Michael Pollan] Food Rules An Eater's Manual

Review :

This book was a super quick read with 64 "food rules" which each had a paragraph or two explaining them in more detail. It has some great reminders and a few new ideas. Some of my favorites are:

Avoid food products that make health claims (you shouldn't have to advertise how healthly something is), Eat only food that will eventually rot, Treat meat as a flavoring, Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself (fries, ice cream, pies are all harder to make and highly processed, you will eat less and it will be more healthful if you make it), Pay more, eat less (trade quantity for quality, The banquet is in the first bite (the first bite is always the best, the more you eat doesn't add to your pleasure, it just adds calories), spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it, treat treats as treats (S policy: no snacks, no seconds, no sweets-except on days that begin with the letter S.)

Some things I need to remember: Avoid highly processed foods, anything that has sugar as a top 3 ingredient, eat animals that have themselves eaten well, eat less, stop eating before you are full, eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored, eat slowly (put down fork in between bites), buy smaller plates and glasses, serve a proper portion and don't go back for seconds,

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