I've been changing my eating strategies one little thing at a time for the last few weeks. Added a little fruit. Subtracted a little meat. Can't remember the last time I ate fast food. You know. . .stuff like that.
So far, it's making a difference.
Then I picked this book up. Now I've got new strategies to add. The book is just 64 simple rules for eating wisely. Some of them I had heard before. Most of them were new. Many were provocative and easy to remember.
Rule 2: Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
Rule 13: Eat only food that will eventually rot.
Rule 21: It's not food if it's called the same thing in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos and Pringles.)
Rule 36: Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.
Rule 51: Take as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it.
Rule 57: Don't get your fuel from the same place your car does.
My very favorite rule is #39 – Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself. I think the last time I cooked french fries, potato chips, corn chips, candy, ice cream or Oreos in my own kitchen was along about the time I was wearing those size 8 jeans. . .