Healthy Eating

What is healthy eating? This is certainly a controversial subject. If you follow popular thought on what a healthy diet is for the past 40 years you may feel that you are in a Woody Allen film. What was thought of as healthy 20 years ago is now considered dangerous and what was considered dangerous is now thought of as healthy. If you look for them you can find arguments that support almost anything and everything. Lots of books have been written and lots of money has been made.

The first thing that you have to realize is that everyone has something to sell: Raw Foods SOS, Marks Daily Apple, Theperfecthealthdiet.com, Fat Burning Man, The Nutrition Diva, David Wolf, Dean Ornish, etc., etc. Not that I think that all of these people are nothing but shills for their own products, I like and respect all of them. They, and many others, all have something worthwhile to say, but a lot of what they say is contradictory to each other. Most diet advice is presented as gospel. I tend to like the simple diet mantras: Michael Pollan’s “eat food, not to much, mostly plant based” or Tim Ferris’ “30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up, no white carbs, take a day off” (I especially like the day off part).

So, in getting back to Pollan's “eat food”; this is an easy thing to do at our restaurant. Since we make virtually everything on premise we know what is in everything. Just ask. We can also, in many circumstances, alter things to conform with your dietary needs. Again, just ask.