Reality star plans to bring baby up as a vegan after 'making promise to animals'

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By Nasima Khatun

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A reality star has divided opinions after she admitted that she will be bringing her baby up as a vegan.

Lucy Watson, best known for her role on the British reality TV show Made In Chelsea, recently announced that she is expecting her first child with her husband James Dunmore.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the 32-year-old posted a picture of the happy couple while cradling her bump alongside the caption: "Our little miracle."

The sweet post was well-received by friends and fans alike, who all took to the comment section to send kind words to both Watson and Dunmore on their journey to becoming first-time parents.

Now that the news has been made public, Watson has been taking to social media to give her 1.1 million fans an insight into the rollercoaster that is pregnancy.

On Friday, the star held a Q&A where fans were given the opportunity to ask her some questions and that was where she announced that she would be raising her baby as a vegan.

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Lucy Watson admitted she will be raising her baby as a vegan. Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty

"For me, veganism is a promise I made to the animals, one I will never break," she said, referring to the moment she watched a baby lamb get slaughtered on her family's farm when she was just a child. "No matter what."

"In terms of my diet, I’ve made a conscious effort to eat less processed food and more whole foods," she continued. "Also - protein. I made sure I got at least 60g a day, protein is the building blocks of life and essential to grow a baby. Very achievable to get everything you need on a vegan diet, you just need to make a conscious effort, such as with any diet, to meet all your nutritional needs."

Watson has been a vegetarian ever since the incident on the farm and plans on being one throughout her pregnancy too. And just to prove her passion, she has also released two bestselling cookbooks for those looking for recipes for a plant-based diet.

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Lucy Watson attends a photocall to launch the new ad campaign for PETA at Covent Garden Piazza in 2014. Credit: Eamonn McCormack/WireImage/Getty

But not everyone has been completely supportive over the 32-year-old's decision to raise her baby as a vegan.

"I’ve had many people along this journey tell me you need to give up the vegan diet, it's stopping you getting pregnant, etc," Watson explained. "That is not the case, and for anyone dealing with the same doubts, I can assure you it is and can be a very healthy approach to pregnancy."

"There are people who are crack addicts who get pregnant," she continued. "Being vegan is not going to stop you. And yes, our baby will be vegan."

She then added that she had been struggling with sickness and had to consult her doctor as she feared she wasn’t getting enough nutrients.

"Now I’m back to eating how I ate pre-conception and so grateful to be able to!" she concluded.

Featured Image Credit: Dave Benett/Getty

Reality star plans to bring baby up as a vegan after 'making promise to animals'

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By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

A reality star has divided opinions after she admitted that she will be bringing her baby up as a vegan.

Lucy Watson, best known for her role on the British reality TV show Made In Chelsea, recently announced that she is expecting her first child with her husband James Dunmore.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the 32-year-old posted a picture of the happy couple while cradling her bump alongside the caption: "Our little miracle."

The sweet post was well-received by friends and fans alike, who all took to the comment section to send kind words to both Watson and Dunmore on their journey to becoming first-time parents.

Now that the news has been made public, Watson has been taking to social media to give her 1.1 million fans an insight into the rollercoaster that is pregnancy.

On Friday, the star held a Q&A where fans were given the opportunity to ask her some questions and that was where she announced that she would be raising her baby as a vegan.

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Lucy Watson admitted she will be raising her baby as a vegan. Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty

"For me, veganism is a promise I made to the animals, one I will never break," she said, referring to the moment she watched a baby lamb get slaughtered on her family's farm when she was just a child. "No matter what."

"In terms of my diet, I’ve made a conscious effort to eat less processed food and more whole foods," she continued. "Also - protein. I made sure I got at least 60g a day, protein is the building blocks of life and essential to grow a baby. Very achievable to get everything you need on a vegan diet, you just need to make a conscious effort, such as with any diet, to meet all your nutritional needs."

Watson has been a vegetarian ever since the incident on the farm and plans on being one throughout her pregnancy too. And just to prove her passion, she has also released two bestselling cookbooks for those looking for recipes for a plant-based diet.

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Lucy Watson attends a photocall to launch the new ad campaign for PETA at Covent Garden Piazza in 2014. Credit: Eamonn McCormack/WireImage/Getty

But not everyone has been completely supportive over the 32-year-old's decision to raise her baby as a vegan.

"I’ve had many people along this journey tell me you need to give up the vegan diet, it's stopping you getting pregnant, etc," Watson explained. "That is not the case, and for anyone dealing with the same doubts, I can assure you it is and can be a very healthy approach to pregnancy."

"There are people who are crack addicts who get pregnant," she continued. "Being vegan is not going to stop you. And yes, our baby will be vegan."

She then added that she had been struggling with sickness and had to consult her doctor as she feared she wasn’t getting enough nutrients.

"Now I’m back to eating how I ate pre-conception and so grateful to be able to!" she concluded.

Featured Image Credit: Dave Benett/Getty