10 simple food rules to live by…

1. Eat food that was made in a kitchen… not in a lab.

2. Anytime anyone says ‘I read it somewhere…‘ stop listening.

3. Fuel yourself frequently with enjoyable real food. Treat yourself rarely with delectable junk food.

4. Eat stuff that goes bad.

5. Always remember that if a food needs to be heavily marketed, it needn’t been eaten.

6. Kill the ‘ism’. Food isn’t religion. Save the obsession and insanity for the latter.

7. This is 2011. Eat a damn pizza every once in a while. But eat that damn pizza only once in a while.

8. Before you listen to your doctor or your neighbor, listen to your body.

9. Realize that it isn’t possible to eat all that is good. But also realize that it is very possible to avoid all that is bad.

10. Fix your relationship with food. Food should have nutrition, not numbers. Food should be celebration, not a chore. Food should fill you with goodness, not guilt.


Peace out.

20 responses to “10 simple food rules to live by…

  1. skp October 6, 2011 at 5:48 am

    10 commandments???? make it more sharp and short….

  2. Divya October 6, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Love love love the tenth rule!

  3. swarna mani October 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Simply love it………..Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. monikamanchanda October 6, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Loved each point in the post every single point

  5. Vas October 7, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Spot on rules to live by!

  6. Mamatha October 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    One of your best posts! Love it!

  7. Lavanya October 9, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Great points and succinctly put, Raj!

  8. harsha October 9, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Sweet πŸ™‚

  9. Christopher Sturdy October 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Agreed and good timing for Thanksgiving up here in Canada this weekend.

  10. Abhinav October 10, 2011 at 12:10 am

    From someone who plays sport competitively + has a sweet tooth and loves desserts – I find it helpful to sometimes think of food as fuel and not as ‘celebration’. Helps me avoid that dessert (most of the time!).

  11. laks October 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Raj, you are so rigth, thank you. L.

  12. Confused rose October 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Like most others, I have to agree about the timing personally! πŸ˜€ thanks Raj. Another request: I think you have not continued the vegetarian self experimentation series after part -2.. (don’t tell me I missed it..!) Could you please continue that one for the vegetarians around? (I also remember at least two different instances where you said you will continue another post in the series, but have moved to a different topic.. I can go back and find out which posts if that will help you.. :D)

    The reason I need that post is this: I’m very addicted to the coffee whey smoothie you had put on this blog somewhere. Now, am targetting fat loss in the next set of weeks, so am I not allowed the 1 cup of whole milk in the morning (whole milk + coffee + whey protein)? (other meals am planning are low carb, low fat, full real. am a non-egg eating vegetarian, sedentary life, light work outs) I also assume paneer is out, if am targetting weight loss, but may be, it’s okay because it’s a limited duration practice? Super scared.

  13. Confused rose October 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    hell with my english. i dont eat eggs, that’s what i meant. ufff!

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  15. Aravind October 14, 2011 at 12:04 am

    My cousin told me what she read in ur blog and i stopped listening.

    Eat Healthy and die anyway πŸ™‚

  16. Ash October 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Awesome post!!!

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