I just finished readying Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. Have you read it?
While there wasn’t anything earth shattering in the book, it had some good ‘rules’.
The book is organized into 3 parts: 1. What should I eat? (Eat food). 2. What kind of food should I eat? (Mostly plants). and 3. How should I eat? (Not too much).
There are 64 rules total in the book. It is a quick read with most rules taking up one page with a brief description or explanation of the rule listed.
Here are some of my favorites:
From part 1. What should I eat? (Eat food).
Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
Eat only foods that will eventually rot.
If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.
From part 2. What kind of food should I eat? (Mostly plants).
Eat mostly plants, especially the leaves.
Eat your colors.
Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.
From part 3: How should I eat: (Not too much).
Stop eating before you’re full.
Treat treats as treats.
Break the rules once in a while.
I think I would like to read Michael Pollan’s first book: In Defense of Food. It sounds like that is more of a discussion and research on the Western diet. Has anyone read that?