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Jennifer Widerstrom

Jennifer Widerstrom from NBC’s Biggest Loser is teaching fitness by practicing what she preaches.

A former American Gladiators star, she’s known for her ripped physique and athletic skills. But she’s recently experienced an enlightenment that’s made her think as much about what she’s lifting with her fork as what she’s lifting on the barbell.

“I try to eat more green stuff now. I’d be really good and then be really bad. Now I’m more consistent. Like for lunch today, I’m going to get a vegetarian wrap with lettuce, where before I would have gotten a fried chicken sandwich and fries … because that’s the way I feel today,” she says.

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Mario Batali "Molto Gusto"

Mario Batali has spent almost as many years preparing meals on television as he has for his family.

A proponent of Meatless Monday, the celebrity chef has a vegetarian pasta dish that reflects his desire to promote lighter, plant-based eating and his ability to create a dish that every type of eater will love.

“After 18 years of raising hungry boys in my kitchen, I seldom have leftovers when pasta water and butter are paired as the base of a sauce,” Batali said.

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Meatless Mouthful–Sadie Frost Keeps Mum On Eating Habits

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in Actresses, Food & Drink, Meatless Mouthful.

Sadie Frost

“For years I was considered a goody two-shoes for being a vegetarian and avoiding wheat. But I don’t do this for vanity, it’s to feel good. I don’t talk about it. I think it makes people feel rubbish if you constantly talk about your eating habits. I actually find it quite vulgar.”

Sadie Frost, on being the less vocal vegetarian these days. Does discussing your diet too much make you sound vulgar? Keep a clean mouth by stuffing it with plant-based goodies. Occasionally, offer to share some without offending.

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Alan Cumming Celebrates New York City Most Vegan-Friendly Honor

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 in Actors, Food & Drink.

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming celebrated New York City being named most vegan-friendly in the nation with some representative from both People from the Ethical Treatment of Animals and NYC City Council.

The group posed for a photo with a vegetable replica of the New York City skyline that featured broccoli trees, carrot skyscrapers and a Chrysler building topped with radishes.

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Emily Deschanel Throwing Vegan Party For Son

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 in Actresses, Children, Food & Drink.

Emily Deschanel and her husband are celebrating their son’s third birthday with a vegan party!

“[Henry] turns 3. We’re going to have a little party for him, trying not to overwhelm him too much,” Deschanel told PEOPLE at the Mercy For Animals 15th Anniversary Gala Friday night in West Hollywood.

Deschanel plans to serve vegan tacos for the toddler she describes as “99% vegan,” adding he occasionally eats eggs like his father, writer and actor David Hornsby.

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Denzel Washington Quits Tofu

Written by Vegetarian Star on Friday, September 12th, 2014 in Actors, Film & TV, Food & Drink.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington stars in the remake of The Equalizer, which hits the theatres this September 26.

Like many roles, Denzel’s required him to prep by engaging in some strenuous physical activity and following a strict, but healthy diet.

“Training, boxing… I was a vegetarian for three months,” he said while promoting the film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. “I’m through with tofu!”

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Rob Zombie To Eat Vegan On “Top Chef”

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 in Film & TV, Food & Drink, Male Musicians, Male Singers, Reality TV.

Rob Zombie Top Chef

Rob Zombie, Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER) will appear as guest judges on Bravo’s Top Chef tonight, September 10 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT.

Zombie will evaluate dishes from the pool of cheftestants that include Tiffani, who although runs a barbecue restaurant, boasts that many customers come in for the sides.

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Misterwives is the band behind “Vagabond,”  the theme song to the MTV series Finding Carter (which happens to have vegan actress Kathryn Prescott in the leading role).

Singer Mandy Lee has been a vegan for six years and she and the guys from her band went in the kitchen with PETA 2 to make some music and some plant-based food.

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