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Rooney Mara Eats “All The Time.” Here’s Why She Never Gains A Pound


Rooney Mara Eats “All The Time.” Here’s Why She Never Gains A Pound

If you’re devoted to a healthy or plant-based lifestyle, you may be used to being in the minority, dietarily speaking, at parties and family get-togethers. While coping mechanisms abound, it’s always such a relief to find a kindred soul to share your homemade hummus with. Such is the case with Kate Mara and her fellow actress and sister, Rooney.

The Carol star has been vegan for a least three years and credits her diet and lifestyle for her effortless weight management. Rooney Mara maintains her svelte figure with ease—even though she reportedly loves to eat! “Of course I eat, I eat a lot. I love to eat. But I’m a vegan. I eat all the time. I even eat bread – especially if it’s good and if I get it free,” she mentioned in an interview with the New York Post.

Rooney Mara Eats “All The Time.” Here’s Why She Never Gains A Pound

Although she doesn’t necessarily restrict herself from eating carbs, she makes sure they’re gluten-free. “Well, I’m gluten-free. A bunch of people in my family have celiac disease, so I stopped eating wheat about a year ago, and right away I noticed a difference,” the actress told InStyle. Mara explains that she mainly sticks to produce: “I’m also vegan; I basically eat only fruits and vegetables. I’ve never felt better than I do now.” All of those antioxidant-rich plants must explain her ethereal glow!

While the idea of simply maintaining a vegan diet and easily reaching your ideal weight may sound like a bit of a fantasy, it’s actually quite possible. A recent study demonstrated that vegans have more efficient metabolisms and therefore burn calories faster!

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While Mara isn’t one to divulge much about her personal life, she was excited to share her favorite vegan foods with fellow cast members of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints through a vegan dinner hosted by Nylon and ASOS during the Sundance Film Festival.

Rooney Mara Eats “All The Time.” Here’s Why She Never Gains A Pound

According to People, the cast feasted on cabbage spring rolls, aromatic black rice, coconut eggplant, Thai basil and lychee vinaigrette, and green tea sorbet with berries and forbidden tofu. Okay, my mouth is watering 😉

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons, @Rooneyymara via Instagram, Peaceful Dumpling, Mary Hood Luttrell

Mary Hood Luttrell

Mary Hood Luttrell

Beauty Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • John Zocco

    I enjoyed reading this very interesting article. Love her food choices. What is forbidden tofu? I’ve heard of forbidden rice, aka black rice. I’ve prepared it many times. However I have never heard of forbidden tofu before, until now. Thanks.

  • Rebecca James

    As a fruitarian, I can also eat all the time (in vast quantities) without gaining weight. I don’t understand how Ms. Mara says she basically eats only fruits and vegetables, but eats bread. Being a vegan isn’t the ticket to weight management – controlling the amount of what one eats and food choices is. Plenty of vegans are overweight and vegan food is as calorie laden and fattening as non vegan food. I was never a thin person until I became a fruitarian after having been a vegan for 30 years. Obviously, every person is different, but simply being a vegan isn’t going to allow everybody to eat as much as they want without gaining weight.

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