Waka Flocka Says A Vegan Diet Helped Him Lose Weight

Rapper Waka Flocka is crediting a vegan diet with his recent, drastic weight loss

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Waka Flocka Flame went vegan after tiring of the "stretch marks" he developed as he packed on the pounds.

The “No Hands” star found himself struggling to control his weight after rising to fame, and in 2014, he decided to cut all animal products from his diet in a desperate bid to slim down.

"I was fat. I had stretch marks... I just got tired of it," Waka explains in a new promotional video for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

The rapper soon noticed the drastic change had been good for his overall health, and that was all the convincing he needed to stick to the meat and dairy-free diet.

"I got on stage, I felt better," he says. "My attitude was better. Like, everything about me was better."

The new PETA campaign clip also features hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and R&B singer Mya sharing the reasons for their vegan lifestyles.

"It's the 100 billion animals that I worry about...," remarks Russell, who has followed the diet plan for almost two decades. "When you're looking at your plate... you see the process of the throats being slit, the mistreatment of animals, the souls that they do have."

Mya shares the same sentiments after learning all about the health issues meat eaters suffer from: "I was awakened to things that my parents didn't know," she says. "I was raised on pork... steak, chicken, everything... And everyone in my family pretty much of the older generation has diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer. My mother is a two-time cancer survivor."

They aren't the only stars to promote veganism - singer Ne-Yo admitted he was recently turned off eating meat after watching food documentary What the Health, which featured experts discussing the benefits of the diet.

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Seeratfatima
Seeratfatima

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OnlineCrates
OnlineCrates

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illseed
illseed

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This is giving me a lot to think about! I have been eating meat my whole life and had no plans to stop until "What The Health"

EddieMorra
EddieMorra

@Killahbee91 been vegan for 2 years, greatest move of my life. Tons of food ideas. If you live in the US, get the Beyond Meat burgers, Just Mayo or Vegannaise (chipotle is my fave), lettuce, tomatoes, avocados on that. Burritos (beans, Field Roast Chao cheese, lettus, peppers, tomatoes, guac, etc), Pasta (marinara sauce and a ton of vegetables, chick peas for protein), Gardeins has "chicken" nuggets, "chicken" tenders, and beef you could use in a taco or burrito too, all tastes good (I trick my carnivore brother into eating them, can't tell the difference). Also make grilled cheese with Chao cheese and Follow Your heart brand butter. Anything you like, I can find a vegan version as good or better, real talk. DM me if you need some info.

Southcidal3
Southcidal3

Leeslaughtr - that's a complete lie. Maybe soy eaters. Do you know what cancer is?

Leeslaughtr
Leeslaughtr

Vegans die of cancer way more than meat eaters it's a fact. Good for Waka.

DamienTheMaven
DamienTheMaven

I second watching the movie "What the health", I am also like @Killahbee91 aboutb 4-6 weeks in, loving how my body feels with reduced dairy and meat!

Killahbee91
Killahbee91

Wow this is great. I adopted this life style a little over a moth ago. I do feel good but however, I'm having difficulties finding a variety of foods. I'm getting worn out on salads and "basic" vegetables. Any ideas?

vegforlife
vegforlife

Good for Waka Flocka! I too am vegan, and the health benefits are incredible. I have lost quite a bit of weight and have discovered some awesome new foods that both meat eaters and non-meat eaters enjoy.

360WISE
360WISE

#AWESOME Article , Everyone should watch the doc : What The Health !!!!