Friday, April 13, 2012


from, "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual," by Michael Pollan


PART III: How Should I Eat? (Not too much.)

Rule #61 - Leave something on your plate.

Many of us were told by our parents while growing up that we should always clean our plates - an instruction that later in life we have perhaps taken a little too much to heart. But thee is an older and healthier tradition that holds it is more genteel not to finish every last morsel of food: "Leave something for Mr. Manners," some children once were told, or, "Better to go to waste than to waist." Practice not cleaning your plate; it will help you eat less in the short term and develop self-control in the long.


Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

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