#2 - Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. Pollan gave portable yogurt tubes as an example. Would your great-grandmother recognize this as food?Pollan said the low-fat diet craze is what has made everyone fatter in the past 40 yrs. When you cut out one thing, like fat, you end up eating more processed carbohydrates. This may have led to our obesity epidemic.
#7 - Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third grader cannot pronounce.
#13 - Only eat foods that will eventually rot. Pollan mentioned individually packaged little cakes stuffed with cream (golden color).
#39 – You can eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself. If you want French fries, cook them yourself.
Oprah asked Pollan what he ate. “I cook a lot”, the author responded. "Cooking is the only way you can take back control of your diet from the corporations that control your food." So true, but it's tough to cook every single meal. It takes a lot of planning and work I know, but hopefully I'm being a semi-decent inspiration that even working moms can cook healthy, wholesome food... even though I screw up 99% of what I make it still turns out healthy LOL. After all that I have learned in the past month (when I first embarked on my healthy eating/plant based diet (and yes I've had non-plant based things, but I felt yuck afterwards).. if you understand what it takes to make food cheap and easy, you will lose your appetite.
Here is the trailor for Food, Inc. I think from yesterday until Saturday this weekend Oprah's offering a deal with Amazon and it's only $9.99. I can get it free on Netflix, but like I said before... I 'get it' but if you aren't sure or just need more information, this is a good thing to watch.
One last thing... so we are holding the 'Biggest Loser' competition at my work. Honestly my heart (and stomach) weren't really into it the last time I participated (I lost maybe 1 lb in 3 months and that was just luck lol). But it starts again next Monday (February 1) and this time I'm in it to win it. I have a new motivation/ new inspiration/ and know what I can eat to help me look and feel my best (Without being hungry!!!).
When I read The Kind Diet I learned for the first time about conditions of slaughterhouses. It was very hard for me to read and to be honest, it brought me to tears. I have seen parts of Food, Inc. but I don't think I can handle seeing the whole movie. Just reading the few pages about how farm animals are treated in The Kind Diet made me want to immediately give up meat for good. In other books I've read like Skinny Bitch, honesty... I have to skip over the slaughterhouse details section.