You will see me reference this book a lot as I blog. The secret to my weight loss was found on the first page of this book, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” The 7 words that changed my life. IN DEFENSE OF FOOD is a conversation about the SAD (Standard American Diet) way of eating, and more importantly how we can change it.
“In Defense of Food shows us how, despite the daunting dietary landscape Americans confront in the modern supermarket, we can escape the Western diet and, by doing so, most of the chronic diseases that diet causes. We can relearn which foods are healthy, develop simple ways to moderate our appetites, and return eating to its proper context — out of the car and back to the table. Michael Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.”