I had a similar problem. I would eat processed and/or restaurant food or protein bars and diet pills. My thin friends ate/eat the same junk I did but probably in much lower frequency/portions. I didn't have a model of what healthy eating was.
I have jumped into clean eating/whole foods with both feet and LOVE it! That's my balance. I found that there are so many yummy foods out there that I can eat lots of and be healthy and lose weight. They come from the produce area, meat counter, dairy (eggs and low fat cheese and milk) and grains aisle. No processed foods! Try researching whole foods diets and clean eating and see if it's a good fit for you. There are lots of threads here on 3FC about it. Also you could try Tosca Reno's book on clean eating.
I just noticed your location - O-H, my friend!
HW: 225, lost 75lbs in 2011 LW: 150
Losing again starting from 205lbs - 7/31/2016
No words of widsom. After a lifetime of reflection and dieting, I still don't have this thing figured out. I have decided, though, that sugar is the devil and I'm cutting it out as much as I can.
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