Alicia Silverstone Finds Her Comfort Zone
Who could forget Alicia Silverstone's performance in her break-out movie, "Clueless"? Alicia, now 30 years old, recently told
Shape magazine that she has found a diet and lifestyle that works for her. Although Alicia has struggled with weight issues in the past, she says she now has found that a vegan diet helps her keep in shape and keeps her healthy. In the beginning, when she first began her journey as a vegan, she found herself eating far too many carbs and felt herself crashing in the middle of the day. Eventually, she found that adding numerous grains and vegetable protein to her diet, helped her to lose weight and keep her energy at a balanced level through out the day. Although Alicia does take yoga classes, she tries to have some fun while exercising by walking her four dogs and digging in her garden for hours on end (you can burn up to 200 calories an hour by pulling weeds). Most important to Alicia is helping to improve the environment. She says those who recycle shopping bags, support local farmers and who choose to drive hybrid cars are the real heroes and those are the people who really make a difference in our world.