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Having a well-balanced diet of eating mostly eating real foods that are majority plants instead of highly processed foods.  It is the optimum diet for health, vitality, and longevity. Getting the majority of your calories from whole plant foods, and keeping animals to a healthy limit. This type of diet is not about deprivation, limitation, or loss of pleasure. It’s an approach that is inclusive and can be customized for individual needs and preferences.

There is no single food that will bring you optimal health, no matter how much you wish it would. It’s about teaching yourself to love a variety of the healthiest foods.

There is a growing interest in real foods, plant-based diets, but so much of the literature available right now focuses too much on minor disagreements. One doctor says more starches, another recommends more vegetables, and another one argues for a 100 percent vegan diet — but, they all promote the same broad pattern. It’s the overall dietary pattern that makes all the difference. If you get the big picture right, then there’s room for variation on the particulars and that’s what makes The Whole Foods Diet different. Diet change doesn’t have to be about deprivation. Within the parameters of a whole food, 90+ percent plant-food diet and avoiding processed foods, you have the flexibility to create a diet that satisfies your taste buds and excites you with endless meal possibilities.