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Food Rules by Michael Pollan
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Apr 08, 10

bookshelves: 2010, non-fiction
Read in April, 2010

In my understanding, Food Rules is basically a pocket-version of one of Pollan’s other books, In Defense of Food. So if you’re read that one, you might not want to bother with this one. I hadn’t read either, and decided to download this on my Kindle after seeing Pollan on Oprah. Pollan’s rules really boil down to three simple concepts: eat food, not chemicals; eat mostly plants; and don’t eat too much. His 64 food rules are basically ways to help us do this. I’m not sure why there are 64; they probably could have been cut down to 50, because a few of them say the same thing with different words. Regardless, I’m in favor of Pollan’s philosophy. I agree that we should focus our eating more on real food and less on whatever has the largest "low-fat", "low-calorie", or "low-sugar" label. Pollan’s rules are definitely something I’ll keep in mind as I’m shopping in the future.
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Kimmay I liked this book too. :O)
Some great thoughts in this pocket version.

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