I've been seeing a personal trainer for a few weeks, and he recommended I start trying to get my diet under control if I want to see any serious weight loss. He suggested I shoot for the following targets:
1700 calories, at least 100 grams of protein per day, at least 50 grams of fat, and whatever's left over can one of those two macros, or carbs as long as it's not too refined.
I get that proteins are good for satiety, as are complex carbs, and fats are necessary for some other bodily functions and sanity, but I still just have no idea where to start. I program for a living, and it feels like trying to learn a framework before learning the language it's coded in. It's overwhelming.
My attempts so far have been to log what I'm eating into lose-it or one of the other calorie trackers, but it doesn't help that what I habitually buy at the grocery store tends to have a lot of carbs, so I'm left to find out I shouldn't be eating what I own, and I quickly revert back to my habits as soon as I walk into the grocery store.
Improving my self control is an obvious answer here, but is there any one-stop-shop for clueless people to get a grip on macro tracking? Having some kind of a meal plan could be another easy solution, but putting one together has been incredibly tedious and I'm left with the same issue of not know where to start. Any tips are appreciated!