As a way to celebrate his birthday and do something in order to change his life around a bit, Jay Z has decided to start a vegan diet. His wife, Beyonce, will join him as the high-powered celebrity couple decide to go vegan, and he is describing the diet as a spiritual and physical cleanse.
Jay Z is excited about the cleanse, and is embracing the new plant-based diet. He has said that it will go for at least 22 days, which will lead him to Christmas, however the rapper says that he does not know what will happen after that. The idea of becoming vegan permanently certainly seems to be an option for Jay Z, who has one of the most popular songs around right now with "Holy Grail."
He is determined to live a better lifestyle, and see what effect the new diet will have on his body. He said that the idea began when a friend of his, Marco Borges, had challenged him to embrace a plant-based breakfast everyday. Borges is an exercise physiologist and founder of 22 Days Nutrition, which is a vegan, organic, and gluten-free food and lifestyle company.
— Vegan Tweeter (@VeganTweeter) August 3, 2013
Jay Z will keep his fans updated about how the diet is going, and initially announced it through a blog post on his website, Life And Times. In his statement about the diet, he said "So you can call it a spiritual and physical cleanse. I will post my progress...Any professional vegans out there that have any great food spots, please help out!"
He is certainly going all out, and seeks help from others, taking the new diet very seriously. He asked for advice on places to go, and people have already been commenting on the post to give him advice.
I would say that Jay Z going vegan can promote his biggest positive effect over all of his amazing contributions. #realinfluence
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 5, 2013
— PETA (@peta) December 5, 2013
Jay Z, who just turned 44, decided to embark on the challenge one day before his 44th birthday, in order to make the challenge last for 22 days, and ending on Christmas day seems to make it even more special for him. He is doing it for 22 days, because as he mentions later in the post, "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way."
Any time celebrities decide to become vegan, it certainly sets an example for others, and sometimes people who are not aware of the issues involved with animal cruelty will become more aware as well.
Jay Z is going vegan for 22 days so I guess I'm a vegan now
— Jesse Murphy (@JMurphy1104) December 4, 2013
Jay Z and Beyonce join a long list of celebrity vegans, who have been outspoken about the issue, and why they have chosen that particular lifestyle. Some celebrities that have already become vegan are Ellen Degeneres, Woody Harrelson, Brad Pitt, Olivia Wilde, and several others.
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