Monday, January 18, 2010
I was reading an article this morning on a new book by author Michael Pollan called Food Rules: An Eater's Manual . Two tips really caught my attention & I wanted to share them with everyone. They are as follows:
EAT ALL THE JUNK FOOD YOU WANT -- AS LONG AS YOU COOK IT YOURSELF
There is nothing wrong with eating sweets, fried foods, pastries, even drinking soda every now and then, but food manufacturers have made eating these formerly expensive and hard-to-make treats so cheap and easy that we're eating them every day. The french fry did not become America's most popular vegetable until industry took over the jobs of washing, peeling, cutting, and frying the potatoes -- and cleaning up the mess. If you made all the french fries you ate, you would eat them much less often, if only because they're so much work. The same holds true for fried chicken, chips, cakes, pies, and ice cream. Enjoy these treats as often as you're willing to prepare them -- chances are good it won't be every day.
EAT WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY, NOT WHEN YOU ARE BORED
For many of us, eating has surprisingly little to do with hunger. We eat out of boredom, for entertainment, to comfort or reward ourselves. Try to be aware of why you're eating, and ask yourself if you're really hungry-before you eat and then again along the way. (One old wive's test: IF YOU'RE NOT HUNGRY ENOUGH TO EAT AN APPLE, THEN YOU'RE NOT HUNGRY.) Food is a costly antidepressant.
I thought this was excellent advice & very good guidelines that we can all remember easily....hope you enjoy it also.