Now that you have added in the good (fruits and veggies) hopefully you have already made advances in pushing out the bad.
By bad I mean processed.
A large amount of "useless" calories comes from processed foods. Limiting those foods in your diet will leave room for more nutrient-dense, less calorie-dense, foods!
How do you know that a food is processed?
Here is my easy guide:
-- If a food is in a can, box, bottle, or bag.
-- It contains one ingredient that is unfamiliar and scientific-sounding.
This is not fool-proof but pretty close!
Shopping the perimeter of your grocery store is a good way to start (processed foods are typically found in the aisles)!
Eliminating processed foods also includes eliminating FAST foods.
Yes, cooking with whole foods and eliminating processed foods is a bit more time-consuming.
But you are worth it!!