Nutrition Rules to Live By…

I am a big fan of all by Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules &In Defense of Food.

I admire his simple, real world approach to nutrition. He sums up his basic nutrition philosophy into a few words- eat real food. not too much. mostly plants. -pretty simple right?

When I give nutrition talks in the community, I like to interject a few of my favorite “Pollanisms.” They are guaranteed to get a few nods of agreement and smiles.

I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you..

1.If it was made from a plant, eat it, if it was made in a plant, don’t

2. Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food

3. Don’t but your food where you buy your gas

4. Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of your milk

5. Pay more, eat less

6. Eat animals that have themselves eaten well

7. Consult your gut

8. Avoid products that have more than 5 ingredients

9. Eat only foods that will eventually rot

and my very favorite…

10. A treat is not a treat if you have it everyday!