According to food author Michael Pollan, you can sum up healthy eating in seven words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." While it may sound silly or too simplistic to some, this is great advice. According to our registered dietitian, "eat food" means a balanced diet of whole foods, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and lean meats-rather than processed foods. "Not too much" means stop before you are full. "Mostly plants" means that most of your plate should be filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Only about one-third of your meal should be comprised of animal protein.
Source: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan