Random Rec Wednesday: Michael Pollan’s Food Rules

14 Sep

Michael Pollan is a NY Times best-selling author and in my opinion, total nutrition badass. He even graced the 2010 TIME 100- TIME Magazine’s annual list of the world’s most 100 influential people. So he’s a legitimate badass.

He has written several books on food and nutrition including Food Rules, which if you don’t own, you need to. It will change the way you eat and make you think about what you are really putting into your body as “food.”

The book is divided into three sections based on Pollan’s mantra:

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Simple, right? In fact, Pollan recommends adopting even one rule from each of the book’s sections to dramatically improve the way you eat.

Why this book is awesome:

1. It’s SIMPLE.

It’s not filled with a bunch of boring foodie fluff. Just simple, practical advice with straightforward rules.

 2. It’s easy to use.

It’s an easy to use guide to eating better. With one rule per page and a concise explanation.

 3. It’s super short.

Seriously. You can easily read this fun-sized book in an hour. It is so compact, you might even overlook it on the bookshelf. Although not technically pocket-sized, it is definitely clutch-sized, which means you can take it anywhere with you!

 4. It’s witty.

This isn’t your average (ahem boring) book preaching nutrition to you. Pollan’s rules are comical, yet practical. Some of my faves:

“Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”

“Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline.”

“Avoid food products containing ingredients a third-grader cannot pronounce.”

“If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.”

“It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car.”

Get Michael Pollan’s Food Rules at any bookstore, or click here:

For more info, check out MichaelPollan.com or read this article from the NY Times.

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2 Responses to “Random Rec Wednesday: Michael Pollan’s Food Rules”

  1. gojulesgo September 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I’m so all about these rules! Except Hot Pockets. Why can’t I give up Hot Pockets? Oh. I know. It’s the magic crisping sleeve and the ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness.

  2. Stop Being a Loser September 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I haven’t had a hot pocket in so long. Yum!!!!

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