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Vegan by Day

March 4, 2009

In Mark Bittman’s latest book Food Matters he talks about how most people find it difficult to improve their eating habits. While it may seem daunting to cut out all processed foods and eat more vegetables, whole grains and fruits it is really quite simple. Bittman subscribes to the 100 percent vegan before 6 p.m. and for dinner he indulges in other foods he loves. 

Eating healthfully doesn’t necessarily mean cutting fat and calories it just means increasing the whole foods. You will naturally find that by crowding in more of the good the processed foods are crowded out.

If you subscribe to the new vegan by day and anything goes at night eating pattern it is important to make sure you’re eating enough during the day. Experiment with making breakfast or lunch your biggest meal filled with whole grains, vegetables or fruit. Try the breakfast experiment. Explore different lunch options here. When you eat enough whole foods during the day you will be less likely to indulge in chemicalized, artificial junk food at night.

Let us know how you improve your eating habits.

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.