Dave Nixon, the retreat speaker who I met a few weeks ago, taught the following advice on food and diet:
1. We need to eat.
2. Don't eat too much.
3. Eat mostly plants.
4. Consider meat as an occasional side-dish. Don't "kill the fattened calf" every night, just on special occasions!
5. Eat real foods.
6. Avoid processed foods.
7. Before eating something ask yourself the question, "is this food or unfood or a food-like substance?"
8. Avoid food with written health claims.