Two nutrients you need to become familiar with are carbohydrates and proteins. These are important because you need to combine these two nutrients every time you eat something.
The benefit of doing this is to control insulin levels and to curb appetite and stop the fat storing mechanism.
Did your last meal consist solely of food that came from an animal? Or was it only food that grew in the ground or on a tree? If the answer is no to the first question and yes to the second question then you just had a meal of carbohydrates. This puts you in the vicious circle of what most dieters find themselves in.
Eating carbohydrates by themselves
↑ Releases fat storing hormones
↑ Causes cravings
↑ Leads to eating more calories
The result is fat storage and weight gain
Proteins are mainly from animal foods. When you are eating something just think to yourself did it have eyes, did it swim, run or fly? If the answer is yes it means it is high in protein and belongs to the protein food group. The exceptions to this rule are nuts and seeds; they come from a non-eyes source but are high in protein and fat.
Carbohydrates on the other hand are from plant foods. Grains, fruits and vegetables all need to be avoided by themselves at meal times because of the insulin provoking effect they have and the consequences that can follow.