Real food basically means anything not highly processed, containing only five or fewer whole ingredients. It means mostly avoiding ingredients you would not cook with at home. Here are the seven rules we followed during our original 100 Days of Real Food pledge: No refined grains (such as white flour or white rice); only 100 percent whole grain. Items containing wheat must say WHOLE wheat…not just “wheat” by itself. I promise, there’s still food left after eliminating everything mentioned in our rules!