Science has been on the side of eating fewer animal products because as compared to the average omnivorous way of eating, plant-based diets tend to be higher in fiber and antioxidants and lower in unhealthy fats, not to mention significantly better for the environment.

However, there are some drawbacks to being vegan, such as zombie-like energy levels and major difficulty getting enough protein. This is why several former vegetarian celebrities have said goodbye to a strict diet of tofu and vegetables and have started eating lean protein, eggs, and even the occasional buttery chicken.

Here are some awesome celebrities who are quick to admit to savoring meat dishes:

IN BOLLYWOOD:

  1. Salman Khan:

North Indian food with all its spices and aroma has to be one of the best cuisines in India. And Salman Khan has an eternal love affair with biryani. However, not just any biryani can satisfy the taste buds of bhaijaan. Only the homemade biryani of his mom Salma can satisfy his biryani cravings. Besides, he also loves kebabs.

  1. Anushka Sharma:

With the almost stick-thin figure that she has, Anushka Sharma hardly looks like an avid lover of her all-time favorite dishes- butter chicken and Hyderabadi biryani. But she does love the meat dishes – especially when her mum cooks it.

  1. Shahrukh Khan:

King Khan has the world at his feet, but instead of an international cuisine, the actor loves the popular grilled chicken. Crispy and juicy, this chicken dish is included in SRK’s lunch almost daily.

  1. Amir Khan:

Developed and perfected by the royal chefs of the Mughal Empire centuries ago, Mughlai cuisine still reigns supreme in the hearts of foodies today. And Amir Khan is someone who loves it, ardently. From biryani badshahi to shahi rogan josh – this actor loves them all.

  1. Madhuri Dixit:

Beloved Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit’s love for fish is no secret. In fact, the actress has her own special recipe for one of her favorite fish dishes – creamed fish. Easy to make and tasty to eat, you can get the recipe online.

IN HOLLYWOOD:

1.       Gabrielle Union:

While Gabrielle admits to eating lean cuts of meat and fish and at least two servings of leafy greens a day, she also says she doesn't deprive herself. "What good is it to be emaciated if your stomach’s always growling?” she tells Us Weekly. “That sucks. Have a burger!”

2.       Anne Hathaway:

Swimming with 40 extra pounds slapped onto your body would be tough for almost anyone. But for Hathaway, who had to don a heavy space suit while filming a water scene for Interstellar, being vegan made the grueling experience even more difficult. "I just didn't feel good, neither healthy nor strong," she told Harper's Bazaar. To get her strength back, she experimented with a Paleo-style diet that included plenty of fish and poultry. The shift back to animal protein immediately gave her more energy, prompting her to end her relationship with veganism for good.   

3.       Marilyn Monroe:

Even Marilyn Monroe, who was known for her curves and beautiful skin, loved to savor meat dishes. "My dinners at home are startlingly simple. Every night I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops or liver, which I broil in the electric oven in my room. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat and that is all."

When you are a celebrity, looking fit is part and parcel of the job description. Thus, the meat-eating habits of these uber-popular celebrities give us, mango people, the hope that we too can look as good even after gorging ourselves on tasty meat dishes.

You can buy your meat cuts from the Chikmeat website and gorge yourselves, just like your favorite celebrities.