Examining the relationship between diet and lifestyle, this book encourages readers to rebuild the connection between what they eat and how it affects the body's functions. It describes how the food you eat on a day-to-day basis has an effect on body weight, energy, mood, and even the quality and duration of life; and that, ultimately all foods are helpful in the right proportion. All food groups are covered, with additional sections on dietary supplements, lifestyle, and attitude, plus a few recipes to demonstrate the principles of the diet. You will discover why cooked foods are preferable to raw; why vegetables are better than fruit, why your diet should be mostly plant-based, with grains and modest portions of other foods; why simple foods are better than processed foods; why dairy foods may be harmful, and why it is best to not go hungry. Diet choices are the most important and influential thing you can do to affect your life on a daily and long term basis.