Unhappy Meals – Michael Pollan – New York Times

Unhappy Meals – Michael Pollan – New York Times By the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma this article suggests that eating “food” as opposed to “nutrition” makes sense. Not a revolutionary concept perhaps but something that I take to heart. It is too easy to get caught up in making sure I eat protein for instance. I know that my body does best when I increase the level of protein I eat and lay off some other areas. But that doesn’t mean my body handles all good protein sources equally. For some trouble I have some trouble with eggs if they are cooked wrong; my body just doesn’t like it. But yogurt? Yogurt is something that usually calms down my stomach if it’s upset and gives me a decent boost of energy (of course there is a lot of sugar buried in most yogurt). Since I am running a weight loss bet with my brother, sisters, and mom I plan on spending some time experimenting with food that makes me feel good, helps me train, and sheds the pounds.I recommend the book by the way. I don’t know if there is anything new in it but it puts the entire package together nicely and suggests the right outcome for food-goodness; eat vegetables. Thankfully I like a lot of vegetables but somehow they are not always convenient so I skip them in favor of a piece of bread or a cracker or a hunk of meat. But read the book. If it has caused one change in me it’s that I am paying slightly more for grass-feed organic meat these days. No more grain-fed stuff if I can avoid it.

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