Life of a Fighter Presents “The Sexy Vegan Lifestyle: Ella Magers”


Hi everyone! I want to share with you the feature interview that was posted on the Life of a Fighter website December 6, 2013. In it I discuss what it means to be a Sexy Fit Vegan™ and address how the topic relates to the mixed martial arts community.

LifeOfAFighterScreenshotExcerpts from the article:

As wonderful a concept as a vegan diet may be, is it enough subsistence for our readers and fighters? Magers not only says yes, but declares it’s the true wellness lifestyle. “An MMA fighter should go vegan for the same reason any athlete, or any other person should go vegan,” she says, “Whole plant food is quality fuel for our bodies. It is a choice that can result in improved performance and physical health. As a bonus, going vegan means living conscientiously, compassionately, and showing you care about life as well as the environment our descendants will inherit. In our modern day society, a vegan lifestyle is simply the healthiest, most compassionate, and ecologically sound way to live.”

As for advice for the MMA community Magers says, ” The MMA community and vegan communities have one thing in common; they are both highly stereotyped groups. It’s time to break the mold! Vegans can be sexy, strong, and athletic. MMA fighters can be conscientious, intelligent, and compassionate. Vegans can be MMA athletes and MMA athletes can be vegans. I am both. More and more people are joining me everyday. It’s a win-win-win!” 

Enjoy the rest of the article and join the discussion on the Sexy Fit Vegan™ Forum!

In Health & Happiness, Ella

Robin Quiver Fights Off Cancer

Vegan Robin Quivers Fights Cancer

The Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers - ArrivalsRobin, long time sidekick to Howard Stern, is back in the studio after taking a year off to fight endometrial cancer. She attributes the strength she possessed during her stent of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to her vegan diet.

In her book “The Vegucation of Robin,” Quivers wrote “My plant-based diet was helping my body heal. I couldn’t believe the difference I saw. I’d never had such a dramatic shift in my health – not when I was taking medication, not when I was wearing a neck brace, and certainly not when I was eating whatever I wanted. I no longer had to rearrange my entire life around being sick.”

It’s just so great to hear another story about the healing powers of a whole foods, plant based diet. Go Robin!!!

If you are interested in more details, see the articles from the following:
NY Daily News
Dr. Oz
Today Show via YouTube

Shout-Out to Ellen DeGeneres

Vegan Ellen

I want to give a big shout-out to Ellen DeGeneres for being such a strong voice for the voiceless! Since going vegan years ago, Ellen has been extremely vocal about her reasons and dedicated to spreading the word and helping others get on the path of compassion and health. Since her interview with Katy Couric several years ago ( Ellen has made it a point to do interviews with other vegan celebrities such as Bill Clinton ( and Kathy Freston ( She did an amazing job when she was on the Rachel Ray show, demonstrating her ability to share her knowledge and experiences in a way that doesn’t alienate people ( A large part of her website is also devoted to vegan tips, news, recipes, etc. GO ELLEN! Keep up the great work!!!

Top 7 Sexy Fit Vegan Male Celebrities

Vegan Hollywood Celebrities

Countless celebrities, athletes, and public figures have made the switch to a plant based diet, and I predict that list will grow exponentially over the next few years!

The following is my list of the top 5 Sexy Fit Vegan™ MALE Celebrities of 2013. Until now, it seemed like females were in the majority when it came to taking the leap to a vegan diet. Now however, men are stepping into the spotlight as proudly vegan! This list is based on my latest research, and yes, there’s always a chance people will slip up, or try a different diet at some point. However, I picked 5 that seem truly devoted to maintaining a vegan lifestyle, so hopefully, they will all continue with their plant based diets for the rest of their lives!

  1. Woody Harrelsonwho was named PETA’s Sexiest Male Celebrity Vegetarian of 2012 told Esquire that it was in NY, when he was just starting out as an actor that he became vegan, “I was on a bus and some girl sees me blowing my nose. I had acne all over my face, which I’d had for years and years. And she’s like: ‘Hey, you’re lactose intolerant. If you quit dairy, all these symptoms you got will be gone in three days.’ I was like twenty-four. And I was like, No way. But three days later: gone.” mac danzig
  2. Mac Danzig: This well known UFC fighter told Men’s Fitness magazine that he gave up dairy first in 1999 because he thought it was causing him painful ear infections. Then, in 2004, he cut meat from his diet as well. He sets a great example, showing that athletes can excel on a vegan diet… and mixed martial arts is one of the most demanding sports on the body there is (from my own practice I certainly know the strength and energy it takes
  3. Russell Brandt: According to, this British comedian who has been vegetarian since age 14, became vegan after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives in 2011.
  4. Steve-O, yes, the Jackass guy, has been vocal about his decision to go vegan about four years ago. He talks passionately about the harmful effects and practices of factory farming as well as his health. He discusses his transition in What Came Before, a documentary about three animals who either escaped or were rescued from factory farms.
  5. Jason Mraz, the singer who recently won “Favorite Male Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards, is enthusiastically sharing how his vegan diet has changed his life on his blog. He writes, “I ride longer distances on my bike, can do more pull-ups than ever, and my brain seems to have a larger capacity for new projects, problem solving, songwriting, and fielding random questions… It also makes me a lot better in bed.” And who doesn’t want that?!!
  6. Mickey Madden, bassist for Maroon 5 told PETA in an interview, “I have a general affection for animals and a respect for all living things. And having those sparks of interest led me to do some research, and when you dig a little below the surface, what you find is really disturbing. It kind of makes veganism seem like the only option. I can’t even conceive of going back to eating animal products at all.”
  7. Thomas Dekker, star of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, says it was an experience at a pig farm when he was eight years old that turned  on to a vegan diet by age 12, according to The Vegetarian Times.


So there you have it… proof that REAL MEN EAT PLANTS!