I have mad love for Michael Pollan and his book “Food Rules.” I have basically tried to follow these rules myself, and encourage my family to do so as well.
To me, these are perfectly reasonable rules. Take this, for example –
And this —
He points out that gas stations now make more money inside selling food and cigarettes than they do outside selling gasoline. But consider what kind of food this is…
The most difficult part for some people, however, is to stop eating junk food.
Michael offers a simple answer for this.
This is the main rule I try to abide by, and I have been able to hack into all of my old unhealthy recipes and make them over to make them over without grain or processed sugar. However, since cooking and baking takes time, many people are unwilling to do this.
Here is a solution to the time problem:
2 Words: Trail Mix
Trail mix (homemade, of course,) takes less than 5 minutes to make. It satisfies both sweet and salty cravings.
And, it’s both filling and nutritious. If you drink coffee, tea or water with a handful of trail mix, you will feel full without feeling bloated.
And better yet, in research studies people who eat nuts lose more weight than people who don’t.
It’s because nuts have both protein and fiber. Filling, delicious and satisfying!
And one more thing – it’s easy to keep on hand, and portable. You don’t want to get caught out somewhere without food. Carry it with you all the time, and you will never get stuck starving without a snack. That’s when much unintentional overeating occurs.
So go make a big batch right now!
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