Real men eat beans, greens, and rice

I’m not vegetarian.  But I eat lots of plants!  1/2 – 1 lb of green veggies with every lunch and dinner.  Mike Tyson and Bill Clinton have lost tons of weight by eating a plant-based diet.

Fish or skinless chicken are my usual sources of protein.  But the other day at a graduation luncheon for my cousin’s daughter (go Lizzie!), the restaurant couldn’t steam fish for me.  So, I had beans as my protein source.  That, plus brown rice and spinach (and hot sauce) made for a great meal.

My sister ate such a diet when in Africa as a Peace Corp volunteer.  Suffice it to say, she was thinner there than when she’d been back in the US for a while.  Check out a similar story about a Chicago cab driver originally from Sudan.

Brown rice is to preferred to white rice; it still has the protective covering around the white rice that slows the absorption of the starch in the white rice inside.  Brown rice is like a whole grain; white rice is like white bread.  People who eat brown rice are less likely to develop diabetes than those who eat white rice.

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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