Rules to Eat By

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Michael Pollan, the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food. He is also a NY Times contributor, and recently asked readers to submit their rules for eating. He got quite a few response and here he posts his 20 favorites.

I thought they were great! All in all, I think it just points to eating food in their more natural state. Let’s ditch the packaging and go for whole foods. Fruit instead of fruit loops, milk instead of a milky way, vegetables instead of veggie chips, etc.
So what are your “Rules To Eat By”? I would love to hear what governs your choices. I’ll start with a few of my favorites:
  • If I can’t grow it, I don’t eat it.
  • Eat to live, don’t live to eat.
  • Eat foods that are worth it.
  • Life is too short to go without chocolate.
And my favorite
  • Everything in moderation
Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD