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 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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