After gaining weight and dieting in a variety of ways (and losing and gaining the weight back) I pledged never to diet again, but I would try to eat mostly healthy food, cut back on days I felt like it, never deprive myself of anything (like slices of birthday cake) and just develop a better relationship with eating. It worked and is still working. I also decided to read about healthy food, and to aim for losing weight over 5 years. That was more than 10 years ago and I’m still on the plan, still learning.
First, I read the books Omnivore’s Dilemma, and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, and his tiny book, Food Rules, and watched the documentary “Food Inc.” Slowly but surely I began to change my eating to mostly “real food”. I watched more documentaries…Food Matters, Super Size Me, Forks Over Knives, Fed Up.
Recently I discovered this website, 100 Days of Real Food, and this woman’s journey began the same way as mine, with the book In Defense of Food. It’s a hugely popular blog chock full of great recipes, cooking tips, educational information as well as inspiration. I also ordered her cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food. The first half details “How we did it, what we learned” and the second half contains 100 recipes.
Here’s to good eating!