Monday, March 23, 2009

Food Matters Diet

I just finished "Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating" by Mark Bittman. His book offers a theory that I have held for a long time: that you can lose weight and reduce your carbon footprint by eating fewer animal products and less processed food. He offers a diet that doesn't completely eliminate meat, but has you eat far more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

To me, it's just common sense that eliminating processed foods will help you lost weight. Lord knows what all those crappy chemicals are doing to your system. I especially have a problem with all of the chemical filled "diet" foods. We (B and I and boys) pretty good about not eating processed food, but we could do better. Perhaps the book will inspire me to do a better job than we already do. And I could always add more vegetables to my diet, although I think I do a decent job with that. Hopefully reading a book that confirms what I already think will inspire me to improve my diet.

I recommend the book. Not as good as "The Omnivore's Dilemma," but really a different kind of book. It includes recipes, in addition to detailing the "diet."

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