"Letís keep it simple: Eat real foods, preferably in their natural state. I think itís pretty easy to figure out what is ďfoodĒ and what isnít. A few things to remember:
- Food grows and dies. It isnít created.
- Food rots, wilts, and becomes generally unappetizing, typically rather quickly.
- Food doesnít need an ingredient label (and probably isnít in a package either).
- Food doesnít have celebrity endorsements.
- Food doesnít make health claims.
Eating real foods virtually eliminates one of the hardest parts of maintaining your weight: counting calories (or carbs or fat). Real foods have a built-in feedback mechanism to keep you from overeating. Protein and fat stimulate appetite-suppressing hormones. Fruits and vegetables tend to be bulky for their caloric content. Some may want to argue about Glycemic Indexes and other fun things, but no one gets fat by eating carrots. People get fat by eating fake foods. Just eat real ones and I guarantee that youíll shed fat and feel better.Ē
source: Nutrition 101: The Basics That Will Keep You Healthy : Fitness Spotlight