Synopsis from Goodreads:
Michael Pollan’s last book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, launched a national conversation about the American way of eating; now In Defense of Food shows us how to change it, one meal at a time. Pollan proposes a new answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words:Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.
Yes, this is another reread. But it’s always a little different each time you read it.
When I put serious effort into losing weight, I worshiped at the feet of nutritionism. I made sure I could figure out exactly how many calories I was eating per day. How did I survive, let alone lose weight?!
Now I’m worshiping at the feet of whole foods and very minimally processed food. If it’s an imitation, chances are very low that I’ll eat it.
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan