We stay away from fried foods, pre-packaged foods, sugar, and fatty meats (for the most part--I eat ribs, bacon, and brisket every so often, the DH doesn't). We also eat what is in season. With the gardens, we become almost vegetarians from June until late September/October. Personally, I eat very few carbs. I might have 1/2 slice of whole wheat toast with my eggs in the morning, but more often than not, I prefer to put them on a bed of steamed kale or swiss chard. My weakness is protein. I love protein. It fills me up and I can go for hours without thinking of snacking or eating. It sounds as if you are on the right track.