This guy Michael Pollan seems to have it all worked out. I love his simple rules for eating – Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.
The lovely folk at The Fetch have done a write-up of Michael Pollan’s recent speaking engagement in Sydney. Have a read, or check out his book called Food Rules which I haven’t read, but I suspect I would like.
Here are some articles he has written – they are smart and well informed and piled high with common sense. There’s much to absorb, but i’ve picked out a few of his rules to reproduce here.
9 of Michael Pollan’s Rules for How To Eat
- Eat food. Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
- If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, you’re probably not hungry.
- Avoid food products that come bearing health claims.
- Get out of the supermarket whenever possible.
- Pay more, eat less.
- Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.
- Plant a food garden.
- Sit down to eat, and place a vase of flowers on the table!
I’ve been thinking a lot about how people can make the transition to buying, preparing and eating simple, unprocessed food. I suspect this guy’s book would be a good first step to understanding the food culture we live in and becoming ready for that change.
The tough thing I think for most people, is HOW do you do it? What do you buy and where from? How do you find, buy, store, prepare and cook simple, unprocessed food, for breakfast, lunch & dinner, while maintaining a busy lifestyle?
What comes first? Simple recipes that don’t require packaged food? Finding local markets and food providers that work for you? Changing your habits? Something else?