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November 5, 2020

Ariana Grande is Vegan
What She Ate To Lose Excessive Weight

Whenever a celebrity adopts a vegan diet, it is a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on the health benefits and the reasons behind the movement.

Ariana Grande certainly holds sway over younger generations. Not only that, she has the voice of an angel and the body of a goddess.

So does this pop icon eat plant-based and still maintain the energy and enjoyment of food that she did before?

When Did Ariana Grande Start Her Plant-Based Diet?

Ariana Grande made the switch to a vegan diet in 2013 and has never looked back.

She has been outspoken in her journey to switching to a plant-based whole food diet filled with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Not only that, the former Nickelodeon star is a helluva smoothie lover.

"I've eaten organically since I was little and always kept meat minimal but today marks my first day as a 100% Vegan!!!! Joyous day " Ariana Grande, Twitter 2013. [1]

However, the singing diva has fallen victim to controversy as to whether she is 100% vegan.

Considering that she has promoted non-vegan Starbucks drink "The Cloud Macchiato" and has been known to work with brands that aren’t quite vegan friendly, it certainly raised a few eyebrows.

But we'll get into that further a little later.

What Does Ariana Grande Eat?

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Ari hasn't found a berry she doesn't like. She says she eats at least five strawberries a day, which is her favorite.

Her Instagram account is teeming with pictures of her and food, and you can get a pretty good idea of what she eats on a daily basis.

She is also a big fan of Japanese cuisine, and her trainer Harley Pasternak said Ariana Grande's diet is similar to a macrobiotic Japanese diet, save the fish.

"Ariana eats incredibly well and she always had a healthy diet. I think what I've gotten her to do now is to create a more balanced diet and feel OK about indulging and celebrating sometimes," Harley Pasternak, Celebrity Trainer.

After she started shedding the pounds following her time on Nickelodeon and transitioning into the pop icon we know today, a lot of people expressed interest in the Ariana Grande weight loss diet.

The singer and her trainer Harley Pasternak attribute her success largely to cutting out junk food, eating healthy and switching to everything plant-based.

She is also a firm believer in smoothies. In fact, the Ariana Grande diet is built upon daily liquid nourishment from white, green, and red recipes found in The Body Reset Diet.

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What Is Ariana Grande's Workout Routine?

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Being vegan and working isn't always easy. But Miss Grande’s switch to vegan dieting is largely attributed to the documentary Forks Over Knives. She’s well aware that you don't necessarily need to eat meat to get enough protein. That paired with a strict workout routine fueled by plants seems to be a winning combination for her.

When interviewed for Glamour Magazine, Ariana's trainer Pasternak said they keep their fitness routine very focused but very basic. She has a step goal of around 12,000 steps to complete every day and even does some of the walking on a treadmill while watching her favorite movies.

Some of Ariana's other favorite workout moves that are low risk and high reward include:

  • Glute bridges to build core, posture, and booty
  • Reverse lunges for her toned legs
  • Pike planks for well-defined abs
  • Superman stretch to work those back muscles

Ariana also attributes her stunning physique in large part to dancing regularly in high heels. Hey, I'm game to try the same down at the gym if you are.

Ariana And Animal Rights

Ariana Grande Animal Rights

Being vegan isn't just about what you put on your plate. Ariana has also been a fierce and vocal advocate for animal rights on her social media streams.

By making the issue more public and sharing her experience has helped to inspire those that follow her (204 million of Insta followers to be exact).

She publicly denounced the decision for including the Tiger Queen Carole Baskin in the music video for her duet with Justin Beiber Stuck With U.

She also thrusted the SeaWorld into the limelight after they shared an image of their penguins looking mad.

Her exact words were, "I don't think they're mad because it's Monday, maybe it's because you stole them from their home and made their lives hell."

Vegan Controversy

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It isn't all love and light, though. Miz Grande has also been put under a close lens for some career choices that seem to contradict her vegan lifestyle.

For instance, she has publicly worked with MAC, a cosmetics company known for animal testing [2].

She has been seen wearing both real and faux fur - and certain tabloids claimed that she accidentally promoted real fur to fans, too.

She also had a Starbucks drink promotion in which she recommended the soy version, but it turns out it included egg whites.

However, we don’t want to put her under a negative light.

Ari has done A LOT for the vegan movement, and some of these mistakes could be attributed to a lack of thought or knowledge in those particular areas.

We don't know her or her life or what her management does in her name.

What is important is that she is a vocal advocate for animal rights and has a net positive impact on her fans and the world. At least I'd give her the benefit of the doubt.

Is Ariana Grande Still Vegan Today?

Ariana says that she is vegan because it makes her feel good, not because it's a fad diet or a trending topic.

She has shared her journey with her fan base and seems genuinely committed to  educating herself and doing what she can.

She may have had slip-ups, and she may continue to make mistakes (it is a human thing to do), but she is doing her best to make a world of difference and advocate positive change.

That is something we can all learn from her example.

"I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all round happier person." Ariana Grande


References:

  1. https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/397803765279260672?s=20
  2. https://ethics-and-aesthetics.com/mac-cosmetics-cruelty-free/

Heather is a personal trainer and vegan lifestyle coach with a passion for making gains and expanding brains. With years of experience as a semi-professional athlete and a fully professional vegan, Heather writes about her passions with authority and heart.
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