Foodie Confessions: Vegan before 6pm?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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 confessionsbreakfasting 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)


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It's definitely possible! We can be vegan on certain days here and definitely try to find the right balance with meals.

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Tiffany Kadani said...

I love this. I'm pretty much vegan during the day (I only eat fruits and veggies) but since the husband loves his meat, I eat a little at night. It's our compromise.

Anonymous said...

I've been vegan for 25 years and consider it one of the best decisions of my life. Here's a video to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice and why the number of vegans has doubled in the US in less than 3 years.:

Also, here's a link for everyone to make the transition easily: 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

Becky Kozak said...

Wow, that sounds like a challenge, but maybe a fun one!! You'll have to tell us how you liked the book!

xo Becky
Seductive Mania

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

I read about that before on the Dinner A Love Story blog and also Kimberly Snyder writes in her book that it makes more sense to have the heaviest meal for dinner as you´re fasting for 10 to 12 hours after that and it´s better for your body.....

However I do not agree with the totally vegan point of that. I do love eggs but I agree that cutting back on white stuff and dairy does make sense!

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally, Chic 'n Cheap Living:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..that is sweet, Tiffany:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you for the links, Anonymous! I am going to check them out right now. Btw: congrats on 25 years! That is amazing.

Diana Mieczan said...

I will for sure, Becky!

Diana Mieczan said...

How interesting, Martie:)

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