Monday, March 30, 2009

Interesting Rules for Eating

I was browsing on the other day and I came across an interesting article about eating. The article featured 7 Rules for Eating by Micheal Pollan who is a food author. Pollan has written several books including The Omnivore's Dilemma which I have read and found very interesting and eye-opening. Pollan's basic philosophy for eating is "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." And here is a list of his 7 rules for eating-please read the article for more notes on these rules and more about Pollan:

1. Don't eat anything your great grandmother would not recognize as food

2. Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can't pronounce

3. Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the store(real foods like
fruits,veggies, milk, cheese, tend to be on the perimeter of store)

4. Don't eat anything that won't eventually rot(i.e. twinkies)

5. It is not just what you eat but how you eat

6. Enjoy meals with the people you love

7. Don't buy food where you buy your gasoline


  1. eeps ya i bought some hostess zingers the other day at the gas stattion, too sweet!

  2. another rule:

    stop eating when you feel 70% full :)

  3. I need this on a post-it to carry around at all times!!!

  4. I admit it.

    But I usually only eat them when my grandmother buys them for me. :D