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Swank gave up vegetarianism to gain weight

Oscar-award winning actress Hilary Swank has revealed that she gave up vegetarianism after 18 years in a bid to gain weight and stay healthy. She admits she's much happier with her figure since the diet change.

entertainment Updated: Oct 10, 2009 19:52 IST

Oscar-award winning actress Hilary Swank has revealed that she gave up vegetarianism after 18 years in a bid to gain weight and stay healthy. Hilary Swank

The 35-year-old abandoned vegetarianism two years ago when she suddenly started dropping pounds. Swank admits she's much happier with her figure since the diet change, though she still struggles with eating animal flesh, reports gossip.ie.

"I just started withering away. I wasn't getting enough vitamins or protein. (It was) very emotional. I sat over my plate and cried. I really had to work through it. It still makes me emotional. I don't know if you have ever looked into a cow's eye, but it is so soulful. So I don't like it - but it's something I have to do," she said.