When you cook with whole foods as your staple ingredients, and especially when you are able to measure every component that goes into a dish, you have complete control over the end product. This is helpful not only if weight loss is a goal, but also if you want to make adjustments for any dietary consideration, or even for notions as simple as eating more vegetables

With whole foods as the starting point of your cooked meals, you’re able to accurately record what you’re eating, whether you’re keeping a journal or utilizing an app.

Creativity in cooking is even rooted in whole foods. You can learn to create versions of your packaged favorites without the need to ingest anything you can’t pronounce. No real foods themselves may be necessarily bad, but preservatives and chemicals, even when edible, definitely aren’t good.