Week 3, Day17; Mostly Plants.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.
—Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma
I bet a number of you have seen this quote somewhere. It is good advice and something that keeps sticking in my head. Some of you know that I spent slightly over a year as a vegetarian. I began eating animals again last January (I was detoxing from one vice, picked up another? eh, not that eating animals is a vice, I fully support survival of the fittest, although a little humanity thrown in would be great-- I will stop this tangent now).
Today, since it is a short work day, I only had to log in my breakfast and snacks. Initially I was going to do a string cheese as part of my snack, but then this quote popped into my brain and I was like, let me finish that celery and peanut butter. Mind you, I often take a calcium supplement because I am a woman of child-bearing years (uhh that is so weird, and I'm not even thinking about baby making) and also because I don't want to break anything down the line.
I really like the ideas (and science!) behind "mostly plants". Nature may be imperfect but we surely could all benefit from nourishing ourselves as naturally as possible. Eating primarily plants always makes me feel great. I always feel light on my feet, bright-eyed, fresh, energetic. I'm not sure exactly the *how* of it, just that it works every time.
And nobody ever got fat eating fruits and vegetables. For realz.
Eat 'em up!