Continuing with Part I of Food Rules, here are a couple of more notes of wisdom about how to choose healthy foods:
Avoid food products with the wordoid "lite" or the terms "low-fat" or "nonfat" in their names.
Okay ...... but I thought these products were better choices than their full fat version! Apparently when fat is removed from a food product, all flavor takes heed as well. So in order to add taste back in, the manufacturers add healthy fat-free things like sugar. Oh, and they say we eat more of a product labeled 'lite', ergo we eat more calories, ergo we gain weight. Guiltily raises hand. I say go for the good stuff, just less of it.
Eat only foods that will eventually rot.
Eeeeewwwwwww. It is, however, a very good rule. If it never rots then the level of chemicals and preservatives it contains are through the roof and therefor should not be ingested. 30 year old Twinkie anyone?
If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't.
It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car.
It may not be food, but it's my excuse for: not planning ahead, giving in to the whims of my children, giving in to the whims of my inner child, having a break from cooking, heading out of town, cheaper than what I would cook at home ($1.69 Happy Meals anyone?), feeding my PMS cravings, on and on and on ....
Try to do better.
On that note, we have made our way through Part I: What should I eat. Or, at least the parts I found particularly fabulous.