I just started reading a book I’d meant to read for some time, Nourishing Wisdom by Marc David. I plan to do a full review when I’m done, but something in the intro really grabbed my attention, and I wanted to share it sooner:
Unlike animals who feed, human beings eat. That is, food for us is largely cultural and psychological rather than instinctual. …Every eater has a theory about what eating is and what should be eaten. Seldom will you see two dogs arguing about the best diet for the canine kingdom, or a group of elephants going on a weight-loss program to feel better about themselves. Animals require neither diet books nor nutritionists.
Anyone who has ever fretted about the “right” way to eat will surely gain at least a little perspective from this.
As I’ve mentioned before, if you eat lots of fruits and veggies and don’t eat until you’re overly full, the rest will probably sort itself out. There is no one “right” way to eat!