If you go to the grocery store you may notice the cheapest way to buy a potato is in a ten pound bag. A slightly more expensive way is one by one. If you buy them frozen like fries or hash browns they become more expensive still. The more processed a food item gets the more $$ per pound you pay. The most expensive way to buy a potato? Probably a potato chip - so save money by buying the least processed
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Eating real foods: beef, chicken, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables - real whole food - will take you where you need to go. And you'll be happier than if you'd eaten a piece of "healthy" chocolate cake or WW franken-food brownie.
A great way to test this: Would my great great grandparents recognize this as food?
I can't believe how satisfying whole foods + exercise is to me! It's so SIMPLE. I'm not even counting points. I am concentrating on nutrition. For the first time in my life I'm actually looking around for things to give me more calories!I never have an overwhelming sensation to want to "cheat". I just eat real foods and exercise moderately and can't believe how great I feel!334
It's Michael Pollan's description of a healthy diet. It means you should eat real food (not the highly processed supermarket stuff). You should eat meat and carbs but focus on enough vegetables, fruits etc. Cook it yourself and you will know when enough's enough and what healthy and what's not.
Michael Pollan's books: The omnivore's dillema, Food rules and in defense of food.
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