I adore Michael Polland’s books; especial, In Defense of Food and Food Rules: An Eater’s Guide. In fact, my kids enjoyed the latter as it was a quick read and made them laugh and really think about food. You can check out his books here on Amazon.
Below are a few everyday eating tips to remember when opening the fridge and head to the grocery store.
- Eat foods that you enjoy and make you feel good.
- Eat foods that are mostly plant-based.
- Eat foods that are organic and gmo-free.
- Try to eat as many local and seasonal foods as possible.
- Stop eating before you are full.
- Avoid foods that cause any unpleasant symptoms: gas, bloating.
- Avoid eating when feeling stressed ( do 10 jumping jacks, sun salutes or go for a quick walk around the block) .
- Always, always be grateful for the foods you have.
At the dinner table tonight, talk to the family about all of this; it will bring up great discussions, lead to new food questions and bring a larger awareness to the foods everyone is eating.
Actually, first begin with this question:
What did you eat for breakfast and how did it make you feel during the morning? ( energetic, sleepy, stomach-ache?)
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