Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Vegan 21 Day Jump Start
Neal Barnard, M.D. is a forward thinking clinician who runs the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), He's the author of several books and has embraced a Vegan diet as a major contributor to health and well being.
Some of my colleagues wonder what a vegan eats, since a meal without meat, cheese or dairy sounds limiting. I've been asked 'how do you make a Vegan pizza? Cheese substitute?'.
The answer is that a vegan diet is so varied and delicious that I never crave any other foods. Getting to the point where a double stuffed pepperoni pizza sounds vile may be a journey for some.
Dr. Barnard and the PCRM created the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart so begin the transformation. Here's a sample of the recipes.
Earlier this week, I visited Google's New York offices and was impressed at the number of vegan dishes in their famous company cafeterias - about half the dishes are vegan.
My advice - give the 21 day kick start a try. It's only 3 weeks and you can go back to meat and butter if it does not work out. Your heart and your doctors will thank you.
Posted by John Halamka at 3:00 AM