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Bob Harper Vegan Cheats Revealed

Written by Vegetarian Star on May 20th, 2011 in Food & Drink, TV Hosts.

There’s Alicia Silverstone. And Russell Simmons. Now Biggest Loser coach Bob Harper has admitted to Star magazine¬†that every once in awhile he slips…a little animal product between those lips.

Not to worry, the interview is filled with equal amounts of information on animal sanctuaries and the benefits of eating plant-based and whole foods, so Harper is still doing his part to promote almost all things veg.


Star: Do you miss meat?

Bob: “Yeah definitely. Rachel Ray recently asked me if I ever slip up and to be honest yeah I do. Look, nobody is perfect and I definitely have cheated but I don’t beat myself up for it. I don’t want life to be so regimented. If I want some cheese or something I definitely let myself.”

Star: Do you have a cheat day?

Bob: “I don’t necessarily have a cheat day, but I do allow myself to indulge once in a while without beating myself up. The other day I broke down and had some pizza-and it was so good!”

“My diet is so clean, eating only organic foods, that are primarily plant based-if I want to have a treat I let myself have it. I have dark chocolate almost every day! My dessert at night is a whole bunch of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries with some dark chocolate chips on top. I love it and I never get tired of it.”

It would have been nice if after being asked “Do you miss meat?” Harper had thrown in a good word for faux meat products like Gardein and Field Roast that put the real thing to shame.

Harper credited the  books Skinny Bitch and The China Study for helping him go veg and discussed his work with Farm Sanctuary.

More at Radar Online.

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11 Responses to “Bob Harper Vegan Cheats Revealed”

  1. herwin Says:

    interviewer : ” do you miss meat ? ”

    okay, so let’s get it straight, he is a FLEXITARIAN. The vegans in the house agree with this ?

  2. Karina Says:

    As much as I hate that term, thats what he seems to be.

  3. Rhea Says:

    I don’t buy into terms like “flexitaran.” It’s just a loophole out of the guilt. If he eats meat, he’s an omnivore and that’s it. So glad he doesn’t deny himself the indulgences. Too bad the animals getting hurt don’t have those kind of choices.

  4. Isa Says:

    He is not flexetarian or vegetarian, he is not vegan. Yeah, I am vegan for the animals. Health? If I see the meat I am like, I need to go to the bathroom.

  5. Isa Says:

    I mean. Can you tell me the name of one famous vegan? I mean, vegan in all the expression.

  6. Karina Says:

    Isa, Emily Deschanel is the perfect example of being vegan.

  7. Mike Says:

    Too bad celebrity vegans are the ones in the spotlight. “Cheat days” and “treating” himself every once in a while. I agree, flexitarian all the way. Just call yourself an omni and get over yourself.

  8. Isa Says:

    Yes I love Emily Deschanel. You’re absolutely right Karina.

  9. Victoria Says:

    I think his response is entirely natural. He’s a human being. Of course he slips up occasionally; we all do.

  10. herwin Says:

    @ Victoria.
    no, “we” don’t slip up, it’s “them”, the fashion celeb vegans who “slip up” and are getting a kick out of it and often trash “us” real vegans for NOT slipping up.
    For “us” vegans, animal products are just disgusting, no temptation, no slip ups, just sheer happines with our choice living the vegan life .

  11. Danielle Says:

    I think it’s interesting how hateful some vegans are toward other people who are trying to live more plant-based lifestyles but aren’t quite “perfect.” I think veganism was originally supposed to be about peace and love, but so many people turn it into an elitist thing where they get to feel superior to those who aren’t quite where they are. One of my closest friends is vegan and my family and I have been trying to transition to a vegan lifestyle. My friend has been so loving, supportive, and non-judgmental and I think this kind of attitude attracts others to her lifestyle, which is filled with love and peace. Many of the comments here just make me feel sad that so many in the vegan community have turned a lifestyle of love into a way to look down on members of their own species who they deem less enlightened. I wish people would just reach out to other humans with the love they have for animals.

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