Q Is the VB6 (Vegan before 6pm) diet good to help me go vegan?
A The VB6 diet involves following a vegan diet before 6pm. After this, you’re ‘allowed’ to eat meat, fish, dairy and eggs, but you’re still advised to limit processed foods. I don’t think there’s a particular evidence base behind it, but it’s good if it leads to eating more fruit, vegetables and wholegrains, and less meat and processed foods. Of course, if you save up all the highfat and high-calorie stuff until the evening and don’t eat much more healthily overall, it may not lead to weight loss or health benefits. But if you’re using it as a gradual switch to a vegan diet, you can practise and prepare healthy vegan meals containing sufficient nutrients such as zinc,iron, vitamins D and B12. Visit vegansociety.com for more helpful info.