Everybody who watches Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) watches in anticipation to see who’ll win the latest season. Turns out, one of our favourite dancers, Derek Hough, has gone vegan.
The 32-year old TV personality revealed that he’s trying out the new diet with his 22-year old girlfriend, Hayley Erbert, who is a DTWS troupe dancer, while attending the Choreography Nominee Reception in Los Angeles last weekend.
“We both are trying the vegan thing right now, and it’s actually really easy,” Hough told US Weekly. People are like, ‘Is it hard?’ and I’m like, ‘nah.’ Living in LA, it’s actually hard not to be [vegan]. I feel great. I have lots of energy, my skin has cleared up, I feel great.”
The couple decided to commit themselves to the plant-based diet to naturally boost their energy levels and improve their health.
“It’s a health thing. It really is,” Hough said. “I think it’s just something that you have to discover yourself and works for you. It’s about energy for me. If you’re waking up and you’re tired and a little sluggish, then you don’t have to live like that.
“There is a life where you can wake up and have level 10 energy from the minute you wake up to the minute you go to sleep without having to take caffeine or take coffee. That does exist.”
Hough prefers dining out at vegan restaurants rather than making his own food at home. However, he encourages people interested in the vegan diet to try out new things and experiment to see what works out for them.
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