then you're not hungry.
Over dinner the other night with friends, someone brought up this handy catch-phrase from Michael Pollan's book Food Rules: An Eater's Manual. I'm thinking about making it my new mantra. Or one of my new mantras. One thing at a time, I say.
Lucky for me, I now live in a world where "apple" means more than the bag of mushy Red Delicious apples we had rotting in the fridge when I was growing up. Those were anything but delicious. I still can't eat the things. But bring on the Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady. I can even enjoy a Granny Smith from time to time.
Some of my other favorites from Pollan's book:
"Don't ingest foods made in places where everyone is required to wear a surgical cap."
"The whiter your bread, the sooner you'll be dead." -- catchy, no? Eeeeesh.
"Eat all the junk food you want, as long as you cook it yourself."
"Spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it."
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