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Fran Drescher feels great after adopting vegan diet

6/12/2014

Actress Fran Drescher has shed 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) after committing to a vegan and gluten-free diet. The Nanny star ignored doctors' advice to take new medications in a bid to solve her flagging energy level problems, and instead changed her diet. She launched a health overhaul, cutting out alcohol, animal products and items containing gluten from her diet - and it did wonders for her body. Showing off her new look on U.S. TV host Wendy Williams' show on Thursday (13Sep12), she said, "It was tough going, I wasn't able to knock off that kind of weight in years. I just decided that I wasn't feeling well... and I went to a bunch of doctors, and everybody had different prescriptions for all my symptoms and I just decided, 'No more, I'm gonna do alternative. I'm gonna to switch up my act, eat differently, clean up my act.' "And so I cut out alcohol... so that went, and I became gluten-free and vegan." And Drescher reveals she has even noticed a difference in her complexion: "I am getting a lot of compliments on my skin and how good I look and I really think it has to do with the no drinking. It (alcohol) dries your skin out a lot."

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