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Oprah Winfrey Challenged Herself to Turn Vegan for 21 Days

May 23, 2008 02:13:25 GMT

In an attempt to detox her body, the talk show host has challenged herself to eat a vegan diet for 21 days.


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Oprah Winfrey goes vegan. The talk show host has challenged herself to become a vegan for 21 days in order to detox her body.

Found herself being inspired by Kathy Freston's book "Quantum Wellness" and online sessions with Canadian motivational speaker Eckhart Tolle, Oprah committed to take part in the so-called "21 Day Cleanse". As part of it, she and three pals from her production company will stop eating meat and dairy for three weeks. They as well will ditch caffeine, sugar, gluten and alcohol.

Preparing for the menu, Oprah gets help from chef Tal Ronnen.

Is set to blog on her detox progress, Oprah wrote on her website Sunday, May 18 about her first day of becoming a vegan, "This 21-day cleanse gives me a chance to think about [eating] differently and see what my attachments are to certain kinds of foods - and what I'm willing to do to change." She went on adding, "Don't know if I'm going to feel better or worse, but I'm willing to try to see if my body at least feels differently."

As for day two, she wrote on her website, "I had been focused on what I had to give up - sugar, gluten, alcohol, meat, chicken, fish, eggs, cheese. 'What's left?' I thought. Apparently a lot. I can honestly say every meal was a surprise and a delight, beginning with breakfast - strawberry rhubarb wheat-free crepes."

Visit Oprah's official website for more on her "21 Day Cleanse."

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posted by RWade on Aug 30, 2008
It's great that Oprah is always challenging herself. This may be an excuse, but I could easily give up meat, if I had a personal chef who daily prepared delicious meals for me, like Rhubarb crepes.

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