Mark Bittman Turning His "Vegan Before 6" Philosophy Into a Book

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You may remember that a few years ago New York Times columnist and How To Cook Everything author Mark Bittman admitted he'd taken on a "vegan until 6pm" diet, which helped him to lose 30 pounds. Now he's turning that philosophy into his latest book, due out next March.


He first wrote about this new way of eating in 2009 in this article for NPR:

During the day, I eat only plants — vegetables and fruits mostly, but beans and whole grains, too. At night, I revert to a more indulgent pattern and let myself eat the food I love most... but with a little restraint. It's that simple, and it's been dubbed VB6 — Vegan Before 6.

It's just one model of a new way of eating, but it makes sense on many levels. For one, by eating more plants, fewer animals and less processed food, I've lost 30 pounds and my cholesterol and blood sugar levels are normal again. Reducing your intake of animal products and processed food will do that.

New York Magazine reports Bittman's new book will be published in March 2013. What do you think of this philosophy? Is it something you subscribe to, or would be interested in trying?

Read More: Mark Bittman Turning "Vegan Before 6" Philosopy into a Book at New York Magazine

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