Adopting a vegan diet has grown increasingly mainstream in recent years.
The consumer shift to plant-based alternatives has changed fast food and grocery options, as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have become massive companies capitalizing on the trend. According to a 2017 study, as many as 6% of US consumers say they are vegan, compared to just 1% in 2014.
And vegans are getting good celebrity press. Natalie Portman, Zac Efron, Ariana Grande, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Alicia Silverstone and James Cameron reportedly follow a vegan diet. Jennifer Lopez, Meghan Markle and Bill Clinton have all incorporated vegan eating into their lives.
Of course, rich and famous vegans have professional help to keep them on track and healthy (as there are plenty of unhealthy vegan foods). So educating yourself about how to successfully go vegan is key if you don’t have a private chef and trainer. You can start by thinking of a vegan diet as more than just a “plant-based” diet.