After a vegan themed show last Tuesday, Oprah decided to take on the challenge to go vegan for a week and she’s not doing it alone. Her 378 staffers will also be joining her.
Last week, Oprah invited Kathy Freston, the author of the best seller Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World and Michael Pollan, the author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” to get the insights on becoming a vegan.
This is Oprah’s second attempt to go on a vegan diet. Back in 2008, Freston’s first book on veganism inspired Oprah to try a 21-day vegan cleanse. Freston’s books on being a vegan are causing quite a stir these days and it seems her mission to convince people to go vegan are paying off.
Even journalist John Heilpern ended his interview with Freson for Vanity Fair confessing that he’s decided to give up meat.
“I will never become an alfalfa-and-brown-rice man, but since my lunch with Kathy Freston I have decided to give up eating all meat.”