7 Words About Nutrition

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”


“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Best advice of any nutrition book I’ve read. Well worth reading!

Since we’ve renewed our interest in fitness (or more directly, not living in a nursing home anytime in the next 30 years), I’ve been doing some reading (imagine that).

“In Defense of Food” is one of the most interesting books I’ve read on nutrition.  And the best line in the book is “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants”.   OK, just a few more words, from the book’s description…

“Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion–most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we become.”

Read it if you’re looking for an illuminating read on the subject.

Anyone have other books to suggest since we’re on this “tack”?   Please leave a comment and share!  CHEERS!   Jan

P.S.  CC Reader Larry makes some good points on nutrition in a comment to my Sail Far!  Live Longer. post.  He & his wife prefer “Forks Over Knives” which can be bought or rented on Amazon.  Personally, I’m a reader and not much of a watcher, so the book version of “Forks Over Knives” is also available — or get it from your local library.  🙂






  1. Dominic Amann says:

    My food habits are quite simple – I go around the outside of the supermarket – fresh produce first, then meat, dairy and bread. I cook using whole foods, from scratch almost every day. I consider a portion to be about the size of a pack of cards, and I follow the Canada food guide.

    The only other concession I make to my health (I don’t have a gym membership) is that I never shirk from getting up and doing something – running up and down stairs to fetch things, going out to the car for a forgotten something etc., running around to the corner store for milk, parking some distance from the grocery. I consider those “extra steps” to be my free gym membership and trainer.

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