Updated: Feb 25, 2019
There really is no clear definition of what constitutes a plant based diet...we would call it more of a lifestyle!
Nonetheless, the basic principles of a whole-foods, plant based diet are as follows:
*Emphasize whole, minimally processed foods.
*Limit your consumption of meats the the standard recommended (4-6 oz)
*Focus on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts, which should make up the majority of what you eat.
*Exclude as much as possible, refined foods, like added sugars, white flour and processed oils.
*Try eating locally sourced, organic food whenever possible.
*And, don't forget to exercise! (Very Important).