Darlings, could you eat like a vegan until dinner time? How about if that meant restoring your health or starting healthier eating habits?
When recently I read this article about Mark Bittman's newest book, I instantly became curious about the concept. I also ordered the book and I have just started to read it. According to Mark this type of eating plan will establish long lasting health eating routine as you're forced to consume more plant-based meals before 6 pm each day. The concept was born six years ago after Mark's doctor told him that it's time to make some eating changes toward veganism as his health was deteriorating. Since he loves meat and occasional junk food, he couldn’t imagine going cold turkey, so he came up with a solution that ended up being a winning one. The basic idea is to not eat white bread, white rice, animal or processed products or junk food till 6pm each day, and instead go for fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
The reason for the 6pm curfew is simple - we like to have fun at night. It’s completely pragmatic as it’s easier to get the healthy bit out of the way in the first part of the day and have whatever you fancy for dinner :) It’s something to look forward to, a treat if you will. Mark also says that there is room for cheating as it’s a process where you let your body restructure and on the long run you will experience that your food choices will become more conscious and healthier.
Very interesting, isn’t it? Have you read the book already? What are your thoughts on the concept? Would you try it? For me it wouldn't be too hard since I don't eat much meat as it is, but I'm not sure about white bread. xo
P.S: The above photos are of two great vegan breakfast recipes: fruit smoothie with coconut milk and furity nut butter with peaches.
P.P.S: Also, more on foodie confessions, breakfasting and this brilliant food tumblr dedicated to documenting the daily vegan eating habits of a 22-year old girl.
(Photos by Red Online, Isabelle Bertolini and Sonja)