British singer Ellie Goulding has revealed that she is 'trying to be a full vegan'.
In a recent interview with The Cut, Goulding said she will never eat meat or fish again, and is working on ditching dairy.
The athletic star - who works out nearly every day - also says she has realized that you don't need to eat animals to get enough protein.
Speaking about her lifestyle, she said: "I’m trying to be a full vegan, I've been a vegetarian for six years.
"I was a vegetarian all the way through my teens as well. I’ll definitely never eat fish or meat again.
"In being vegetarian, I realized I could be an athlete and not need meat for the protein. There’s actually more protein in greens than meat."
Goulding also spoke about the negative impacts of eating animals, saying: "Once I fully understood where meat came from...I found that concept quite hard to live with.
"If you don’t need meat to survive, I don’t see why you have to have it.
"Also it makes you feel tired, it makes you feel lethargic, and your body finds it hard to process so much meat all the time."
Maria is the head of written content for Plant Based News. Also a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself.
Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, our weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.