12 Eating Tips, from Michael Pollan.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 7, 2008
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The below is excerpted via Cornerbirch.com:

“I’ve posted before about my admiration for Michael Pollan.  Here is a list of simple eating tips:

  1. Don’t eat anything our great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
  2. Avoid food products containing ingredients that are a) unfamiliar, b) unpronounceable, c) more than five in number, d) high fructose corn syrup.  avoid food products that make health claims. 
  3. Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle. 
  4. Get out of the supermarket whenever possible. 
  5. Eat mostly plants, especially leaves. 
  6. If you have the space, buy a freezer. 
  7. Eat well-grown food from healthy soils. 
  8. Have a glass of wine with dinner. 
  9. Do all your eating at a table.
  10. Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does. 
  11. Try not to eat alone. 
  12. Eat slowly.”


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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