- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (18 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751553409
- ISBN-13: 978-0751553406
- Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 2.3 x 15.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The best-selling author and popular New York Times columnist gives us his innovative and easy diet plan, complete with recipes - by eating vegan every day before 6:00pm, you can lose weight and dramatically improve your health.
From the Back Cover
Six years ago, an overweight, pre-diabetic Mark Bittman faced a medical order: adopt a vegan diet or go on medication. He didn't want to spend the rest of his life on pills, but as a food writer he lived - and worked - to eat.
Mark's solution was to switch to a 'flexitarian' diet: until 6:00 pm each day he was a vegan, his food consisting of fresh vegetables, fruits, and grains. After 6:00 p.m. he'd eat however he wanted. He called this plan 'Vegan Before 6:00' (VB6 for short), and not only did Mark swiftly lost two and a half stone but the diet proved to be lasting and sustainable in the long term.
VB6 involves no gimmicks, scales, calorie counting, or point systems. There are no so-called forbidden foods - just delicious home-cooked meals and a practical solution to healthier eating. In the book you will find recipes to kick-start your new life-style, alongside a complete 28-day eating plan showing VB6 in actin, plus tips and advice from Mark throughout.
If you're one of the millions who have thought of trying a vegan diet but fear it's too monotonous or unfamiliar, or simply don't want to give up the foods you love to eat, VB6 will introduce a new, flexible, and quite simply better way of eating you can really live with . . . for life.See all Product Description
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My total cholesterol is too high & I can't think that it's down to the amount of meat I eat but I do plead guilty to eating far too much dairy & vegetarianism seemed only likely to increase consumption - so, what to do? By becoming a part time vegan I have eliminated yogurt for breakfast, chunks of cheese for snacks, cream in soups, mayo on salads................ & all without having to eat horrible 'low fat' or 'fat free' products.
My VB6 is very flexible. Pizza Express for lunch yesterday with the grandchildren so I ate what I wanted & had a vegan soup in the evening, BBQ Sunday lunch, vegan at night but mostly I follow the rules & have no animal products before 6pm. Want a snack? Basically think nuts & not too many of them as not surprisingly white flour & sugar are also off limits as are 'mystery products' if you can't pronounce it & it has very little resemblence to any known food, you probably shouldn't be eating it.
I have made quite a few of the recipes & enjoyed them all in varying degrees, I am yet to love tofu but Mark Bittman is not shy with the salt & that perks things up a bit.
Importantly it's in Engish not American so no wondering what some of the ingredients might be
The weight loss is grindingly slow - 2lbs in 3 weeks but as I wasn't technically 'overweight' to start with perhaps that's to be expected. Anyway as the main reason for embarking on this was to improve my cholesterol I'm not overly bothered. It has reawakened my interest in vegetarianism & I have just bought 'How to Cook Everything Vegetarian' also by Mark Bittman
I gave this book four stars instead of five for two reasons: 1) As other reviewers have said, the nutritional background provided for the diet is a bit long, and not that well put together - remember, he's a chef and food reviewer, not a nutritionist. 2) If you actually followed the 28-day plan, you would be cooking for hours upon hours a day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting philosophy towards life, health and food . Can't wait to take it on boardPublished 7 months ago by Liz
This book is brilliant. I Especially like the recipes at the back. The hummus and stewed fruit recipe are very good. Read morePublished 8 months ago by bev wright
I tried this but overall wasn't impressed. Didn't lose any weight but did feel healthier. Not enough recipes.Published 17 months ago by zebedee
there is nothing in this book to encourage you to try and lose weight by following this system at all.Published on 7 Dec. 2013 by mad manc
Sensible long-term way of changing to a healthy diet. Explains the reasoning and easy to follow. It works for me.Published on 1 Dec. 2013 by Mrs F J White
I found it disappointing, too wordy and too American. The whole book could have been condensed into a quarter of its present size. I cannot be bothered to read it all.Published on 11 Oct. 2013 by Sheila Flagg