Low carb and low fat have dominated the diet scene, especially when it comes to weight loss. There has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of being vegetarian or vegan, but there have been just as many who claim that you can’t possibly get things like protein from anything but meat, because of course we don’t eat tofu, beans, nuts, or other non-meat based protein sources. This said, the more people talk about GMO and other issues, the more people are turning to a more
natural diet plan, which could be at least partially vegan, which may not be such a bad thing.
If you’ve ever tried a vegan diet, most of us aren’t disciplined enough to do it all the time. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from it. New York Times columnist Mark Bittman suggests that by being a part time vegan, you could largely eliminate the GMOs and antibiotics in your food, lower your carbon footprint, eat healthier, and substantially cut back on sugar.
Eat fruits and veggies with every meal, and drop the meat in 1-2 of your meals, and you’re doing great.
There are some who are recommending a vegan diet until 6PM for both weight loss and good health. Bittman in particular has become a significant proponent of the diet approach finding,
We should all be eating more plants and you don’t have to give up anything to do that. I probably eat 60% less meat than I used to. I almost never cook meat at home, and at dinner I’m usually either vegetarian or I eat fish.