Escape From The Western Diet By Michael Pollan And Mary Maxfield
Not too much. Mostly plants.”(426). Throughout the essay, he explains that his perception on “food” is different than most of current society. He thinks we should “Eat food” that is non-processed and that is as close to the way it comes out of the ground as possible. He also states that we have a problem over-eating so we should eat proportionally resulting in eating “Not too much.” Going back to what comes out of the ground Pollan explains we should eat “Mostly plants” because it is the healthiest and least processed food there is.
In Mary Maxfield’s essay “Food is Thought: Resting the Moralization of Eating” she explains an age old theory on how to think about food. Her motto for the essay is “Trust yourself. Trust your body. Meet your needs.”(446) Maxfield believes that we have forgotten how to “trust ourselves” when it comes to eating because it seems that everyone wants to listen to the next get skinny quick idea. She also explains the best way to be healthy is to “Trust our body” because our body knows what our body needs. Lastly she reminds us to “meet our needs” by meeting our body’s needs we will be healthy no matter the size we