Bittman Confesses to Veganism Before 6

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Mark Bittman has a straightforward way of sticking to Michael Pollans mantra from In Defense of Food (Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants): Hes a VB6 Vegan Before 6, he tells NPR. Bittman has lost 30 pounds by eating fruits, vegetables, and grains before splurging on the food I love most but with a little restraint at dinner. He also congratulates himself for reducing greenhouse gases, however minimally, by moderating his consumption of the 10 billion animals the U.S. produces in a year. NPR follows Bittmans dissertation with a recipe for cassoulet that calls for a pound of Italian sausage. Must be dinner.

Back To Basics: Good For You, Good For The Earth [NPR]