Rainn Wilson recently revealed on Instagram that he has been following a plant-based diet for the past 6 weeks.
He may be famous as a beet farmer, hunting lover and assistant to the regional manager but along with his wife, he’s decided to make the switch to being plant-based.
THE FIFTY YEAR OLD VEGAN So about six weeks ago or so, my wife @HolidayReinhorn and I decided to try Veganism for a month. (Is that a thing? A word? VeganISM?) As an experiment. We were so dependent on eating animals and animal products, we just wanted to try it. Give our digestive systems a change-up. It was TOUGH. Especially that first week. I wanted a steak and eggs so bad. I felt tired and cranky and hungry all the time, even with the buckets of Quinoa I was shoveling into my mouth. Ugh. But then, sometime in the second and 1/2 week, things shifted dramatically. I noticed that I had more energy! I was sleeping better and deeper. I didn’t need naps in the afternoon as much. I started to drop some pounds. And, bonus, it’s supposed to be good for the planet. Personally, I have no moral issues with killing and eating animals. But the health and planetary benefits seem pretty good. Who knows, I may start adding some fish or some eggs. Or some fish eggs. But I’m enjoying the journey so far and want to leave you with a single promise: I WILL NOT BE ONE OF THOSE ASSHOLE VEGANS WHO IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY’RE A VEGAN!
“I noticed that I had more energy!” Wilson said. “I was sleeping better and deeper. I didn’t need naps in the afternoon as much. I started to drop some pounds. And, bonus, it’s supposed to be good for the planet.”
The Office star then goes on to explain that he has no problem with eating animal products but will purely stay vegan for the environmental and health benefits.
Wilson ends the post with a promise, stating, “I will not be one of those asshole vegans who is always talking about how they’re vegan!”
You may remember that one of Wilson’s co-actors from The Office is also vegan, Craig Robinson, who transitioned to a plant-based diet and lost 50 pounds.