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If you’re wanting a quick read to get a simple grasp on nutrition, I would recommend Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules.” It’s not going to bog you down with lots of hard to understand lingo. It’s simple and to the point.
Here are a few of my favorite tips from the book:
- What should I eat? (Eat Food.)
- Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
- Avoid food containing ingredients with food that no ordinary human would keep in their pantry.
- Avoid food with sugar listed as one of the top three ingredients
- Avoid foods with the words “lite,” “low-fat,” or “non-fat” in their description
- Avoid foods pretending to be something that they are not. (ahem… margarine.)
- Only eat foods that eventually rot.
- It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.
- Eat animals that have themselves eaten well.
- When eating out…pay more, eat less.
- Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored.
- Do all of your eating at a table.
- Cook. (for Pete’s sake…)
All really good tips on how to eat well and there are a lot more if you buy the book.
We might discuss some of these points in further detail in the future, but for now – it gives you something to think about.