Michael Pollan's "Eat Food" Diet


Eat food, "Food" defined as:

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

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

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

4. Get out of the supermarket whenever possible

What to eat, mostly plants

1. Eat mostly plants, especially leaves

2. You are what what you eat eats too

3. If you have space, buy a freezer

4. Eat like an omnivore

5. Eat well-grown food from healthy soil

6. Eat wild foods when you can

7. Be the kind of person who takes supplements

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

9. Regard non-traditional foods with skepticism

10. Don't look for a magic bullet in traditional diets

11. Have a glass of wine with dinner

(tiswango's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow Michael Pollan's "Eat Food" Diet:

Not too much: How to eat

1. Pay more, eat less

2. Eat meals

3. Do all your eating at a table

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

5. Try not to eat alone

6. Consult your gut

7. Eat slowly

8. Cook, and if you can, plant a garden
  by member tiswango
member since: 29 Dec 09

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About / History

I helped my wife start the Doral Farmers Market in Doral, Florida and started listenting to Michael's books on the internet. The I slowly started to buy real friuts and veggies. Then I had to figure out how to cook and prepare them. Its become a lost art and my wife was a big help. Finally I just kept it going as a habit. Next step is to plant a square foot garden in the backyard. I've already read the book!

tiswango's top tips

1.Read "In Defence of Food" or get the audio copy from your local library.
2.Read "Ominvore's Delimena" or get the audio copy form your local library.
3.Watch "Food Inc" from the library or Netflix.
4.Track all your calories going in and burned going out on your smart phone.
5.Find and shop weekly at your farmers market. http://www.localharvest.org/
6.Never leave the house without a reuable bag to go shopping. First at the farmers market, then the supermarket and then the mall. The habit of taking the bags with you will reenforce the diet.

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