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26 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

Food Rules Rules!

I picked up Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, because I have been searching for just this type of book for many of my clients as a New Year's gift. I read the slim book quickly in a bookstore and it is the perfect present for my clients who are not eating healthy diets (bu...
I picked up Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, because I have been searching for just this type of book for many of my clients as a New Year's gift. I read the slim book quickly in a bookstore and it is the perfect present for my clients who are not eating healthy diets (but who have confessed they wish to.)

I am an interior designer/organizer and see how my clients eat all the time when I redesign and organize their kitchens. Pollan's In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma are both excellent, but can be intimidating. Not Food Rules--it is short and easy to understand.

The book is divided into three parts and has 64 chapters or rules. The following will give you an good idea of what the book is about: Part I, What should I eat? Includes such chapters as "Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food", "avoid food products that contain more than five ingredients", and "avoid foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup".

Part II, What kind of food should I eat? Includes "Eat mostly plants, especially leaves", "eat your colors", and "the whiter the bread, the sooner you will be dead."

Part III, How should I eat? Includes "pay more, eat less," "eat less," and "limit your snacks to unprocessed plant food."

For those of you who desire a healthier diet, Food Rules is a terrific guide that makes understanding what to put into your body simple to understand and implement.

Finally, if healthy eating is a new concept for you, you will find the clever chapter titles easy to memorize, thus making the concept of healthy eating a simple one to learn.

Highly recommend.

By the author of the award winning book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet.

posted by NormaHartie on January 5, 2010

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Going back to the basics. Good read, short and simple. Some really good rules for the grocery store.

posted by Senona on February 5, 2010

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    And Don't You Forget It

    We definitely know food rules a lot of the time. The secret is to know that and turn the tables so we rule. Bought this book just because thought it would be a reinforcement of the right things to remember before you had that extra something. Was surprised at how informative it was. We know a lot of these facts but conveniently forget them. My goal will be to have Food Rules nearby each day to remind me of the right choices to make.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Great book horrible ebook

    I bought this ebook. It downloaded properly, but won't even open in the nook. I had to but the book and ask for a refund.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2010

    Great Resource

    I liked the set-up of the book and the simple way the author explains the items he addresses. He breaks down the 64 rules into his three step eating better plan. He makes it easy for everyone to follow the simple steps to eating better for you foods. This is not a diet plan - which I like - it is a plan for eating healthier, better foods for your body. I recommend it highly for anyone looking for simple ways to eat better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Creative approach to a serious subject.

    The author has found a way to get important and serious information across in a way anyone can understand it. It is also easy to remember the 'rules'. Makes for some interesting discussions. Also makes you think before you choose what you are going to eat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    America needs Michael Pollan

    This is a great, concise book to help average Americans make some simple yet important changes to what they eat, the way they eat and their attitudes about food. On the negative side, it is a simplified and regurgitated version of In Defense of Food (also by Pollan). It should also be priced lower. It is about 100 pages of which about a quarter of each page has print. It took me about 30 minutes to read. For $11.00 I'd like a little more to read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

    Transformative

    I think this book really changed my view of eating, of eating well, of dining, of dining as a context for relationship, of consumption, of choice.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    An eye-opener, very helpful in explaining the basics on creating healthy eating habits, understanding foods and helping to determine the good and bad of different foods.

    I enjoyed this book very much because I have embarked on a "healthier me" journey for 2010. It has helped me to understand the rules for making better food choices. I find this book to be a very valuable tool in my journey and find myself referring back to it as needed. I have brought it to work to read and had a few co-workers asking me information on the subject, makes me feel like an authority on healthy eating! The rules make sense and often are small changes that one would not think of but make a big difference in your life.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Good advice!

    It makes sense - the fresher we eat, the healthier we'll all be!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Pollan Rules with Food Rules

    Informative compact compendium. If you've read any of the previous books this little guide will come as no surprise.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    A perfect "primer" for my 21 year old junk-food loving son!

    Smart messages that simply speak the facts. Easy quips to remember. Rules make perfect sense. Something other than a parent to remind the kids to eat better!

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