This is how I felt when I woke up:
Hopefully that’s not how I looked. Eh, it probably was. Who else is glad it’s Thursday?!
I woke up craving waffles. You need to try Van’s waffles if you haven’t already. They’re convenient, delicious and pack a decent nutritional punch. My only complaint is that they don’t come with more in the package. Wah wahh.
I topped one with PB + Banana which always makes me happy. I call this the pb-nana-waffle-wich. Creative, huh?
The other day I stumbled upon an article by Mark Bittman. If you don’t know about this food expert, please read about him. He wrote Food Matters, which is about eating sanely, judiciously and consciously. I still haven’t gotten around to reading it, but it’s at the top of my book list.
The article I read was entitled “Vegan Before Dinnertime.” Yes, it’s from 2009 and yes, I’m probably living under a rock, so if you’ve heard about this already, skip over this. Bittman had developed high cholesterol and blood sugar, so he decided to change his diet completely. Instead of eating the same all day, he used a “vegan til 6″ plan; up until dinner he ate only fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. At dinner he ate whatever he wanted, including any and all forms of animal products (the guy tends to eat a ton of pate). He lost 35 pounds within a few months and his levels decreased drastically.
I thought this was really interesting. While I could never go vegan, (sorry to you vegans out there!) eating that cleanly during the day is something to think about. I’m not sure if I could live without cheese during my lunch, but it’s a revolutionary thought, to me. Bittman was pretty much what I would call a half vegan. Crazy, right?
So, would you do this diet? Would you be a half vegan?