Some diet ideas are worthy, and some are not. I endorse Mark Bittman’s Vegan Before 6:00 PM. Doesn’t he look happy in the photo below?
Six years ago, Mark Bittman’s weight, blood pressure and blood sugar were creeping into the danger zone.
The man who gave us “How to Cook Everything” and took viewers on a PBS tour in “Best Recipes in the World” has always indulged and eaten well. But as with many people, middle age and his diet caught up with him. His doctor made a radical suggestion: Consider becoming a vegan. It was a blunt wake-up call for the New York Times columnist and bestselling cookbook author. As someone who has built a career writing about food, Bittman wasn’t inclined to go all or nothing. He didn’t want to do pills, either. Taking stock of what he knew, he came up with Vegan Before 6:00. Focusing on increasing the intake of vegetables, fruits and legumes, he cut out junk food. Keeping things in check during the day, he culled a flexible diet cutting out animal products before dinner while allowing for indulgences in the evening.
Now 35 pounds lighter, he’s in better health and sharing this mindful “semi-vegan” approach.