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Oprah Asks 42.6 Million Followers To Eat “At Least” One Vegan Meal A Day

by | October 15, 2019

Oprah has used her vast social media platform to ask fans to join her in eating at least one totally vegan meal every day after meeting with environmentalist Suzy Amis Cameron.

Amis Cameron joined the talk show host last week for an episode of SuperSoul Sunday. The pair spoke about the connection between plant-based diets and the environment, and how making small dietary changes can mean big things for the planet.

The TV maven shared a clip of the show to her Twitter page, where she has an incredible 42.6 million followers. In her tweet, she says “This is something we can all do. Wanna join me ? Since reading The OMD Plan by @suzymusing, I’ve taken up her challenge to eat at least 1 plant-based meal a day.”

In the Twitter clip, Winfrey says to Amis Cameron “You’re not even trying to convert the whole world, you’re just saying start with the one meal.”

The post has racked up over 4,000 likes and nearly 600 retweets.

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Winfrey has urged her Twitter fans to make more plant-based choices (Source:Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock.com)

Suzy Amis Cameron And The Plant-Based Program

Well-known environmentalist Amis Cameron, who is married to famous director James Cameron, shared some of the wisdom from her book “OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet.”

As Winfrey said, Amis Cameron advocates that opting for just one entirely plant-based meal each day can add up and make a big difference. She claims that one person doing so “saves 200,000 gallons of water and the carbon equivalent of driving from Los Angeles to New York.”

Responding to Amis Cameron’s suggestion of going plant-based for one meal a day, Oprah said that doing so was “graspable.” She went on to say that “my mind can hold that. I can receive that, that’s a doable thing. I can turn that into a fun exercise.”

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Suzy Amis Cameron and husband James are both vegan advocates (Source:Twocoms/Shutterstock.com)

Oprah and Veganism

The popular talk show host has publicly explored veganism at several points throughout her career.

She famously gave up hamburgers after speaking to a cattle rancher turned vegan on her show following the 1996 outbreak of Mad Cow Disease. Less than a month after this show aired, beef sales in the US hit record lows for the decade, and Winfrey found herself entangled in a $10.3 million law suit at the hands of Texas cattle ranchers.

In 2016, Winfrey took to Twitter to urge her then 33.5 million followers to give Meatless Mondays a go. And, speaking previously on the topic after going on a vegan cleanse, she has said “it is appalling and beneath our humanity to allow the torture of animals for the sake of our gluttony.”

Winfrey’s restaurant chain True Food Kitchen, which has a focus on healthy eating, already boasts many vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu.

Do you think Oprah’s message will encourage people to make more plant-based choices? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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7 Responses to “Oprah Asks 42.6 Million Followers To Eat “At Least” One Vegan Meal A Day”

  1. Elizabeth Cornell
    October 15th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

    I don’t think it would hurt her pocketbook any if she would make her restaurant completely vegan.

  2. Terri S Lewis
    October 16th, 2019 @ 1:37 am

    I applaud every best effort. If one meal a day gets people in the door, that means at least seven meals a week times equals 298,200,00 meals if all of Oprah’s followers eat plant based for just one meal a day. That is a whole lot of spared lives. I would imagine that many of the fans of Oprah will extend the project beyond just the one meal a week. Bravo Suzy Amis Cameron and Oprah. Who knows just maybe Oprah will eliminate all the ads in her magazine that promote the eating of flesh and animal secretions out of her magazine. C’mon now Oprah. Much respect to all of everyone’s best efforts. For more info watch, Forks Over Knives as Suzy stated. Watch What The Health, Cowspiracy, and Game Changers all on Netflix. For the super humans that welcome the truth watch Dominion (www.Dominion.com)

  3. Marian Tuohy.
    October 16th, 2019 @ 11:06 am

    It is Wonderful!!! 💕…..but if Our Planet is to be Habitable! for Future Generations!!! we Need to Commit Totally now!; to being the Consumers of Plant Based Products!!! Only!…Animal Agriculture!!! is Not Only a Leading Cause! of CLIMATE CHANGE!!!, but Sadly! we have Been LIED!!! to; as it is Extremely Bad! for Our HEALTH!!!….we Don’t have TIME! to make it just ‘One Meal a Day’!, that is Like Saying; you can be a “Little Bit Pregnant”!!!, we Need to Fully Commit to it! NOW!!!….there is Far More PROTEIN! to be Gained from Plants!!!, than the Bodies of Dead Animals! 😔

  4. Sandy Baker
    October 16th, 2019 @ 1:55 pm

    Please, Oprah–share some of your chefs’ most fabulous, gourmet vegan recipes with us! I teach vegan/plant-based cooking classes, and I would love to have some fabulous entree recipes that taste and look fantastic. Labor-intensive is OK; it’s the QUALITY I’m looking for.

  5. Leslie Just
    October 16th, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

    So it’s OK to continue destroying our planet, support animal cruelty and eat foods directly linked to disease as long as we do it less? Weak

  6. Sunita D' Souza
    October 17th, 2019 @ 3:49 am

    As a half Portuguese n half Indian former pork eater, I can tell you that turning Vegan in 2011 was the best gift to myself. I am the best version of myself n feel more spiritually connected to people n nature, the universe n every living thing out there. Your senses can only truly awaken when you truly embrace Mother Earth and the holistic way of living in harmony with nature, animals, planets, people etc…. Vegan Food is medicine and has PRANA (Living Vibrational Force) … you will totally transform your very existence when yiuy eat alive vibrant Vegan food.
    I hope Oprah turns completely vegan n realises that one meal is good but not good enough….we need to stop poisoning our souls with dead food.

  7. Sunita D' Souza
    October 17th, 2019 @ 3:51 am

    As a half Portuguese n half Indian former pork eater, I can tell you that turning Vegan in 2011 was the best gift to myself. I am the best version of myself n feel more spiritually connected to people n nature, the universe n every living thing out there. Your senses can only truly awaken when you truly embrace Mother Earth and the holistic way of living in harmony with nature, animals, planets, people etc…. Vegan Food is medicine and has PRANA (Living Vibrational Force) … you will totally transform your very existence when you eat alive vibrant Vegan food.
    I hope Oprah turns completely vegan n realises that one meal is good but not good enough….we need to stop poisoning our souls with dead food.

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