For this book, Pollan collected 64 'rules' of which we should eat by. These rules are meant as a guide to a healthy diet - for us and the environment. While he doesn't come out and declare meat eating as bad, he does recommend, as he did in In Defense Of Food that the best way to approach the essential tradition of eating is to: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Here, he expands upon these seven simple words in three sections:
- What Should I Eat? (Eat Food)
- What Kind of Food Should I Eat? (Mostly Plants)
- How Should I Eat? (Not Too Much)
The introduction to the book is a basic background of Pollan's food theory, so if you haven't read The Omnivore's Dilemma or In Defense of Food you still are equipped with enough knowledge to know where the rules are coming from (although I do recommend reading both of them).
It's a quick read of helpful tips. Not a diet book, but a book to live and act by.
For more info on Michael Pollan, Food Rules and his other books, visit:
Workout Stats -
60 min elliptical
3x10 ea bicep curls, hammer curls, seated row, lat pulldowns
2x10 upright row
Post workout -
2mi (approx) walk to/from coffee with friend (roundtrip)