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Absolutely Delicious: NBA Pro’s Vegan Fast

Written by PETA | March 12, 2010

What is fur-hating Phoenix Suns forward Amar’e Stoudemire’s recipe for end-of-season-success? A four-day vegan fast, which he says will “purify my body, and get my body in top shape ….”


Amar'e Stoudemire


I’m sure that the former NBA Rookie of the Year’s foray into animal-free cuisine will improve his physical and mental wellness by leaps and bounds. And who knows, maybe he’ll make a permanent switch to a vegan diet.

After all, once you learn how factory-farmed animals endure painful mutilations, extreme crowding, and hellish journeys to slaughterhouses to become artery-clogging, doob promoting hot dogs and cheeseburgers, your mind and body do feel lighter and brighter when you go vegan. Don’t just take our word for it—see for yourself.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Thomas says:

    He has been one of my favorite ballers for 7 years. Now I like him even more… I hope he sticks with it!!! Go STAT! Go SUNS!

  • Rob says:

    Going Vegan may seem hard at first but once you start doing it it becomes really easy quickly. There are so many better and just as easy to get alternatives for milk butter sour cream etc. I use almond milk in my cereals coconut milk creamer which is amazing by the way in my coffee vegan butter which tastes the same… In baking I substitute 1 tbsp corn starch mixed with 3 tbsp water for every 1 “egg” that would be needed. Works perfectly. As far as eating out that is difficult but most restaurants will make a dish vegan if you ask. PF changs will even make their sauces which are prepared with chicken stock with water if you ask. It may take a little more effort but it’s not difficult and the benefits of knowing you didn’t have to kill or even hurt another animal is well worth it.

  • Amy takeda says:

    I think it’s great that a pro is standing up for animals. Most of them don’t care about any thing but themselves. He seems like a good person. We don’t want another Michael vick. Tell the pro thank you for spreading the word

  • AlexK says:

    I haven’t found going vegan hard. I am learning to cook because of it though so I’ve made it into something fun and creative. It’s more expensive if you buy readymade foods. It would be hard for me NOT to be vegan now that I know that killing just isn’t necessary to have a happy life and body. Of course going vegan isn’t just a “diet” … it’s about making nonviolent choices everywhere and feeling GOOD about it!

  • B says:

    I think it’s good that an athlete is standing up for animals in some form. You can hope they go beyond that BUT don’t expect it. I’m vegetarian not vegan. It’s hard enough finding affordable vegetarian meals going out to eat and buying groceries to accomodate a vegetarian diet. Celebrities have it easier as they can afford their own cooks and expensive produce etc. If someone goes vegetarian you should be thankful for at least that. It’s def not easy. And in Texas it’s even harder.

  • Andre Inglis says:

    I am my strongest and most athletic as a vegan… If you are not vegan GO VEGAN! Forget the blood and bones and just do it!

  • lisa says:

    I thin his body already looks in top shape keep up the good work wish they all looked like you in the UK.

  • Laura says:

    your mind and body do feel lighter after you become a vegan!! its so great!!

  • jackke friend says:

    thanks 2 this sports figure 4 speaking out against animal abuse torture. please treat all animals with dignity respect. we’ll answer to God one day.