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