Over-thinking and over-consuming

My boss is on a diet and so she is restricting calories.  So she got a bunch of those 100 calorie packs and meal replacement bars and “healthy” snacks, and she is resolved to “be good.”

But all I can think is, in the words of Michael Pollen:

Eat food.  Not too much.  Mostly plants.

Eat food: as opposed to something that comes in a package with additives and artificial flavorings.  You know, like fruits and veg, bread, meat, milk (okay that technically comes in a package), you get the idea.  Prepare your meals yourself, and enjoy it!

Not too much: eat three times a day, quit snacking, and stop when you are almost full.

Mostly plants: it’s our evolutionary history and our western cultural history. 

Humans run on food, not on vitamins, protein, fat, and carbs.  Obsessive behaviors about food make it probable that you have an eating disorder, and probably make you miserable.  At the very least, you’ll consider food your enemy rather than your lifelong comanion.  So slow down and enjoy your meal. 

It’s not a moral issue if you are overweight; thin people are not “good” people.  You don’t have to pay someone to tell you what to eat, or buy certain products, or get your metabolism measured by a nutritionist. 

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

It’s not rocket science.


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