June 15, 2010

What do you eat?

So, my friend Abram says:

“All your blog has is weird recipes! I just want to know what to eat.”

While I appreciate the sentiment, I would like everyone to know that it is difficult to tell someone what to eat. I am a nutrition student and we learn a lot about food and eating, but we also take counseling classes, which I feel is more relevant to handling people who want to be told what to eat. Think of it this way; if there was an answer to that question, everyone would know what to eat. Instead, people don’t have a clue about what they need to be eating. The thing is, it’s very hard to tell anyone what to eat. What if I tell someone to eat meat and they don’t believe in it? What if I tell someone to eat organic, but they can’t afford it? What if I tell someone to eat broccoli, but they hate it? Here you go: this is what you should eat

Local, seasonal fruit

Local, seasonal vegetables

Whole grains


Plain yogurt




You should not eat:


Fried foods

Anything packaged in a box

Food with pesticides all over it

There seems to be exceptions to every rule when it comes to food so knowing what to eat can be difficult for anyone. However, if you take an interest in what you eat and how you can make your diet better, you’re taking a step in the right direction and you’re moving towards caring about your body and the earth. Good job!


  1. If you keep giving away free nutrition secrets like this we won't have any clients to work with ;)

  2. i know, right! i feel like this is just a little taste, however - telling someone not to eat sugar and having them actually be able to do it are two different animals. support your local nutritionist people. come visit us to find the method behind our madness...