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This post is inspired by the Michael Pollan’s book “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual”.  The book is about what to eat and what not to eat, or in other words, what and how much is good for you. A great book, you should read it! In each one of the three sections of the book, the author gives his simple “rules”, most of which I quite liked and thought why not sharing with you.

The rules and definitions you are about to read are compilation of few from Michael Pollan’s book and few that I have heard or read somewhere.

Some rules are humorous and some are serious; some rules apply to what you eat and others to your actions. Look at them as useful tips that can be applied to any life at any time.

No 1:

If you cannot spell it, don’t eat it.

No 2:
It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car (think Drive-thru).

No 3:
It’s not food if it’s called by the same name in every language (think Big Mac or Pringles).

No 4:
Don’t salt your food before tasting it!

No 5:

When in restaurant, bring food to your mouth – not your head to the plate

No 6:
Say NO to beans before a job interview. Last thing you want to worry about is controlling your stomach and intestines as you’re trying to sound witty and smart. NOTE: the same rule applies to formal and intimate meeting, speeches and so on.

No 7:
Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.

No 8:
Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does

No 9:

Do use expiration dates marked on food unless you want it to give you a case of the runs.

No 10:

Do not food-shop on empty stomach. You will end up buying lots of junk or amounts you’ll regret, or both.

No 11:

If you believe in diets, don’t start, then stop. Then start, then stop. It’s even more tiring for people around you.

No 12:

A man eats everything that has four legs, except tables… And everything that flies excluding airplanes.

No 13:

There is no such thing as a little garlic.

No 14:

Don’t eat a mushroom unless you’re 101 percent sure it’s edible. When in doubt, throw it out!

Food rules and definitions


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