Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly PlantsMichael Pollan is my hero. His new book was cause for a visit with Oprah last week and I was so disappointed to have missed it. So....I went right out and bought the book.
It's a great synopsis of his previous books, and just as its' title implies a book of rules, or more gently guidelines for eating well. This great read takes about an evening to complete and leaves you with a greater resolve to take make wise food choices and eat well.
Much of the book is particularly timely after our "Processed Food Project". Here are a few of my favorite, and humorous, rules....
#1 - Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
#2 - Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
#3 - It's not food if it's called by the same name in every language. Think Cheetos and Big Macs.
#4 - Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.
#5 - Don't get your fuel from the same place your car does.
Read this book. Pat yourself on the back for all you already do. Challenge yourself to change the things you don't. You'll be really glad you did.