I was reading a Precision Nutrition article about the science behind carbs, insulin, and weight loss; it was pretty technical in a fun way. However, the highlight of the article was this little blurb which I'll share below. At the end of the day, no matter what diet you choose, there's some principles about weight management that most nutritionists, doctors, and personal trainers agree with. I can always focus on specific eating styles, fad diets, timing, and supplements, but these major bullets are good for those who stress out on the minor details.
--- Quoted below --- Focus on the “big rocks” before you worry about specific eating styles, nutrient timing, and supplements. Big rocks include: - choosing mostly minimally-processed, nutrient-dense foods - eating enough lean protein and vegetables - getting adequate sleep - managing stress - moving regularly - reducing excessive smoking/alcohol consumption -------
The Precision Nutrition blog (article linked here) has a lot of good posts that are worth checking out if you want to build up your knowledge and education on nutrition.
Signing off with a picture of one of my personal favorite meals: soy sauce salmon, stir-fried broccoli with onion, on top of a bed of rice and beans.