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If you have read our wTypes page you are familiar with the

Five Wholetarian Types

Omni-Wholetarian    .    Paleo-Wholetarian    .    Vege-Wholetarian 

 Vegan-Wholetarian   .   Raw-Wholetarian  

All wTypes are Gluten-Free

 Some of these wTypes may initially appear to be radically different from each other but since they are all Wholetarian (Predominately plant based, devoid of highly processed foods and gluten-free) they have a lot more in common than not.

All humans require Macronutrients (Proteins, Fats and Carbs) and Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals) to flourish but we don’t all have to eat exactly alike nor the same way all throughout our lives.

Even though we may know what type of eating plan we prefer we typically don’t know what the optimal nutrients might appear like on our plates.

To help you out, we’ve created a quick visual of what each wType (Wholetarian Type) eats in general to get the required nutrients. Note that the proportions can be quite different from day to day, season to season and from one Wholetarian to another.

We consider Healthy Fats & Whole Sweeteners found on the wPlates to be the following:

Healthy Fats: Avocado, coconuts, coconut oil, olives, olive oil, nuts and seeds & other virgin oils. No highly processed refined oils.

Whole Sweeteners:  Dates, Plums, Raisins, Bananas, Honey, Stevia, green or liquid (not the white powder) Maple syrup, Coconut Crystals or Nectar & Unrefined Whole Sugar. No sweeteners with nutrients removed.

Omni-Wholetarian Plate and Girl

Most Americans are considered to be Omnivore– People who eat any foods indiscriminately.

How Omni-Wholetarian is different:  We abstain from consuming refined processed foods that are abusive to our bodies. We promote eating mostly vegetables and recommend limiting clean meat to under 3oz on our plates. We encourage plenty of vegetarian, vegan and raw dishes.

Paleo-Wholetarian and Girl

Paleos eat more similarly to our Paleolithic Ancestors: In the pre-agrarian era, a hunter gatherer diet, had minimal to no grains, tubers, beans, and legumes while naturally free of all processed foods.

How Paleo-Wholetarian is different:  We promote mostly gathering vegetables and recommend limiting clean meat to under 3oz on our plates. We use plenty of vegetarian, vegan and raw dishes to fulfill our veggie requirements.

Vege-Wholetarian and Girl

Vegetarians are against the killing of animals– but will consume a creatures by-products such as eggs, diary, honey, gelatin etc.

How Vege-Wholetarian is different:  We avoid all refined processed foods that are abusive to our bodies including highly processed soymilk, tofu and TVP. We use fermented soy such as tempeh, miso and natto instead.

Vegan-Wholetarian and Girl

Vegans are not only against the killing of animals but are also against consuming a creatures by-products–  such as eggs, diary, honey, gelatin etc.

How Vegan-Wholetarian is different:  We avoid all refined processed foods that are abusive to our bodies including highly processed soymilk, tofu and TVP. We use fermented soy such as tempeh, miso and natto instead.

Raw-Wholetarian and Girl

Raw Foodists eat mostly raw plant food– for their enzymes and healing nutrients while naturally avoiding processed foods.

How Raw-Wholetarian is different:  We recommend 25% cooked foods, especially steamed veggies from the cruciferous family such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. These are hard to digest raw but are easily digestible and so healthful when cooked. Sprouted and cooked quinoa, brown rice and other whole grains and legumes are also included.


Wholetarian Gluten-FreeTop Reasons for Going Gluten-Free

All grains contain gluten, lectins and phytates that cause inflammation but some grass grains contain a certain gluten that causes a lot more trouble in certain people. That specific gluten protein is a composite of gliadin and glutenin found in wheat, barley, rye and sometimes oats. Some people struggle with gluten sensitivity from this protein from mild all the way up to full blown Celiac disease. Since more and more people are falling prey to this preventable food choice disease, we recommend avoiding altogether the foods that create the problem – before it manifests. We have Gluten-Free grains on the plates of Vegetarians and Vegans as it is an easy source of plant protein combined with legumes providing a complete protein source. These grains are also on the Omnivores plate to add to the variety of food choices, but limiting grains in general is recommended. For most people Quinoa is a good choice as it is an ancient gluten-free grain and happens to also be a complete protein.

Many people have gluten intolerant friends, associates or family members so why use gluten grains when creating a dish if you don’t have to? Yes, our society has been indoctrinated to eat plenty of grains but now we know better. Remember grains are a new food group introduced to humans only relatively recently on the big scale of human existence. And now we have engineered wheat that never existed before the mid 1950’s. You don’t have to be 100% gluten-free (unless you have celiac disease) but always remember that even though you may take gluten-free lightly, those with Celiac disease can’t afford to. It is a very serious problem for them and they need your respect and consideration because the quality and length of their lives are at stake. Don’t act like an expert unless you are. Always encourage those with gluten intolerances to get diagnosed and to take responsibility for their own bodies by getting the proper education and advice from a qualified health provider.

All whole grains convert to glucose quickly, nearly as quickly as white bread and white sugar. Grain is very similar to sugar as it also causes belly fat unless you are an athlete or eat it in small amounts. Wheat grain in particular triggers the opiate sensor of the brain and causes cravings to eat more food, particularly more grains and sugar. So to keep your belly from bloating, food cravings at bay, and weight from packing on, keep all whole grains to a minimum if anything. You can read more about grains and the lectins and phytates they contain and why this doesn’t work so well for us as a food group.

The Weston Price Foundation