“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
-Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food
…in a whole foods, plant based diet. I like to focus on foods that nourish my body, mind and soul rather than focusing on foods I “shouldn’t” eat. I think it’s important to read labels, but the quantity and quality of a food’s ingredients are way more important than the number of calories or grams of fat it contains.
…there is no single food to blame for our health problems, nor is one food item the answer. Unless someone has a food allergy or intolerance, I generally do not recommend completely avoiding foods (gluten, dairy, etc). Kale is a phytonutrient power house, but so are spinach, Swiss chard and collard greens. Don’t get hung up on a single food item that just tends to be “popular” in the moment.
…there is a lot of helpful nutrition information out there, but there is also a lot of myths and misinformation coming from people claiming to be “nutrition experts”. I am here to help sort some of that out. It’s important to keep in mind that nutrition is a science, not someone’s opinion and if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
…what you do most of the time is what really matters. It’s ok to indulge once in a while and you shouldn’t feel guilty doing so.