This is going to be a short diary. We've had overtime at work for the past couple of days, and I'm feeling tired. I don't want to skip my regular Wednesday WHEE diary, but this is going to be more in the vein of an Open Thread than my usual effort.
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In March, the NY Times Well blog posted a request from Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense Of Food. Pollan asked readers for their "food rules." Yesterday, the New York Times Magazine had Pollan's follow-up article, featuring his favorite 20 rules out of the thousands submitted since March.
I think the rule that comes closest to my current eating philosophical ideal is the 14th rule, from Laura Kelley:
The law of diminishing marginal utility reminds me that each additional bite is marginally less satisfying than the previous bites. This helps me slow down, savor the first bites, stop eating sooner.
Of course, this is also the geekiest rule (to the extent that economics is a geek study), so I'd probably like it even if I didn't really agree with the philosophy.
In fact, as for the rules that I don't agree with, but enjoyed reading nonetheless, I would say the fourth rule is my favorite:
Breakfast, you should eat alone. Lunch, you should share with a friend. Dinner, give to your enemy.
What food rules do YOU live by? Answer in the comments!
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