The Importance Of Food Rules

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“To insure a good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”-William Londen. Food Rules:An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan suggests ways to improve our diet in order to make it a healthy one and encourages us to get rid of bad habits in the process. Food Rules is a highly inspirational book that does not just educate and inform us, but leads us to take action towards our goals. Pollan mentions that the Western diet contains a lot of fat, sugar and refined grains which leads to various diseases. However, steps can be taken in order to maintain a nutritional and beneficial diet, such as avoiding foods that contain sugar or sweetener, eating a large variety of colors, and lastly, …show more content…
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The body is better able to handle meals at the beginning of the day instead of at the end of the day. This is because the body’s ability to handle sugar which is also known as glucose tolerance, decreases throughout the day. Choosing foods that have low glycemic index helps you feel fuller for a long period of time. For lunchtime, it is essential to have a meal consisting of protein, complex carbohydrates, and a small amount of fat. It is a good idea to avoid foods that are rich in sugar and fat at this time of day. A meal that is low in sugar and simple carbohydrate foods such as potatoes and white rice will leave you with a feeling of satisfaction and this way, you are also getting the essential nutrients that your body needs. Overdoing it at night is an unwise decision and instead, a smart option would be to eat a light dinner such as roast beef with sweet potatoes and fresh vegetables (Ardmore Institutes of Health, 2008). I can implement this rule into my diet by changing my food consumption during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I can start off with a larger meal in the mornings such as peanut butter waffle to boost my protein and fiber. I can also eat Fiber One cereal that contains a low amount of super compared to other cereals such as Froot Loops. For lunch, I can eat something nutritional such as white rice with black beans which is not a heavy meal but can help me feel fuller for a longer period of time. During dinnertime, I can consume a light meal such as soup with vegetables. Although this is a small meal, it does not exceed the calories consumed during breakfast and lunch which is the ideal goal. It is important to go to bed feeling light instead of full because when you wake up in the morning, you are hungry enough for a big breakfast. It is essential to properly manage the three most important

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