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'Vegan before 6' diet strategy gaining popularity

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There are no shortage of weight loss plans, but many people might consider a hard-core vegan diet, no meat or animal products, as too extreme a solution. That could be changing though, thanks in part to the dieting strategy of an influential food critic. There are no shortage of weight loss plans, but many people might consider a hard-core vegan diet, no meat or animal products, as too extreme a solution. That could be changing though, thanks in part to the dieting strategy of an influential food critic. Reggie Bass doesn't just preach a strict vegan diet -- he credits it with saving his life. The 61-year-old Oakland resident says he had begun to develop the symptoms of diabetes when he decided to eliminate all animal products and processed foods from his diet. "And I wound up losing 40 pounds; I rid myself of all the symptoms of diabetes. I was 100 percent raw vegan," said Bass.
He now sells prepared vegan meals for a living, gaining converts one pallet at a time. But he admits the life style is still lacking mass appeal.

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'Vegan before 6' diet strategy gaining popularity