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Actor Austin Amelio has revealed that he recently transitioned to a plant-based diet after watching Netflix documentary What the Health.
Amelio, who’s best known for playing Dwight on TV program The Walking Dead, made the comments to a fan during a signing. The fan, who filmed the conversation, then uploaded it to YouTube.
During the video, the actor says he feels better than he has in years – calling the diet ‘amazing’.
The star spills the beans on his plant-based diet
Spreading the message
He says: “I watched What the Health 10 days ago. The next day I’m like, ‘I’m f*cking done. It’s been 10 days – completely vegan the entire time – I feel better than I’ve felt in years.”
He adds that he has already starting inspiring others to follow his lead – starting close to home with his four-year-old, adding: “It’s harder for him, but we’re getting there.”
Amelio says the movie, and some of the health information – including learning about the potential carcinogenic properties of processed meat – ‘f*cking blew [his] mind’, making him encourage others to watch it too.
He says: “I also made my best friend do it – he’s in New York – he’s been vegan eight days. It’s amazing.”