There’s a lot of advice out there about what kinds of food you should be avoiding. Here’s a more positive approach. These rules are easy to understand, easy to follow, inexpensive, and thoroughly grounded in common sense, which means that they are very much unlike nearly everything the nutrition establishment and the fitness industry pitch to people.

All of these rules are subtly trying to get you to be more conscious of what you’re eating. It’s far too easy these days to consume more than you think you are, or more than you really need, especially when eating out. I’ve found that it’s impossible to tell any one person how much they should be eating. People have varying requirements, and it’s important for all of them to listen to their bodies to know when they should eat, and when they should stop.

Source: Simple Rules for Healthy Eating – The New York Times