“Pay more, eat less”

Work and Civilization 5 have eaten up all my free time lately. Sorry about that.

Ran across a Michael Pollan book called Food Rules. It’s a wonderful, short book on rules for good (moral, healthy, sensible) eating styles and habits. The gems include:

Eat food.

“These days this is easier said than done, especially when 17,000 new products show up in the supermarket each year, all vying for your food dollar. But most of these items don’t deserve to be called food — I call them edible foodlike substances…”

Avoid foods that have sugar (or some other sweetener) listed in the top three ingredients.

Only eat foods that will eventually rot.

(Would you eat anything that bacteria and fungi won’t?)

Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.

If you have the space, buy a freezer.

Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.

Limit your snacks to unprocessed plant food.

Plant a vegetable garden if you have the room, or a window box if you don’t.

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