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Have you heard about the Alanis Morissette vegan diet? In the fall of 2008, Alanis Morissette lost about 20 pounds (in three months) when switching over to a vegan diet.
She moved to the diet because she had gained some extra weight and read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Fuhrman. The book focuses on people with heart disease and diabetes, but has become popular with people looking to lose weight. Eat to Live outlines a 6-week plan that includes cutting grains, starchy vegetables, and oils, and all animal products.
The diet is renowned for giving people renewed energy. People do experience a withdrawal from sugar, caffeine, dairy, and meat products, but evidently feel like new people after that.
Alanis definitely seems to have experienced increases in energy, "I used to get out of bed in the morning and things were aching, and I just thought, this is what happens when you get into your 30s. But now I jump out of bed and have so much energy. I feel very alive. I have no more aches and pains, and my allergies are gone, too."
Alanis admits that she used to eat a good deal of processed foods and salts, and that she came to the conclusion that she wasn't healthy, "I realized I want to live till I’m 120. There’s a lifestyle that I am now happily creating that can, as best as is possible, prevent most forms of cancer and other diseases."
Her exercise regime is completely doable for anyone. Her tour schedule keeps her in shape; but when she's not on tour, she does 30 minutes to an hour of cardio workouts five times a week. Her energy level is so high that she often feels like she could keep going, "I feel like a 12-year-old! I’m back to what I was born to be, at my best. Even after a workout, I feel like if I rest a little bit I could go out dancing all night, so that’s exciting."