There's a new book out, called, you guessed it, Eat Like the Animals, and it has lessons for what we should be eating - and what we should be feeding our pets.
- Mixing a nutritionally balanced diet, with a precise ratio of protein to carbohydrate, seems daunting, but animals, from apes to cats to dogs to cockroaches, all manage it instinctively.
- It comes down to the essential role of appetite to communicate the body's needs to the brain.
- Humans have this ability too, but our appetites have been hijacked in the modern food environment, causing obesity and the serious diseases that come with it.
But what does this have to do with dogs and cats?
- Well, dogs and cats don't choose a high carb diet
- Most kibble is high carb
- Most fresh food diets (well, the bestie + meat approach certainly is) are high protein