It is really pretty simple, one only needs to look at how the people lived and ate 100 or so years ago.
1.) Lots of exercise.
People really worked in the days of old. They didn't just plop down money for everything, If they wanted something they had to work for it.
We cannot survive without out water. Clean Water.
Vegetables are actually alive and provide living nutrients to your body which is essential to nutrient absorption.
Eating healthy vegetables has many more healthy benefits than simply consuming Protein alone. Mainly in their containing FIBER which helps to clean
your digestive system AND your arteries.
You should eat something Green everyday. Whether it be a Salad, Vegetables or for example I make cole slaw to serve with my summer meals of meat.
A piece of dead iceburg lettuce on a hamburger has little if any nutritional value. THe darker the color green the better.
I say protein over meat , because there are many sources of Protein.
Protein is really what the body needs, regardless of the source.
Protein can be found in Meat of course but can also be found in Eggs, Fish, and even Beans. which is a great source because it is less taxing on your
digestive system and beans for example provide a tremendous amount of fiber. Which as I'd pointed out early have benefits downstream so to speak.
So all in all, you need to look at the basics as to how people lived and ate 100 years ago.
If you aren't building fences , or plowing fields on a 100 acre farm for the day, just maybe you don't need that high calorie bacon and egg
breakfast that people ate back then, because of of their laborious and enduring daily workload.
If you are sitting at a desk all day, take into consideration how many calories you are really burning and consider your caloric intake in food from
that perspective. Are you getting any exercise ?
I have pointed this out before that you see very few overweight Europeans because they incorporate exercise and healthy eating in their daily life.
People walk and bicycle more. In the US you are considered poor if you walk any place !
Whereas driving your car to a fast food place and eating that way, explains why we have so many obese people in the United States.
By sticking to the basics of
Including lots of water, clean water and...
Excluding Sugar which is a carbohydrate for example. And not on the list.
You will be considerably healthier from that perspective alone.
Good Luck !