Music icon Meat Loaf is going vegan for January, but said he won’t change his name to “Veg Loaf.” The rockstar is participating in Veganuary alongside the United Kingdom Italian restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s to promote climate change awareness.

Veganuary is when people go vegan during the month of January. On the name change, Meat Loaf told the Daily Star, “When Frankie & Benny’s first approached me to rebrand to Veg Loaf I said no way in hell – I won’t do that. But, I’d do anything for our planet and dropping meat for veg, even for just one day a week, can make a huge difference.”

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Elise Ash, the director of strategy and brand at Frankie & Benny’s also commented on the partnership to the Daily Star, “We wanted to encourage diners to swap meat for veg this January, so who better to sign up than one of the most recognised artists on the planet, “Funnily enough, our new video isn’t far off the original real-life pitch to Meat. While we couldn’t convince him to rebrand to Veg Loaf, we’re just delighted he’s the headline act for our new vegan menu and helping spread the word on the benefits of tucking into our meat-free dishes.”

Meat Loaf, real name Marvin Lee Aday, will be promoting the restaurant’s vegan hot dog, calzone and “cheese” potato skins. Meat Loaf said he was a vegetarian for 11 years before this. The singer is encouraging others to become meatless, saying, ” People should try and have two meatless nights a week. If everyone had a meatless night, that would save 1,600 people per steak – just multiply that!”

Celebrities Simon Cowell and Kelly Ripa have also adopted plant-based diets.

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects. Learn about some Common Health Concerns That May Disappear Once You Ditch Dairy and 10 Calcium Supplements For Healthy Living on a Dairy-Free and 10 Carrageenan-Free Non-Dairy Products!

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