Saturday, February 20, 2010
Since October my food intake has drastically changed. All I use to eat was fast food, and now I eat food, not just junk. Who knew eating healthy actually tasted really really good? I got this book a few weeks ago and have been wanting to blog about it. Michael Pollan is an excellent resource for learning about what to eat, and just general tips if you are trying to change how you eat. Here's are a few of my favorite "Rules" from the Book.
1. Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. (Think yogurt in a tube)
2. Avoid foods that have some form of sugar (or sweetener) listed among the top three ingredients. (I'm trying to get better at this one!)
3. Avoid food products that contain more than five ingredients. (Go look at anything that is prepackaged in your pantry and see just how many ingredients it has.)
4. Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle. (I've been trying this recently and it's really really good!)
5. Eat only foods that will eventually rot.
6. It's NOT food if it arrived through the window of your car. (Ha!)
7. Eat sweet foods as you find them in nature. (think fruit...)
8. Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of your milk (throw away the fruit loops now!)
9. Eat when you're hungry, not when you are bored.
10. Last but not least, Break the rules once in a while.
I like the last one because we are all human. I'm not saying not to ever eat pizza or ice cream again, just don't eat the entire pizza, or ice cream everyday. I break the rules once in a blue moon and don't count calories, and I think it's just good for my sanity.
The end! :)