Proving That It Is Never Too Late To Go Veg.

3 May
Ellen Burstyn PoliWood poster 2009 by David Sh...

At The 2009 Tribecca Film Festival.

Many say that Ellen Burstyn maybe one of the ‘greatest actors alive’ and that they ‘just don’t make them like her anymore’. In her time she has worn many hats, from mother to grandmother and from model to short order cook, Ms. Burstyn has managed to leave no stones unturned during her stay on this planet. She has won an Oscar and a Tony, and received 2 Emmy nominations. She also stared in the only movie Martin Scorsese did from a woman’s point of view. And she is an ordained minister. Did I mention yet that she is also a vegetarian? Ok good 😉

The whole reason this post came into fruitation is because I was watching ‘Lovely, Still’ last week which stars Ellen and all I could focus on was her skin. I could not get over it, I think I brought it up 20 times at least. The glow of her skin was so strong and healthy the next morning I got on the computer with one question for Google…’Is Ellen Burstyn Vegetarian?’ lol. Survey says YES. Turns out that ever since she was a teen Ms. Burstyn did not like meat, she never too a shine to it as a kid, she did not like eating animals. By her teenage years she was over it and started to tinker with the idea of a vegetarian diet. She did not decide to become a vegetarian for good until she was almost 60 years young. She would eat mostly a vegetarian diet but then eat some meat from time to time until one Lent late in the 1980’s when she decided to go on a ‘completely healthy diet’. This meant no dairy, no alcohol, no caffeine, no sugar and obviously no meat and fish. The day after her glorious vegetarian Easter Feast she realized, Lent was over and that she could go back to her other lifestyle. She realized that she had no desire to return to her old ways and she never looked back. As an environmentalist she also knew that being a vegetarian is better for the planet she had been protecting. Since she became vegetarian Ms. Burstyn said her weight has never been as issue again, she lost 14 pounds in the first 2 weeks.

Ellen Burstyn is living proof that we are never too old to change for the better 🙂

The Ellen Burstyn Show

She Was Nominated For 2 Emmys.


2 Responses to “Proving That It Is Never Too Late To Go Veg.”

  1. Mary May 3, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    New book I got.. Unprocessed by chef aj. Also the story of never too late to get healthy, great vegan sweet tooth recipes too!

    • Author May 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

      They both sound great, I will borrow them from you as soon as you are done.

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