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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual


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What should I eat?
- Food.
- Not just any food.  Eat edible items that haven't been processed beyond recognition.
- If it came from a plant eat it; if made at a plant, don't.
- Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. 
- Avoid food products that contain more than five ingredients.
- Avoid foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup.

 
What kind of food should I eat?
- Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.
- Eat your colors.
- The whiter the bread, the sooner you will be dead.
- Avoid food products that contain ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
- It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car.
- Don't buy food where you buy your gasoline. In the U.S., 20% of food is eaten in the car.
- Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.
- Eating what stands on one leg is better than eating what stands on two legs which is better than eating what stands on four legs. 

How should I eat?
- Not too much.
- Pay more, eat less.  Pay a little more for real food that's worth eating.
- Always leave the table a little hungry.
- Eat meals together, at regular meal times.
- It's better to pay the grocer than the doctor.
 
 

Comments

  • Jessica Merrit, Chicago Style & Fashion Examin 4 years ago

    Great post! Such simple rules; amazing how hard it can be sometimes!

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