Miley Cyrus: why she stopped being vegan after 7 years

The singer and actress, Miley Cyrus has confirmed that she stopped being vegan after maintaining this diet for 7 years. What has left the media and her followers completely shocked, since the protagonist of Hannah Montana, had declared herself an animal lover. But what was the reason? Why did she give up the diet after so long?

According to Miley Cyrus herself, the reasons why she left her vegan-focused diet behind was for her own health. She stated that her body was not working properly for a while and she decided to start eating fish again.

The reason why Miley Cyrus moves away from veganism

In the middle of 2013, Miley Cyrus surprised her followers by declaring that she would leave her usual diet for one based on veganism. The former Disney actress maintained this diet for seven consecutive years. However, a few weeks ago, it was Cyrus herself who announced that she had stopped being a vegan.

It must be remembered that for a time, the American singer and actress became a defender and promoter of veganism. Like Miley Cyrus, there are millions of people around the world who have become vegan.

It is a type of diet in which foods of animal origin or derivatives are not consumed. Those products that are obtained through the use and mistreatment of any animal species are also prohibited.

However, the latest news is that the 29-year-old singer has stopped being vegan. According to the Black Mirror actress, veganism was not allowing her brain to function properly. But that’s not all, Miley Cyus also indicated that she often felt that her body was malnourished.

As we mentioned before, the vegan diet prohibits all food of animal origin, as well as its derivatives. Which is why many vegans begin to notice significant changes in their bodies after a certain amount of time.

Miley Cyrus chose to stop being vegan, since she was not having a good time, on the contrary, her body was getting weaker and her brain was not the same. As for the former Disney star, she returned to her previous diet and even ate fish again, one of the foods that she likes the most.

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What Miley Cyrus Said After Leaving Veganism

The American star revealed that she was no longer vegan, during a Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Claiming that since she added fish and omegas back to her daily diet, both her brain and her physique have improved a lot. In addition, Miley Cyrus is fully aware that many of her vegan fans might feel angry and disappointed by the news.

However, the singer preferred to give priority to recovering her health, so she will not give importance to those who judge her for the decision she made. In fact, Miley Cyrus indicated that she was already used to other people always pointing her finger at her decisions.

Cyrus said, “I was a vegan for a long time and had to introduce fish and omegas into my life because my brain wasn’t working properly… I’m a lot smarter now than I was and I think I was pretty undernourished at one point.” This in relation to her decision to abandon the vegan diet and start eating fish.

Now, for those who do not share that she has stopped being vegan, Miley Cyrus downplayed it. The reason is simple, she is still a lover of animals and she will also continue to fight for them, as she demonstrates in the photographs that she shares of her on her social networks.

Miley spends a lot of time on talks that focus on protecting the rights of any animal species. Also, the singer currently has several dogs for adoption, thus demonstrating that she has not stopped showing her support for animals.

On the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Cyrus also said, “I house 22 animals on my farm in Nashville, I have 22 at my house in Calabasas, I’m doing what I can for the animals.” Furthermore, she added, “But when it comes to my brain, it’s not vegan, you can’t be vegan and live like this and be that fast; or maybe you can and some people can, I can’t.

Miley Cyrus’ ex also abandoned veganism

Miley is not the only celebrity who has chosen to abandon veganism, Lian Hemsworth, her ex-partner, also did so at the beginning of this year. In this case, Miley Cyrus’s ex had to stop being a vegan, due to the appearance of kidney stones.

According to Hemsworth, the kidney stones were a product of the diet he was on, he even had to undergo a surgical operation to remove the stones. The musician spoke a little about his experience, for the Men’s Health medium, in which he stated the following:

“I was vegan for almost four years, and then during February of last year, I felt lethargic. After that, I was diagnosed with a kidney stone. It was one of the most painful weeks of my life. Every morning, I had at least five handfuls of spinach followed by almond milk, almond butter, and also some vegan protein in a smoothie. And that was what I considered super healthy. So I had to completely rethink what I was putting into my body. I became vegan for health. I went from one extreme to the other.”

Although it is true that there are many studies that show the benefits of veganism for health, for Miley Cyrus and her ex-partner, it was the opposite. Although the same singer stated that this type of diet may not be well suited to all people. Even so, the truth is that the fact of ceasing to be vegan has generated great disgust in her most faithful followers.

The reason Miley Cyrus became a vegan in 2013 was after her pet Floyd, an Alaskan Klee Kai, passed away. Later, in 2017, the singer would tattoo the symbol of the Vegan Society on one of her arms. She also did the same thing on the back of her wrist, on which she had the phrases “Be Kind” tattooed.

What do the specialists say about the decision of Miley Cyrus?

Some vegan nutrition specialists indicate that people who have health problems due to veganism may be due to poor implementation of the diet. That is, they are not informed correctly and they make many mistakes that can cause complications.

In many cases, people consume too many carbohydrates and as a result, gain weight. It also happens that they do not know what foods to eat, so they end up consuming insufficient amounts and drastically lose weight.

Also, there are situations in which people feel that they lack energy or always seem to be exhausted. What would have to do with a poor diet, therefore, the body does not receive the energy it needs for its day to day.

The importance of visiting a professional

Those who decide to change their current diet, for a vegan one, need a balance in the foods they will consume from now on. It is advisable to go to a doctor and a nutritionist, so that these specialists can carry out the corresponding medical tests, before changing the type of diet.

The vegan diet should never be followed without permanent control by health professionals. Since in the first days of the change of diet, there is the possibility that the body presents some type of deficiency of a specific nutrient.

If this happens, the body can be affected by lack of energy, listlessness, mental fatigue, etc. What could be caused by the lack of one or more of the most important nutrients for the proper functioning of the body. Because of this, people like Miley Cyrus end up abandoning the vegan diet, since there is no necessary balance in food.

In a vegan diet, it is important to replace the nutrients obtained from meat and other foods with others of plant origin. Vitamins, healthy fats and proteins are obtained from a vegetable source.

Alternatives such as legumes, quinoa and soy are ideal substitutes for proteins, as well as seitan, fresh tofu, seeds and nuts. Similarly, vegetables and fruits are necessary to obtain essential nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals.

Sources: Tomatazos, Elle, La Nación.