Plants are awesome and healthy, right? And tasty too! I think that it's a complete myth that plant foods taste bland compared to animal foods like meat and fish. And think of all the colours in plant foods! Nothing compares to eating the rainbow every day.
So what is a plant-based diet?
It's simply a diet of plants. Vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas), nuts and seeds.
Then it's a matter of definitions. Some might call a diet plant-based when the bulk of the calories comes from plant foods, but the person eats small amounts of meat, dairy and/or eggs sometimes.
Some others may call a diet plant-based only if it's totally vegan, which means that it excludes all meat, fish, chicken, eggs and dairy. Then others may say that a plant-based diet is vegan but that it also excludes all processed foods. It's mainly based upon fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds etc in their whole form. So no (or very little) processed foods like soy sausages, soy milk, vegan candies and cookies, pre-made dishes, vegan fast food etc.
The important message, though, is to simply eat more plants!
How to go plant-based?