Friday, May 25, 2012
I received the following quote and link from one of my doctors. I found it informative and it left me asking myself A LOT of questions. I'm hoping my local library has a copy, or can get a copy, of the book so I can have a look see. If you have the time and energy to watch this video I'd recommend it.
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. In a way, that’s all you need to know — so long as you understand that not everything in the supermarket is food. There are a lot of what I call “edible foodlike substances” that don’t deserve to be dignified with the label “food.” ~Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan: Food Rules for Healthy People and Planet
Here's what I wrote down:
1) Don't eat anything your great grandma wouldn't recognize as food.
2) Shop the outer edge of the supermarket
3) Avoid foods that never rot. Food is alive and it should eventually die. Honey is excluded.
4) Unless it's homemade, don't eat something that has more than five ingredients.
5) Eat sitting at a table.
6) Eat when you're hungry, not board.
7) Stop eating BEFORE you are full.
8) Don't eat cereal that changes the color of the milk. (Personally I think he should add ... Don't eat cereal that changes the color of the milk AND/OR your poo. It happens and you know it so let's just put it out there - the statement, not the poo. *BLUSH*)
BRILLIANT! I follow *most* these rules myself. Honestly, I don't subscribe to #5. I don't have an actual table at my home to eat at but I do make myself sit down when I have a meal there.
Do you vilify foods - the Good vs. Evil. Does this change the quantity of the "good" foods you eat?
Do you have personal food policies? I want to explore the personal food policy statement so reading the book will allow me to better understand what he is getting at. Food policies vs. Food Rules. My inner dialogue, Personal food policies seem to be more binding whereas food rules are just meant to be broken. HA!
I want to adopt this statement into my life, "I no longer have hunger" instead of "I am full."
Agree or disagree with all, or part, of this it's okay. I thought I'd share what came my way.
If you've stopped by and have made it to the end of this blog I'd love to hear your feedback, your perspective.