Ireland Baldwin Starts a 21-Day Vegan Challenge

07/23/2015 at 11:12 AM ET

Ireland Baldwin
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Ireland Baldwin is going green.

The model and daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger announced on Instagram that she is beginning a 21-day vegan challenge and will be blogging about it on Tumblr.

“I will be posting my attempt at countless vegan recipes, homeopathic practices, environmentally friendly alternatives, AFFORDABLE, natural skincare routines and fitness progress,” she wrote of her new site Babes of Anarchy.

Baldwin, 19 — who recently completed three weeks of treatment at the SOBA Recovery Center in May for emotional trauma — says this isn’t the first time she has attempted to take control of her health with veganism.

“There have been countless times in my life where I have committed to veganism and failed miserably due to my lack of willpower and ignorance as to how to cook vegan, shop vegan and fully take the plunge into a cruelty free lifestyle,” she captioned a photo of a lush garden. “I have finally met someone who is mentoring me through a [21] day vegan challenge starting today.”

The meat-free diet has been in the spotlight during the past year, winning over stars like Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who launched a vegan meal delivery service after completing the 22 Days Nutrition challenge — which a PEOPLE editor also tackled —with her personal trainer Marco Borges.

“I wasn’t fully aware of the effects meat and other animal by products were having on my skin, weight gain, chronic sinus infections and overall health,” wrote Baldwin. “I am looking SO forward to turning my health around, eating clean, and most importantly, saving the [animals].”

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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whatever on

So what!

Linda on

Yeah for meat eaters.I like my vegetables but I love my meat.I used to be basically vegetarian I got healthier when I started to add more meat protein into my diet. I was told by my homeopathic practitioner I needed more animal protein and he was right. Am 60 and feel better now that I have in years. Its all a balance of everything for me.

jeffwinterwolfhewitt on

Her dad knows Paul McCartney

Brian on

She looks just like her father.

toby sprickle on

Sweet – this means there are more Big Macs for me to eat !

porkchop on

The only challenge that would interest me from this chick is a silence/absence challenge.

Barb on

That’s a great idea. I would like to stop eating animal products also.

Adam on

It’s good to hear when someone keeps an open mind, and disallows any firm attachment to materialistic pleasures. There are near an infinite amount of experiences one can have, but so many merely repeat the same routine that they are comfortable with. Variety is not eating meat every day. Though diversity might not appeal to everyone, through it they may get to know themselves better.

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