Include food from all food groups

Diets that eliminate entire food groups like my recent review on the Whole 30 are difficult to sustain. Eating a variety of foods assists in achieving a balance of vitamins and minerals. It is possible to get all the nutrition required with a more restrictive eating patterns, however, it takes a lot of careful planning and unless you have a medical or ethical reason for it, I don’t recommend it.

Plenty of vegetables and fruits

The more vegetables and fruits you can include in your diet, the less room there will be for other foods. Vegetables should be the largest portion on your plate, not the smallest…

This is an excerpt from the article What Moderation & Balance Really Mean which originally appeared on