The September 12, 2011, issue of Time magazine has a cover story devoted to nutrition. The featured article is by Dr. Mehmet Oz (yeah, Oprah’s guy). I recommend you read the article. It’s a quick, interesting read, and Oz even throws in a few one-liners. There’s a photo of Dr. Oz’s average daily menu, and I couldn’t help but be a little excited that I eat over half of the same things Oz eats. Follow the yellow squash road, indeed.
Oz ultimately focuses on the magic word: balance. “No one pretends that achieving and maintaining an ideal weight is an easy thing to do, but the list of rules to get you there is nonetheless simple: Eat in moderation; choose foods that look like they did when they came out of the ground (remember, there are no marshmallow trees); be an omnivore (there are multiple food groups for a reason); and get some exercise. Human beings are the only species in the world that has figured out how to be in complete control of its own food supply. The challenge now is to make sure the food doesn’t take control of us.”