For example, Sioux and I have reluctantly started to focus on our health and especially what we ingest. (The days of us languidly rafting down a river while consuming an entire can of Sour Cream Pringles along with several potent margaritas are long past- sigh!)
Yet we both get tired of just how complicated the act of eating is anymore. What should be a simple pleasure is so complicated when you start focusing on fat content and the Glycemic Index and simple versus complex carbs, etc, etc, etc! So just so Big Billy Yeadon doesn’t think he is the only one here who can promote books …
I recently happened across a book review in the New York Times where this one simple, grandmotherly “rule for health” just made so much sense:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
The author is Michael Pollan and the quote is from his earlier book, “In Defense of Food”. However, Mr. Pollan has now written “Food Rules”, a collection of 64 pithy, down to earth guidelines on how to eat simple and healthy. Read the entire New York Times review HERE.
I’d be interested in follow up comments here on what you think of the book plus of course any “rules” that your grandmother passed on to you!
PS By the way, the above dictum: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” is pretty much the way Sioux and I eat (well, we may fudge a bit on the “not too much” part!) while here in the Dominican Republic. When I’m teaching a Strategies for Success seminar in the United States (here is the upcoming schedule) and eating out on Big Billy’s expense account … that is another story![/private]