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Forget Weight Watchers, Paleo, and Dry January: Let Michael Pollan and Bon Appetit Preach the Virtues of Eating Healthy-ish


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Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. This mantra is repeated once more in a documentary based on the book that airs Wednesday night on PBS, and it’s felt in the January issue of Bon Appetit, which is based almost entirely around the concept of “healthy-ish” eating: “delicious, comforting home cooking that just happens to be kinda good for you.”

Watched In Defense of Food last night.  Highly recommend it.  

He looks like Walter White. 

In Defense of Food is the Michael Pollan PBS Documentary?

What are the main things you learned from it?

The less processed the food the better the food.

Fat is fine, as long as it's not hydrogenated.

Complex carbs are okay.  

Stick to the outside aisles in the grocery store.

Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

and

The microbiome of breastfed babies is flat out amazing.

WHAT FUN IS COMMON SENSE!?!?!

Said no one's pancreas, ever!

If you don't eat with common sense, you feel worse. 

I wonder what breastfed babies' microbiome said are like. 

Thanks Geege.

Now I just need to find 2 hours to watch that documentary.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. Pollan offers an answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

P.S. Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice, potatoes, and beans that dramatically cuts the calories and adds good fiber with resistant starch:

http://pandawhale.com/post/60619/scientists-have-discovered-a-simple-way-to-cook-rice-that-dramatically-cuts-the-calories

http://pandawhale.com/post/69808/effects-of-dietary-composition-on-energy-expenditure-during-weight-loss-maintenance

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