by Heidi Pashman
These dreamy stars are known for their compassionate diets. We swoon!
1. Ne-Yo: The newest meat- and dairy-free male celeb, Ne-Yo tweeted on December 30, "What's everybody's New Year's resolution? I'm gonna try to go Vegan. Discipline test. NOT looking forward to it. Wish me luck!!"
We hear the singer is still going strong!
2. Jason Mraz: The sexy singer who just won "Favorite Male Artist" at the People's Choice Awards is serious about healthy food (He lives on an avocado farm!) And he's not shy about sharing how his plant-based diet has changed his life on his blog. "I ride longer distances on my bike, can do more pull-ups than ever, and my brain seems to have a larger capacity for new projects, problem solving, songwriting, and fielding random questions... It also makes me a lot better in bed." Can't argue with that!
3. Tobey Maguire: The oh-so-studly actor who stars in The Great Gatsby, due out this spring, became a vegetarian in 1992 and a vegan in 2009. In a 2008 interview with Parade magazine, Tobey Maguire revealed giving up meat was an easy adjustment, saying "It's never really been that hard for me. I've never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all."
We're happy for our favorite former Spider Man, but going vegan isn't always so simple. If you're interested in switching to a plant-based diet, this simple, five-step guide is a great place to start.
4. Dax Shepard: The Parenthood star and fiancé to the pregnant Kristen Bell decided to go vegan a year ago after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, according to an interview with Playboy magazine. How's it going? He also told the mag his vegan diet makes him feel "damn good."
5. Woody Harrelson: How could we not include PETA's Sexiest Male Celebrity Vegetarian of 2012? Woody Harrelson told Esquire that he became vegan while living in New York when he was first trying to become an actor: "I was on a bus and some girl sees me blowing my nose. I had acne all over my face, which I'd had for years and years. And she's like: 'Hey, you're lactose intolerant. If you quit dairy, all these symptoms you got will be gone in three days.' I was 24. And I was like, No way. But three days later: gone."
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