My last week at the library I saw this book, flipped through it, and decided to check it out. I loved that it was short, sweet, and to the point. It outlines 63 rules about food. A lot of it is common sense, but I think for a lot of us we have lost our common sense when it comes to food. Anyone else agree with me there? I know deep down, I know what’s good and not good, but when I’m “on the go”, I just throw all that out the window. And I drive up to the window! LOL
So here are some key points I found intriguing while reading this book and I highly recommend you read this book for yourself.
— Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. For example: Go-Gurt
— Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary homan would keep in their pantry. For example: Cellulose? Xanthan gum?
— Avoid food products containing ingredients that a 3rd grader cannot pronounce. Just look at some food labels in your pantry. See how many ingredients you find that fit that rule. Would love to hear some examples.
— Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
— Avoid foods that have some form of sugar (or sweetner) listed among the top three ingredients. BTW, sugar is sugar even if it is organic.
— Avoid food products that make health claims. Even Cheerios? It’s supposed to help with Cholesterol…anyone know if that’s true?
— Avoid foods you see advertised on television. That would include fast food.
— Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle. I knew this one, but always good to remember when you’re there.
— Eat only foods that will eventually rot!
— It’s not food if it arrived through a window of your car. 🙁
— It’s not food if it’s called by the same name in every language. For example: Big Mac, Pringles
— Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk. Never seen this happen until recently when I got a different kind of cereal for the boys. Eee-yew!
— “The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.”
— Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself. Ha! They don’t know that when I go to the trouble to make to bake, I bake enough to feed the neighborhood. 🙂
— “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper.”
— Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does. This one isn’t too bad for me, except sometimes when we’re on trips and we get a “snack” at the gas station.
— Do all your eating at the table. This is a difficult one, especially for people who have a hard enough time finding time to eat! Eating in the car, in front of the TV, running around the house while trying to get out of the house, etc.
— Treat treats as treats. Follow the S-policy: no snacks, sweets, or seconds except on days that begin with the letter “S”.