In Defense of Food

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"

    Eat Food

    • Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.

    • Avoid food products containing ingredients that are a) unfamiliar, b) unpronounceable, c) more than 5 in number, or that include d) high fructose corn syrup.

    • Avoid food products that make health claims.

    • Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle.

    • Get out of the supermarket whenever possible.

    Mostly Plants

    • Eat mostly plants, especially leaves

    • You are what what you eat eats too.

    • If you have the space, buy a freezer.

    • Eat like an omnivore

    • Eat well-grown food from healthy soils

    • Eat wild foods when you can.

    • Eat like the kind of person who takes supplements.

    • Eat more like the French, or the Italians, or the Japanese, or the Indians, or the Greeks.

    • Regard nontraditional foods with skepticism

    • Don't look for a the magic bullet in the traditional diet.

    • Have a glass of wine with dinner

    Not too much

    • Pay more, eat less.

    • Eat meals.

    • Do all your eating at a table (a desk is not a table)

    • Don't get your fuel from the same place your car does.

    • Try not to eat alone.

    • Consult your gut.

    • Eat slowly

    • Cook and, if you can, plant a garden.