Vegetable oils? Fake eggs? Atkins bars? Please! The best foods for you are generally whole. Eat real eggs and use full-fat cream, eat lots of vegetables sauteed in a bit of olive oil or coconut oil. These foods satisfy, these foods have more nutrients, and these aren't frankenfoods with strange ingredients. Go whole 80% of the time, and you'll do yourself a favor.
I'm an advocate of fat - it doesn't make you fat unless it's in excess. Eat the real stuff, not the chemically processed stuff! That goes for everything, and do your best to buy sustainably if your budget allows. Indulge occasionally!
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Eating real foods: beef, chicken, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables - real whole food - will take you where you need to go. And you'll be happier than if you'd eaten a piece of "healthy" chocolate cake or WW franken-food brownie.
A great way to test this: Would my great great grandparents recognize this as food?
I can't believe how satisfying whole foods + exercise is to me! It's so SIMPLE. I'm not even counting points. I am concentrating on nutrition. For the first time in my life I'm actually looking around for things to give me more calories!I never have an overwhelming sensation to want to "cheat". I just eat real foods and exercise moderately and can't believe how great I feel!334
It's Michael Pollan's description of a healthy diet. It means you should eat real food (not the highly processed supermarket stuff). You should eat meat and carbs but focus on enough vegetables, fruits etc. Cook it yourself and you will know when enough's enough and what healthy and what's not.
Michael Pollan's books: The omnivore's dillema, Food rules and in defense of food.
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