Seven Rules for Eating Healthy

STOP!    Before your even think about taking that first BIG bite… consider this! What would happen if we were all just a little more mindful about what we eat, where we eat and who we eat our meals with?   Food Activist Michael Pollan  has published the Seven Rules for Eating Healthy… a list of rules to help us all figure out just how to make healthier food choices …EVERYDAY!

Michael Pollan is a world renown author and journalist whose approach to eating is simple and straight forward.  Do you know about his  Seven Rules for Eating Healthy?

Michael Pollen’s Seven Rules for Eating Healthy

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

 2- Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients; or ingredients you can’t pronounce.

 3- Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the store.

4- Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot.

5- Always leave the table a little hungry.

6- Eat meals together, at regular meal times.

7-Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline.

Check out this interview with Michael Pollan and an excerpt of the Oscar-nominated documentary Food, Inc. … Michael Pollan on Food Rules: An Eaters Manual on Democracy Now! 1 of 5 .  Pollan says: ” The markets are full of what I call edible food-like substances that you have to avoid… so a lot of the rules are to help you, you know, navigate that now very treacherous landscape of the American supermarket”.

What do you think about the clip? What do you really eat on a daily basis?  Adopting any (or all) of these healthy habits can help you reach many of your health goals! Pollan has a famous saying ” Eat food, not too much and mostly PLANTS!”  The translation??…  Eat REAL food like vegetables, fruits, whole grains…etc. and avoid anything “Great Grandma” wouldn’t recognize as REAL food…!

This seems kind of EZ…right? But, did you score a 7 out of 7 on this list of rules?   Well neither did the BBQ… lol!  So…how many of the Seven Rules for Eating Healthy are you already following and [which ones] do you plan to work on…next?  You know I want to hear from you, so don’t forget to leave a comment or send an email!

Talk with you soon!

   The BBQ


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