3:07 am - 12/02/2012

Vegan Anne Hathaway flaunts 25-lb weight loss

Actress Anne Hathaway, who lost 25 pounds on a crash diet for the film, "Les Misérables," looks sporty and sassy in the January 2013 issue of Glamour.

The slender 5-foot-8 Anne dons a white tank top and black underwear that accentuate her lean thighs. Hathaway, 30, admitted she essentially starved herself to look the part of the emaciated Fantine in the tragedy, "Les Misérables."

"I had to be obsessive about it; the idea was to look near death," Hathaway told Vogue. "Looking back on the whole experience, it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway."

Anne lost 10 pounds before shooting began, and then lost another 15 pounds during a two-week break in filming by eating only two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day. Hathaway's competitive personality enabled her to stick to her extreme low-calorie diet.

"I like to fight for a job," she says. "You feel like you've emerged from the scrap, and you're like, 'OK, this one's mine. Did it. Done.' "

Transforming herself physically is nothing new for the dedicated Anne, who worked out five days a week to play Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises." In addition to gym workouts, Hathaway underwent stunt training, did strength exercises as well as 90 minutes of dance every day.

Anne, who switched to a vegan diet while training for "The Dark Knight Rises," has really embraced the plant-based eating plan.

"I don't go the soy-meat route; I have a really plant-based diet," she said. "So I wind up cooking at home a lot. Kale is amazing. Spelt [a kind of wheat] pasta is amazing. I can't do the white-flour stuff. It makes me really ill."

alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
hahahah but they can feel pain! which is what it's all about
chimbleysweep 2nd-Dec-2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
Pain is what it's all about? How are you going to get wild animals to stop eating their food alive? Grizzlies fucking catch salmon in their mouths. And beat them. Big cats stick their teeth into the wind pipes of their prey to suffocate them. Crocs have insane as fuck bite forces and shake their prey like sharks to do stun and disable them and rip them to pieces.

That shit's probably painful.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
the difference in that is we humans can't control what other animals do. but we can control what we do. also, some animals are carnivores that can't survive without meat. humans on the other hand, even though we have evolved to be able to process meat, are naturally herbivorous since our bodies react to animal protein differently than grizzlies, cats, and crocs. if you wanna learn more about that check out the link below and the book "The China Study".

vulpineways 2nd-Dec-2012 03:09 pm (UTC)


I wish vegans would just say that it's a personal choice for ethical/philosophical/health reasons, instead of preaching that humans were born to be vegans and that our digestive system is naturally vegetarian. Bullshit. Maybe they were not made to drink cow's milk, I agree (it does get bad for you after a while), but eat meat? Sure as hell we were or else we wouldn't have enzymes to digest it.

It may not be your case - I hope it's not - but most vegetarians I hanged out with when I decided to quit meat seemed to be much more interested in boasting and finding a reason to feel contempt for others than really to diminish the suffering of non-humans. I disliked the overall attitude of the group and found their researches results very dubious at best...

There's the fact I'm also celiac, so going meat-free is difficult to me 'cause I can't rely on some of the substitutes, because they contain gluten. So I gave up.

(edited for a typo, sorry!)

Edited at 2012-12-02 03:11 pm (UTC)
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
so what if beans grains and vegetables don't digest in our stomachs and meat does? while that article makes really good points about how humans have evolved to digest meat, how do you explain what is said in The China Study then? why do humans that have a meat diet have higher rates of heart disease and vegan humans don't? why can't humans handle meat the same way cats do? because humans aren't entirely carnivorous, our arteries collect cholesterol. if we were natural carnivores we would have more characteristics of other carnivorous species and cholesterol from animal products wouldn't build up in our arteries. i'm not gonna sit up and deny straight up science that is in that article you posted which is yeah humans CAN digest meat. anyone saying that is denying how we've evolved. when in vitro meat is publically available you can damn well sure i'll be having my fair share of bacon, even if i know it's bad for my health. i think everything is good in moderation.

what i meant by that humans are naturally herbivores is that we were once a long time ago, but since eating animal products was invented i'm assuming good ol natural selection caused the ones that couldn't adjust to die out and viola we can now digest it pretty well. as for the group of vegetarians you know, that's pretty sad imo. i volunteer at a no kill shelter right now cause it's all i can do while being a full time university student. but at least thats something i can make time for :) i wish more people just did what they could instead of worrying about what they can't if they are aware that they should. i'm sorry you are celiac, being averse to gluten must be really hard for you. hopefully one day you are in the position to be able to a gluten free vegan!
angebleu 2nd-Dec-2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
Humans turned to meat and their brains grew. Give thanks for those who ate that piece of meat!
booster_blue 2nd-Dec-2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
We're naturally omnivores. We get to pick and choose what we want to eat. We scavenged. Plants were the easiest to get so early diets were heavy in leafy-ness. But let some little critter trip and fall near Mr. Caveman and his family, and they were eating that shit.
mrsdracula 2nd-Dec-2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
All Hominidae are omnivores. As are many other mammals.
If you mean by 'a long time ago' our most recent common ancestor (around 14 Million years ago)... you are reaching. Of course we adapted and changed in that time - like all animals did. There is no going back to that now. It would take at least a few Million years to change our digestive system that drastically again. We are omnivores who can chose a vegan diet. But we're omnivores non the less.
lachica2000 2nd-Dec-2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
So we're naturally herbivores because before we were even humans we were herbivorous but now have evolved to eat meat? The modern human is pretty unambiguously opportunistic omnivores.
ediesedgwick 2nd-Dec-2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah idg the pain argument for veganism, because there's evidence that plants are also sentient beings who feel stress and pain. For me it's about minimizing avoidable pain for animals and other humans by not supporting the factory farming system.

Factory farming and mass also fucks up the ecosystem that other cultures actually use responsibly, because privileged people need their enormous portions of meat at fish at any cost. Because livestock produce so much methane and drive habitat destruction, we have climate change that fucks over Inuit populations in Canada, shortening the hunting system they need to maintain their culture. Mass fishing destroys marine ecosystems, so people who relied on those fish as a source of food and income can no longer support themselves properly. Factory farming has driven the cost of meat down so much that they go into other countries and drive local farmers out of business.

I personally think there is a room for a range of diets, including ones that eat meat, but I do wish that anyone who could afford to not support the factory farming system would not support it, or at least eat less factory-farmed meat.
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