You are what you eat

July 20, 2009 - By

My old man has always had a lot to say about nutrition and eating healthy, but I’ve never really understood the importance of eating until recently. In his book “In Defense of Food” Michael Pollan dives into the history of man-made imitation foods. It’s terrifying! This is maybe one of those instances where ignorance has been bliss.

The book is summed up with the maxim “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants”. In the last few weeks Kristi and I have been eating “Real food” – the stuff from the grocery store that even your great grandparents would recognize. I didn’t think skipping processed foods would make this much difference, but I feel like I did when I was in high school again. The difference is remarkable.

After a couple generations of food science and nutritional experts North America is the unhealthiest continent the world has ever seen. It’s time I personally make this huge change.

Finding moderation is so much harder than taking things to extremes, but it’s my goal not to be “one of those people” who are difficult to spend time with for bizarre diets. It’s easy to see how that could happen though in the face of feeling this good.

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