Monday, February 15, 2010

Edible Foodlike Substances

Today's food list: one piece of banana bread, spinach salad, banana, pasta with sauce, fruit salad with organic yogurt, one "cookie straw"

One of Michael Pollan's "rules" is to avoid food you see advertised on T.V. because only the big food companies have enough money to advertise and almost all of the food the big food companies make is processed out the wazoo.  Did you know that FOUR companies control 80% of our food supply.  What they produce is engineered food, that won't spoil.  And you can't pronounce most of those ingredients.   Try finding a processed food without some corn or soy component either.  The movie "Food, Inc." reveals that the bad calories are cheaper because they are heavily subsidized by the government.  Therefore, the biggest predictor of obesity is income level.  But as Pollan says, "pay the grocer now or the doctor later".

How did I do today eating food, as opposed to "edible foodlike substances"?  The cookie and the pasta sauce were not food.  But it is certainly better than a month ago!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! It's definitely a journey. Every step helps. :-)