Well, actually, that article is critiquing another article that criticized the "Pollanites" - the author of the article linked in the OP doesn't agree with this.
I continue to believe that limiting one's reliance on processed foods is the biggest favour a person can do for their body, their health and their wallet. But we've been outsourcing our food-prep to corporate/industrial factory kitchens for a couple of generations or so, now... it will take time for the pendulum to shift. Honestly, if we all suddenly went to a Real Food diet and shunned all processed food? There wouldn't be enough food to go around. We do not have the infrastructure to support it - we don't have the local-market-gardens and organic dairies, not enough to feed *everyone* from, anyways - our food is all grown on centralized uni-crop industrial farms, packed, preserved or frozen and shipped, warehoused, distributed via grocery stores - if we all stopped shopping this way and went only to the farmers' market? Yeah. Our agricultural industry could not handle that.
So! Onwards I plod, towards a diet of unprocessed home-cooked locally-sourced "real ingredients" to the best of my ability... funny how the idea of eating simple unprocessed food has become so foreign to us that it seems almost radical and subversive to suggest rejecting the mainstream Big Food processed delights that we've all grown up with.
And before I start sounding too high and mighty - yeah my diet is not totally "clean" - my meat comes from Costco, and I'm sure they aren't sourcing from a pastoral Pollanite farm... I eat boxed dried pasta and "cheat" with bottled sauce, etc., etc. I try to do better about preparing food for myself from scratch, but I haven't completely relinquished "convenience" as a sometimes-motivator.
Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 6/26/2013 (23:00)
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5