Rules are good. They guide us for the better. They offer structure and discipline in a world of chaos. Here are some rules to live by according to Michael Pollan, author of the best seller “Food Rules.”
Rule 63: “Cook”
Pollan says “the decline in home cooking closely parallels the rise in obesity”—not because we flock to fast food places, but because most restaurant chefs go crazy with sugar, salt and unhealthy oils. (See: Why is Sugar So Bad for You?)
Rule 60: “Treat treats as treats”
Food marketers want us to believe that we get pleasure from eating foods that are bad for us (the old “you deserve it” trick). Having one “cheat day” a week helps curb overindulgence.
Pollan has a more structured variation of the rule: “No snacks, no seconds, no sweets except on days that begin with the letter S.
Rule 13: “Eat only foods that will eventually rot”
Sometimes things become such a staple in our diet that we forget they aren’t actually food (you’re familiar with this example). When we stop eating real, rot-able food, it seems that we—just like the major food manufacturers—only care about the bottom line. But in our case, it’s the wrong bottom line… we go for the cheapest, fastest food we can find, with little regard to how it lowers our quality of life, or how much time and money we’ll pay later to fix the damage.
A few more rules of thumb for finding real food: “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t” and “shop the peripheries of the supermarket.” Read More
-Welcome newest athlete Christina to the CF Naples community!
3 sets-90 seconds each:
-KB Swing (53/35)
-3 minute REST–Score Total Reps on Pullup and KB Swing
SKILL OF THE WEEK: Toes-to-bar
Back Squat 1RM
-Bring your journals and record your scores!