Food Rules

Here are a few of Michael Pollan's food rules from his book Food Rules. I live by them daily, do you?

If it came from a plant, eat it.
If it was made in a plant, don't.
Don't eat food your grandmother wouldn't recognize.
Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk.
Avoid foods that are advertised on television.
Do all your eating at a table.
If it came through your car window then it isn't food. (no fast food)
Don't eat anything with more than 5 ingredients.
Don't eat anything that won't eventually rot.
The whiter the bread the sooner you'll be dead.
Don't buy food where you buy your gasoline. In the U.S., 20% of food is eaten in the car.

Michael Pollan breaks it down to 7 words that sum it all up. Eat food. Mostly plants, not too much. It really can be this simple with the right choices. Pick up Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet, Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, Food Rules and Omnivore's Dilemma for support and guidance. If you would like to schedule a nutritional counseling session with Dove to learn more about Kind Eating please contact her directly by emailing her at