Rainn Wilson Adopts Vegan Diet
First Craig Robinson, aka Darryl Philbin of The Office, joined the plant-based dark side. Now Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute on the hit TV series, has come on over.
In a recent post to Instagram, Wilson called himself “The Fifty-Year-Old Vegan,” and wrote:
“So about six weeks ago or so, my wife @HolidayReinhorn and I decided to try Veganism for a month. (Is that a thing? A word? VeganISM?) As an experiment. We were so dependent on eating animals and animal products, we just wanted to try it. Give our digestive systems a change-up.”
While Wilson states that the first week was particularly “tough,” especially with cravings despite “buckets of Quinoa,” he added:
“But then, sometime in the second and 1/2 week, things shifted dramatically. I noticed that I had more energy! I was sleeping better and deeper. I didn’t need naps in the afternoon as much. I started to drop some pounds. And, bonus, it’s supposed to be good for the planet.”
The comedian noted that he personally has “no moral issues with killing and eating animals,” but appreciates the “health and planetary benefits” of a plant-based diet. He ended the post stating:
“I’m enjoying the journey so far and want to leave you with a single promise: I WILL NOT BE ONE OF THOSE A—— VEGANS WHO IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY’RE A VEGAN!”