Eating REAL Food

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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 a link where she describes her journey.
​Here’s a link telling about the effects, after a few months of change, that eating real food had on her family

 

Here’s to good eating!

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