Let’s be honest. It can be quite challenging to adopt and stick to a vegan diet if you don’t have a big “why” behind it all. For popstar Jessie J, living with a vegan diet has been easy. Why? Because it helps her manage her chronic pain.

According to Women’s Health, Jessie J was advised by her doctor that she would have to either live with the constant pain she was experiencing or choose to have a hysterectomy. Rather than opting to undergo surgery, Jessie J decided to take control of the situation by managing her symptoms in a natural way.

This led Jessie J to decide to adopt a vegan diet. In an interview with Women’s Health, she says, "I decided to manage the pain and do it naturally. So four years ago, I cut out sugar from my diet to try and stop bacteria from building up in my body. Once I cut out sugar, I realized how much I began to enjoy food when it was good for me - and it was balancing out everything-my health, my moods, my sleep."

After first quitting sugar, Jessie J then decided to remove meat from her diet. After about a year of abstaining from meat, the popstar took her final steps toward a vegan diet by removing all other animal by-products. According to Jessie, it took her nearly two years to completely transition to a full-on vegan diet. She has been enjoying this new lifestyle for a little over a year now.