Lizzo is latest star to go vegan

Lizzo is following in the footsteps of Pamela Anderson, Erykah Badu, and Miley Cyrus by adopting a vegan diet.Weeks after calling out fat-shamers by revealing she regularly works out, Lizzo has now shared she’s overhauled her eating habits and has turn…

Lizzo is following in the footsteps of Pamela Anderson, Erykah Badu, and Miley Cyrus by adopting a vegan diet.

Weeks after calling out fat-shamers by revealing she regularly works out, Lizzo has now shared she’s overhauled her eating habits and has turned to a plant-based food plan.

Sharing the news on TikTok, the singer walked fans through a typical day in her new diet.

“As a new vegan, I’m enjoying exploring flavours from plants & plant-based proteins! Every journey is personal & deserves to be celebrated,” she exclaimed.

Starting her “average” day with a green smoothie made with coconut water, kale or spinach, and some frozen fruit, she will then usually have a salad for lunch made up of kale, red cabbage, broccoli, avocado, white onions, and carrots.

For dinner, her go-to is protein-packed meals like a truffle, chickpea, and mushroom mixture with quinoa and leftover salad.

And snacks and desserts are still on the menu – she makes “peanut butter and jelly” smoothies, using peanut butter, frozen strawberries, protein powder, oats, and oat milk, while Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs have become her Cheeto-alternative.

“I used to eat a lot of hot Cheetos, but that wasn’t good for my acid-reflux,” she admitted. “These are Cheeto-alternative. I love that’s vegan and I dip them in hummus.”

The vegan news comes hot on the heels of Lizzo calling out the people that criticise her shape.

“I’ve been working out consistently for the last five years,” the Truth Hurts star hit back on TikTok. “And it may come as a surprise to y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type.

“I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f**king business, because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job.”

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Lizzo calls out ‘fat shamers’ in workout video

Lizzo has taken aim at “fat shamers” in a new video showing her working out at home. The Truth Hurts hitmaker is a body positivity activist and is known for clapping back at those who criticise her fuller figure. And in a clip posted on TikTok on Tuesd…

Lizzo has taken aim at “fat shamers” in a new video showing her working out at home.

The Truth Hurts hitmaker is a body positivity activist and is known for clapping back at those who criticise her fuller figure.

And in a clip posted on TikTok on Tuesday, Lizzo hit back at the misconception that plus-size people don’t exercise and instructed online trolls to look at themselves rather than judge others.

She uploaded a montage showing her working out on an exercise bike, doing squats, and using a skipping rope at home, and made a powerful statement in the accompanying voiceover.

“So, I’ve been working out consistently for the last five years. And it may come as a surprise to y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type,” the 32-year-old said. “I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f**king business, because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job.

“So next time you want to come to somebody and judge them, whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonald’s, or workout or not workout, how about you look at your own f**king self and worry about your own goddamn body? Because health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside. And a lot of y’all need to do a f**king cleanse for your insides. Namaste, have a great day.”

To make it clear who the video was targeted at, she captioned the post: “If you’re not a fat shamer… keep scrolling… ok now that all the fat shamers are here.”

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Lizzo teaming up with Quay on fun sunglasses collection

Lizzo has collaborated with Quay on a bold new collection of sunglasses.On Wednesday, the singer-songwriter and body positivity activist announced that she has partnered with the team at the eyewear company on the QUAY X LIZZO line, with the eight-piec…

Lizzo has collaborated with Quay on a bold new collection of sunglasses.

On Wednesday, the singer-songwriter and body positivity activist announced that she has partnered with the team at the eyewear company on the QUAY X LIZZO line, with the eight-piece range featuring sunglasses, blue light glasses, and accessories.

“My style is always evolving. I like to mix it up, and I love that this collection has a little bit of everything,” she said. “There’s one with glitter lenses, another with star-shaped studs. I like those kinds of special details. These glasses are fun and different.”

Highlights of the collection include the cat-eye shaped Flex, available in black, white and lime green frames, and the square Jaded design, which features tiny silver stars.

And to coincide with the launch, Lizzo is working with executives at Quay and U.S. charity Feeding America to donate one million meals as part of a new initiative. From 20-25 May, customers who buy any pair from the brand’s website will get another pair of their choice for free, and Quay will help provide at least 100 meals per purchase to people struggling with hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Quay is different from other eyewear brands out there. They’re cool and fresh, but also inclusive and attainable,” the Juice hitmaker shared. “Their message of confidence and self-expression is something that I believe in and can stand behind. Combine all that with the opportunity to do good with Feeding America, and it doesn’t get much better than that.”

Items in the QUAY X LIZZO line are priced from $55 (£45).

And Quay chief executive officer Jodi Bricker can’t wait for fans to begin checking out Lizzo’s designs.

“We see Lizzo as an icon of confidence, self-love, and self-expression,” she praised. “She speaks her truth and, in doing so, empowers all of us to do the same. Confidence, self-expression, and authenticity are at the core of everything we do at Quay, and we’re excited to partner with someone who owns that and stand together to help underserved communities through Feeding America.”

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Lizzo was ‘addicted’ to wearing make-up every day

Lizzo began to suffer from low confidence after becoming addicted to wearing make-up every day.In an interview for the People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, the Truth Hurts hitmaker candidly revealed her perception of her natural appearance had…

Lizzo began to suffer from low confidence after becoming addicted to wearing make-up every day.

In an interview for the People magazine’s 2020 The Beautiful Issue, the Truth Hurts hitmaker candidly revealed her perception of her natural appearance had become warped following almost six months of being in heavy make-up on a daily basis.

“I think I’ve been in make-up every single day of my life for the last six months. We get addicted to seeing ourselves really dolled up. I had a few days off in Brazil back in February where I wasn’t in make-up and I remember being like, ‘Yo why am I so ugly to myself right now?’” she told the publication. “It’s because I got addicted, used to seeing my face with contour. I never thought that would happen because I’m such an earthy b***h, I can go days without make-up!”

The Grammy winner also opened up about life in self-isolation amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and said that she’s grateful for the opportunity to reflect and feel grateful.

“I feel like I’m doing well. I feel bad because there’s so many people who weren’t prepared for this. I think that’s been the hardest part for me, is emotionally being tapped in and being so empathetic and feeling for people,” the 31-year-old explained. “There’s a lot of people right now who are going through it and my little problems ain’t nothing compared to theirs.”

And the Juice singer is relieved to be taking a break from her fast-paced schedule.

“I think it’s cool that we get the opportunity to turn off. My dream is to just take off my nails, not wear make-up and just grow my ‘fro out and walk around naked in my own garden,” she added.

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Lizzo’s TikTok swimsuit videos restored after official review

Lizzo’s swimwear videos have been restored on social media site TikTok after she suggested her posts had been removed due to her size.The Truth Hurts hitmaker, who is known for flaunting her curvy figure, shared her frustration about the deleted clips …

Lizzo’s swimwear videos have been restored on social media site TikTok after she suggested her posts had been removed due to her size.

The Truth Hurts hitmaker, who is known for flaunting her curvy figure, shared her frustration about the deleted clips in a post uploaded to the app on Wednesday, in which she was shown having her hair styled while lip syncing along to a track which repeatedly featured the words “I know”.

Lizzo captioned the footage, “TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?”

She then addressed site officials directly, adding, “TikTok… we need to talk,” concluding her post with a single angry-looking emoji.

It appears Lizzo’s pointed complaint caught the attention of TikTok bosses, who have since reviewed her content and restored the footage.

A spokesperson informed the New York Post’s Page Six that they have been in touch with the 31-year-old’s representatives, insisting her body type had nothing to do with her video removals.

Instead, they had flagged her clips for what they believed was the flashing of underwear, a violation of TikTok’s community guidelines. Yet, after revisiting the footage, moderators realised Lizzo had actually been wearing a bathing suit, and allowed all of her previous posts to be restored.

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Lizzo accuses TikTok of removing videos of her in bathing suits

Lizzo has accused bosses of video-sharing site TikTok of removing clips of her wearing bathing suits.The 31-year-old singer took to the app on Wednesday to share a new video of herself lip syncing to a song which repeatedly features the words “I know”….

Lizzo has accused bosses of video-sharing site TikTok of removing clips of her wearing bathing suits.

The 31-year-old singer took to the app on Wednesday to share a new video of herself lip syncing to a song which repeatedly features the words “I know”.

It was accompanied by text on the screen, which read: “TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?”

Appearing to imply the videos were being taken down because of her weight, Lizzo added: “TikTok… we need to talk” and concluded her post with a single angry-looking emoji.

TikTok executives are yet to respond to the Truth Hurts hitmaker’s allegations.

It’s not the first time Lizzo has faced criticism of her weight. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels was accused of body-shaming the star last year, after the trainer admitted she was unsure why people were “celebrating her body”, adding: “I love her music. My kid loves her music. But there’s never a moment where I’m like, ‘And I’m so glad that she’s overweight.'”

While Lizzo never responded directly to Jillian’s remarks, she did appear on an Australian talk show shortly afterwards, and said: “I love the fact that kids love me, because I’m making music to make us better, to make us smile, to make you love yourself and I think that children need that more than anything so that they can teach the next generation how to love themselves. Love your body.”

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Lizzo: ‘I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia’

Lizzo has “come to terms” with her battle with body dysmorphia. The Good as Hell star, a vocal advocate of body positivity, often flaunts her curves with confidence and has no qualms about getting naked on social media. However, she has now opened …

Lizzo has “come to terms” with her battle with body dysmorphia.

The Good as Hell star, a vocal advocate of body positivity, often flaunts her curves with confidence and has no qualms about getting naked on social media.

However, she has now opened up about battling low self-esteem in her late teens and early twenties, with her turning point coming when she wrote ballad My Skin in 2015.

“I wrote My Skin when I was 26, so at that point I had already gotten to a place where I’m confronting myself and I’m happy with it,” Lizzo explained to Rolling Stone magazine, adding that the song reflected the years of work she put in to unlearn the notion that she should dislike her figure.

“I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved,” she continued, referring to the mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. “The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”

The 31-year-old has been helping change the conversation about plus-size women, but she still faces criticism. In December, she received backlash for twerking at a Los Angeles Lakers game in a dress which exposed her thong and bottom.

And while the Truth Hurts singer is happy to be part of the body positivity movement, she wants to be celebrated for her music too.

“I’m so much more than that. Because I actually present that, I have a whole career,” she stated. “It’s not a trend.”

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Lizzo strips off for social media snaps

Lizzo has posed nude for a series of snaps posted on her Instagram page.The singer/rapper is quickly building up a reputation as a body positivity activist, and recently, she uploaded a photo of her bare bottom to social media in order to send a messag…

Lizzo has posed nude for a series of snaps posted on her Instagram page.

The singer/rapper is quickly building up a reputation as a body positivity activist, and recently, she uploaded a photo of her bare bottom to social media in order to send a message to her critics.

However, Lizzo took to the photo-sharing platform again on Sunday to share three images of herself lounging on a couch fully naked, with her long brunette hair carefully placed to protect her modesty.

Referencing a line from 1997 movie Titanic, the Truth Hurts star wrote in the caption, “Paint me like ya French b**ch.”

She also posted a brief video clip of herself seductively crawling toward the camera, which she captioned, “Omw (on my way) …”

Lizzo is no stranger to going naked – she also posed in her birthday suit for the cover of her 2019 album Cuz I Love You.

Previously, the 31-year-old opened up about some of her more risque photoshoots in an interview with Essence magazine, and insisted that she’s not seeking attention, but simply looking to “normalise” all body shapes and sizes.

“I’m doing this for myself,” she told the publication. “I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalising the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. I love normalising my black-a*s elbows. I think it’s beautiful.”

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Lizzo eyeing up clothing line

Lizzo has set her sights on making a foray into the fashion business. During a recent Q&A at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Juice hitmaker shared that she has been enjoying experimenting with different looks since finding success and wants a fashi…

Lizzo has set her sights on making a foray into the fashion business.

During a recent Q&A at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Juice hitmaker shared that she has been enjoying experimenting with different looks since finding success and wants a fashion line to channel that energy.

“That’s my thing I feel like a f**king princess lately. Now, I love to play with shapes… I love it, I need a clothing line,” she shared, adding that the public are still hung up about her figure. “Don’t ask me what size I am… it is my size.”

The singer/rapper has seen a shift in the way the fashion industry accepts women with fuller figures in recent years, a far cry from the days she would borrow men’s clothes because she didn’t feel comfortable with the selection of outfits available.

“I would borrow guys’ clothes and wear flannel,” she commented. “I’ve learned a lot from my team. Like, look at Diana Ross … look at Cher, and I now say, ‘Yeah, let’s do that s**t!'”

Lizzo now takes more pride in her outfit choices, quipping: “I want Kate Moss to look at me and say, ‘Damn, where you got that dress?'”

Previously, the 31-year-old opened up about her work in promoting body positivity and noted that she finds it odd when people label her as “brave” for loving and embracing her figure.

“When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No I’m not.’ I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy,” she shared in a chat with U.S. Glamour magazine. “I don’t like it when people think it’s hard for me to see myself as beautiful. I don’t like it when people are shocked that I’m doing it.”

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Lizzo struggles to accept her natural hair: ‘I’m working on it’

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet. However, L…

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.

The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet.

However, Lizzo explained during a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she is on a “journey” to self-love and wants to fully embrace her own tresses.

“The final frontier for me is the wigs and the weaves – my natural hair, my natural state truly,” she candidly shared. “I’m working on it. It’s a struggle. We’re not there yet. There’s no top of the mountain for self-love. It’s a journey that continues forever, so I think it’s a part of it. You gotta love that part. That’s the juiciest part of you though.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lizzo explained that she is open to stripping away costumes and cosmetics too, as she is adamant everyone should be able to embrace their nude bodies.

“Loving who you are should start in the buff. You should essentially, by the end of your self-love journey, be completely in love with who you are with no make-up, no extra hair, no styling, no corsetry. That’s my opinion for my life – I don’t think anybody should have to subscribe to that,” the 31-year-old mused. “But I feel like if I can love that person, then anything else is possible within the spectrum of self-love. My skin, my face, no make-up – that’s fine.”

And the singer, who wore a House of Holland wood-grain inspired outfit – complete with matching nails – to the BET Awards back in June, revealed she loves turning “jokes” into offbeat ensembles.

“I really love my team, my creative team: hair, make-up, styling. We get to just really play around. We love exploring with colour, shapes, motifs, big ideas, and jokes. Turning jokes into a red carpet look is what we do best. My personality, you can see it. I don’t even have to say nothing. I walk into a room and you know what’s up,” Lizzo smiled.

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