In general, Lark recommends choosing more nutrient-dense foods, while limiting nutrient-poor or calorie-dense foods. The foods and nutrients labeled as “healthy” include whole grains, lean proteins, unsaturated fats, fruit, vegetables, and fiber. “Less-healthy” ones, or ones to keep under a limit, include calories, carbohydrates, saturated fat, fried foods, sugar, and sodium.
These lists of “healthy” and “less-healthy” foods do not include all foods and nutrients, but they can guide you towards making healthier choices. Generally, choosing less-processed foods will help you achieve a healthier diet to reach your weight and health goals.