Not too much.
In December, Pollan released Food Rules, An Eater’s Manual. This is a concise companion guide where Pollan lists 64 “rules” when it comes to food. Essentially, it is a repeat of the book, without all the supporting facts. Perfect if you love lists or guidelines to help you tackle working on a healthy food lifestyle.
Avoid food products that contain more than five ingredients (his rule #6). Shocking when you try this the next time you go food shopping. Compare two bags of potato chips: plain vs barbeque. Then move on to salad dressings. Do you really want to eat salad dressing made by a bleach company? ‘Nuf said.
If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t (his rule #19). Brilliant. But so many of us do this! No more granola bars for me.
Spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it (his rule #51). Believe it or not, this has actually been a challenge for us. We realized it last Sunday morning after Dennis prepared a fantastic breakfast frittata. After 30 minutes of preparation and another 10 for cooking, we promptly devoured the dish in about, oh 5 seconds flat. It was our ah-ha moment to slow down and respect the dish. And the cook.
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.