Author Mark Bittman’s common-sense approach to healthy eating and weight loss

I saw Mark Bittman speak last night as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival.  He writes for the NY Times about cooking and food policy.

I’ve not read his books, but two he mentioned two that  made a lot of sense to me.

  • One book teaches people about cooking fast – since people complain they don’t have time to cook.
  • Another suggests that we eat vegan before 6p, then eat whatever we want afterwards!  This approach allowed him lose 40 lbs after his ex-wife (is she jealous now?) called him “pudgy!”

Essentially he advocates many of the same things I did to lose (and keep off!) 130 lbs:

  • Eat mostly plants (though neither of us is vegetarian)
  • Shop
  • Cook
  • Avoid prepared/junk foods

He also talks about the joy of making cooking a social activity for friends and family.

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Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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