Diet Principles

Concerning food, I’m as much an expert as you are. Recently, I read a summary of “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” by Michael Pollan. The one memorable sentence from it is:

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Eat food

That means: Not food-like substances. Luckily, it’s rather easy to find this kind of food around my office. It’s even easier to get this done at home. Mostly, it’s some falafel, ramen or a mix of beans and veggies at my currently favorite vegan restaurant.

Okay, sometimes, I do eat a Beyond Meat burger, but at least that’s still vegan :smile:

Not too much

Yeah, working on that. Ice cream doesn’t count, right?

Mostly plants

I eat vegan food as much as possible. I don’t go to great lengths to make sure everything is vegan, though. If I can only get a vegetarian option when I’m out, I’m fine with that. At home, though, it’s easy (yes, easy) to stick to a vegan diet.

For breakfast, for example, I prepare a mix for overnight oats about every three weeks:

  • Oats or spelt as base
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Psyllium husk (yes, I googled that. Flohsamenschalen in german)
  • Grated coconut
  • Crushed almonds
  • Goji berries

Six tablespoons of that in a water glass, some kind of vegan milk on top, some blueberries on top. Done. I don’t think about this anymore. I just eat it and am fine until lunch. Simple.