Liam Hemsworth Went Vegan
"I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically. I love it," he tells Men's Fitness.
In the latest issue of Men's Health, Liam Hemsworth opened up about his new rescue dog, love of surfing, fitness routine and a brand new habit in his life: his vegan diet.
And so they went right into it, questioning his motive for making such a drastic change in lifestyle:
Men's Fitness: You're a carnivore who recently adopted a vegan diet. What ultimately made you decide to do that?
Liam Hemsworth: My own health, and after all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn't continue to eat meat. The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do. About six months ago I went and saw a nutritionist to do a blood-diet analysis. He basically told me, based on my blood type and all the other different little tests they do, that red meat was good for me, and I should eat a lot more red meat and various other foods. So I started doing that, and the more red meat I ate, the worse I felt...
And then he got a ~little inspiration~ from his friends.
...At the same time, I have a lot of friends who are vegan. [Hunger Games co-star] Woody Harrelson was actually one of the original reasons I became vegan, because he's been vegan for, I don't know, 30 years or something. So, with the facts I was gathering, and then just how I was physically feeling, I felt like I had to do something different, so I adopted this vegan-diet lifestyle. It's been almost five months now.
And as for what his hunky brother Chris thinks, Liam says he's "somewhat adapting" parts of his new diet.
"Chris is obviously extremely healthy and has played Thor and has had to work out a lot over the past few years. But he has a lot of digestive issues, and he's constantly trying to figure out what's best for his system. Through talking to me, he's somewhat adapting, I think, to eating more vegetables and more plant-based stuff."
And even though he's only been following a vegan diet for 5+ months, he's already a card-carrying member of the "How Do You Get Your Protein?" Club.
I constantly get questions like, "How do you get your protein?" and "How do you feel?" ... It always makes me so confused, because I'm like, "What are you eating? Whatever you're eating, it's not right…" But there are no negatives to eating like this. I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically. I love it. I feel like it also has a kind of a domino effect on the rest of my life.