A flexitarian is someone who primarily follows a vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat. In recent years, flexitarianism has become a popular choice for people who want to reduce their meat consumption without giving it up completely.
Here are some famous flexitarians who have embraced this lifestyle.
Beyoncé has been known to follow a mostly plant-based diet with the help of her trainer, Marco Borges. However, she has mentioned that she now prefers a more flexible approach, occasionally incorporating fish into her diet.
2. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has identified as a flexitarian in the past. In her book “It’s All Good,” she explains that she follows a mostly plant-based diet but occasionally eats meat and fish.
3. Bill Clinton
The former President of the United States has been a flexitarian for years, and has credited his plant-based diet for his improved heart health. He has explained that he follows a mostly plant-based diet but occasionally eats lean protein such as fish or chicken. He has also stated that he avoids dairy and red meat.
4. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has been vegan for many years, but in an interview she mentioned that she occasionally eats some fish and eggs that come from chickens “who are treated kindly.”
5. Meghan Markle
Although Meghan has not outrightly declared herself as a flexitarian, her dietary habits seem to align with the characteristics of one. In previous statements, she has mentioned that she aims to consume plant-based meals throughout the weekdays and includes meat in her diet on weekends..
6. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has been a vegetarian since she was nine years old and has also followed a largely vegan diet at times. However, as a mother, she has mentioned that she sometimes includes animal proteins such as fish in her diet for the sake of her growing children.
7. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has been open about her plant-based diet and has credited it for her healthy lifestyle. However, she has mentioned that she occasionally eats fish for the added protein.
8. Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix is a long-time vegan and animal rights activist. However, he has mentioned in interviews that he occasionally eats eggs from his own chickens, who are treated well and free to roam.
9. Tom Brady
Tom Brady has been known to follow a mostly plant-based diet, but has also mentioned that he occasionally eats meat. He has even launched a meal delivery service that offers plant-based options for athletes.
10. Bill Gates
Bill Gates has mentioned in interviews that he follows a largely plant-based diet, but occasionally eats cheeseburgers and other non-vegan foods.
This list of famous flexitarians is just a small sample of the many people who have embraced this lifestyle. Whether you’re a celebrity or not, reducing your meat consumption can have many health and environmental benefits. So why not give it a try?