, you are likelier to live healthier and experience less chronic disease,” said Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.