Wednesday, December 14, 2011
If you haven't read any of Michael Pollan's books, you should. In particular, I recommend "In Defense of Food." Pollan's thesis is that much of our health problems stem from eating artificially created foods and highly processed foods, and that health can be achieved by eating real foods, in moderation, mostly from plants.
Working from that premise, I've lost 20 pounds in just under 3 months. And I haven't felt deprived, or suffered cravings. I have enjoyed things like sour cream and real cheese, and real salad dressing. And butter - yes, real butter.
I have a long way to go, but I believe that eating this way is far more beneficial in the long run. And now I'm the co-leader of a Spark Team that supports this kind of eating.
If you are interested, please join us on Food Rules. I'm working to get this group back to the lively discussion and support group that I think it should be. Hope to see you there!