Foodie Mark Bittman Explains ‘Vegan Before 6′

One of the most talked about books of the spring is New York Times food writer Mark Bittman’s VB6 (a.k.a. Vegan Before Six). In it he explains his diet — which is more a strategy for healthy eating than a structured plan — where he consumes only vegan foods until dinnertime, then eats whatever he wants. It’s a compromise that Bittman dreamed up six years ago after his doctor spotted early signs of diabetes and heart disease, and suggested he go vegan, meaning no …