Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Food Rules, Rule Number One

If you've been following me for a while, you know I'm a fan of the author Michael Pollan, who so beautifully writes about food. Part of the appeal is that he breaks it down to a simple science, which is remarkable in our very complicated world of food. When did it all become so complicated? I doesn't need to be! (that's why you're reading veganmam!)

Pollan wrote a best-selling book called Food Rules, which is a handbook of sorts with simple rules of eating. It's sensible and it's a nice book to dip into when you're feeling like you're slipping and losing sight. He recently revised the 2009 edition to include some new "rules" and a beautiful new cover.

Over the next few weeks I'll share some of his food rules. Read them, think about them and try them out. I truly believe sometimes it's the smallest (but consistent) changes in our lives that can be so profound.


Eat Food.

What? That's it? Yes! EAT FOOD. Not "edible foodlike substances" you find on the grocery store shelves, but REAL food. That's it! Real food is exactly what you think it is: apples, celery, beans, bread, oatmeal, nuts....real food. Not Pringles, Pop Tarts, Chicken Nuggets, Trix Yogurt. Real Food.

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