I think still confusion.
White - uses only a small part of the grain, not the good stuff.
Multigrain - uses many types of grains, but still ground up and doesn't use the whole kernel. Essentially "flavoured white bread" and no better for you.
Wholewheat - started with an entire kernel, but ground the thing up again, which IIRC loses some of the benefit of being whole kernel in the first place.
Wholegrain - uses the entire grain but does not grind it up. The best kind.
Advice for beginners - do nothing for two weeks. Track what you're eating. Start by knowing where you ARE. You cannot know where to go if you do not know where you are.
Then, replace white bread with wholegrain, sure, also ensure meats are fat-trimmed and not processed (eg chicken legs better than sausage, chicken breast better than chicken legs). Switch to trim milk, especially with extra calcium if available in your area. Drink water rather than tea, coffee, or soft drinks. Ensure every meal has some protein source, some vege or fruit, and some carbohydrates. Make sure you're eating enough.
Edited by: UNIDENT at: 2/4/2013 (15:03)
Deb, in New Zealand