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.
If you cannot spell it, don’t eat it.
It’s not food if it arrived through the window of your car (think Drive-thru).
It’s not food if it’s called by the same name in every language (think Big Mac or Pringles).
Don’t salt your food before tasting it!
When in restaurant, bring food to your mouth – not your head to the plate
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.
Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.
Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does
Do use expiration dates marked on food unless you want it to give you a case of the runs.
Do not food-shop on empty stomach. You will end up buying lots of junk or amounts you’ll regret, or both.
If you believe in diets, don’t start, then stop. Then start, then stop. It’s even more tiring for people around you.
A man eats everything that has four legs, except tables… And everything that flies excluding airplanes.
There is no such thing as a little garlic.
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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