Lea Michele spent Halloween on the couch watching scary movies with a takeaway pizza. But you won’t find any cheese in her fridge. “I keep my home completely vegan, which I think is one of the most important things,” The Mayor actress told Us Weekly at a recent ABC event. “If you keep your home healthy, then, when you’re reaching for snacks, you’re not reaching for bad things. So, I stock it with fruits and vegetables.”
Though the 5-foot-3 star occasionally integrates meat into her meal plan, right now she is strictly vegetarian. “My diet changes often,” she admitted to Us. “I just did a three-day soup and juice cleanse, which was really amazing. It resets the system.”
To stay focused on set, Michele, 31, swears by yoga. “I treat my body very well because I need all the energy I can get. We have crazy hours. We’re always traveling,” she said. “I don’t do yoga to look good. I do it to feel good. And then you look good in the end.
Another reason the Glee alum is glowing: she loves her cast mates. “We don’t do anything without each other. We’re all a unit. It’s really unbelievable,” she gushed. “You never know when you’re getting into when you go into a new job, but I got really, really, really lucky.” Though Michele shares the most scenes with The Mayor’s Brandon Michael Hall, she noted, “I really love them all.”
After work you can find her with Kevin (Probably) Saves the World actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher. “Jo is one of my best friends in the entire,” Michele told Us (as she Instagrammed a pic of them together!). “It just so happens both of our shows are on ABC on Tuesday nights. We can’t believe it. We’re on at 9:30 and she’s on at 10. It’s crazy!”