It has been three years since Eclipse actress Bryce Dallas Howard welcomed son Theo into her life, and before this time and throughout her pregnancy, the actress was a loyal vegan. Howard has called her choice to be vegan, “more of a personal choice than a health choice,” though she enjoyed the “wonderful health benefits” associated with the diet/lifestyle.
In an interview with Self magazine, the 29-year-old opened up about having to alter her diet after being diagnosed with a rare condition postpartum, saying,
Unfortunately, I learned a few months after my son’s birth that I actually had a rare condition that was triggered by pregnancy, where consuming the amino acids from meat became critical to my health. My doctor sat me down and finally said, ‘Bryce, you need to choose between your ethics and your future.’”
The actress then opened up about making the switch, “It was actually a very challenging and emotional transition to make, but I was grateful to my doctor for putting things in perspective for me, and I was grateful for my time as a Vegan as I now have such a more profound appreciation for where my food comes from.”
Howard, who takes over the role of the villain vampire Victoria in the latest installment of the Twilight saga, has been married to Dirty Sexy Money star Seth Gabel for four years.