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Fit and fabulous at 55, Michelle Pfeiffer runs and follows strict vegan diet

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What does it take to look as fabulous as Michelle Pfeiffer at 55? Diet dedication plus exercise, and lots of it, she told Ladies Home Journal in a recent interview. From her diet do's and don'ts to her fitness must-haves, get her secrets here.

Michelle decided to become a vegan when she saw a special about preventing heart disease. With many people close to her battling various diseases, she made the connection between diet and longevity.

"While it's open to debate, if there's any chance we can prevent a lot of chronic illnesses by the way we eat, why not try it? So I cut out meat and dairy and after two months my cholesterol shot down 83 points," she says proudly.

Michelle also credits former President Bill Clinton's story about going vegan for persuading her to change, she told CNN.

"OK, Bill Clinton loves food, so there must be something to [veganism] that's making him stick to it. And also, he's smart, so he's not going to do something unless he really thinks there's some science behind it," she recalls thinking.

In addition, the actress says that she read a book that made up her mind: "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure" (click for details).

"I just felt like...there was science behind it," she says. "And, you know, it was sort of irrefutable. ... I couldn't not listen to it. My father died from cancer, and the older you get, there's a lot of disease around you. And you see people struggling with chronic disease. You see people dying with terminal illnesses. And if in any way .... this is true, then you kind of have to listen to it."

Recognizing that fitness is essential for longevity as well, Michelle makes time for working out.

"I also try to exercise five days a week -- I run, do free weights," she revealed.



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