Lizzo is feeling good as hell. The singer has three Grammys and a BET Award under her belt. And she just took home the 2020 Billboard Music Award for Top Song Sales Artist. Earlier this year, she also landed a first-look production deal with Amazon Studios to develop exclusive content for the streaming service. She’s simply unstoppable.
Perhaps that’s why she took to TikTok to celebrate her six month vegan anniversary with her fans.
Lizzo gives us life as she celebrates her six month vegan anniversary.
Last week, the Grammy Award-winning artist celebrated six months on her new vegan diet, posting a new TikTok video where she reflects on who she was before making the switch and encourages her followers to love themselves at “all stages.”
“Hey so I found this video of me from the beginning of quarantine making what looks like a stale donut, poundcake, milkshake type concoction,” Lizzo, 32, said in the video, showing some footage of herself in a black bra and underwear, sniffing a donut and putting poundcake into a blender.
“This is from a whirlwind tour and year, and after being seven years vegetarian, going back to eating all animal products,” she added, before the video switched to one of the “Truth Hurts” singer in workout gear, saying, “and this is me now, making my vegan protein shake.”
In the video, which has been liked nearly 250,000 times, Lizzo declares something very important: “Honestly, I am both of these women and I cannot condemn one woman or the other. I’m happy both ways and right now, this is what’s bringing me joy,” she said. Lizzo then switched back to the first video, which showed her dancing and singing around her kitchen.
She’s been giving fans peeks into her plant-based diet with increíble recipe videos on her TikTok.
I’ve long been a fan of Lizzo’s hilarious content on TikTok. She’s one of the reasons I actually downloaded the app, for real. But her vegan cooking videos have seriously upped her content game as she’s really skilled in the kitchen.
And her recipe videos run the gamut from vegan takes on classics (like these soul food cupcakes which feature cornbread, mashed potatoes, gravy, and fried chicken) to this enchilada recipe with green chiles and jackfruit — which looks amazing and features some great singing.
She’s also been giving shoutouts to Black-owned restaurants.
In celebration of Juneteenth, which takes place on June 19th every year to honor the emancipation of slaves in the United States, Lizzo made it a point to share her love for several Black-owned vegan businesses across LA.
“So for Juneteenth this year, I decided to get catering from Black vegan chefs and restaurants,” she prefaces her video. Then, the Grammy-winning singer guides us through her beautiful meal, calling out all the LA area vendors she used as her camera pans over each tantalizing dish.
First up, was Plate of Hue with tacos and pasta. Next, came Lettuce Feast with chicken tenders, fries, coleslaw, sandwiches, and more. Then, Lizzo delighted in The Fat Vegan with plant-based pasta alfredo, asparagus, mac and cheese, ribs, baked beans, and other epicurean dreams. Last but not least, Lizzo ordered food from Munchies mozzarella sticks, cauliflower wings, and pretzel rolls, among other choice menu items. Watch the full video below, which also features some unidentified Juneteenth-themed cakes and cupcakes
And let’s be honest, six months on a plant-based diet truly is something worth celebrating.
Although taking up a plant-based diet isn’t the only step towards a healthier and happier you, community and planet, it is one of the best choices you can make. Even the United Nations has highlighted the impact a plant-based diet can have on so many of the issues that plague our communities and our planet.
In fact, according to The Vegan Calculator, just one year as a vegan you end up sparing the lives of more than 350 animals. Along with saving animals, you’ll have saved more than 400,000 of water, almost 11,000 square feet of forests, and you’ll have prevented the emission of more than 7,000 pounds of CO2. That’s a lot of good from just one simple choice.
The “Truth Hurts” singer has been leading her fans on a powerful journey and her veganism is just one part of it.
In a moving op-ed she wrote last year for NBC News, Lizzo explained that learning to love herself didn’t come easy. But, she says, it was something that was wholly necessary for her survival. “Self-love is rooted in honesty. We have to start being more honest with what we need, and what we deserve, and start serving that to ourselves,” she wrote.
“I don’t think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it’s a decision that has to be made for survival; it was in my case,” she continued. “Loving myself was the result of answering two things: Do you want to live? ‘Cause this is who you’re gonna be for the rest of your life. Or are you gonna just have a life of emptiness, self-hatred, and self-loathing? And I chose to live, so I had to accept myself.”
Lizzo is the epitome of the type of content we need more of on social media. She’s helping highlight just how important it is to take responsibility for your personal sustainability through simple everyday choices. At the same time she’s encouraging those in our community to do the same. Only then will we be able to address the cultural and environmental issues that our planet faces.
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