We live in the age of information overload. Having such abundant knowledge at our fingertips can be overwhelming—and nutritional knowledge is no exception. Thanks to the incredible breadth of resources at our disposal in the natural health space, parsing out the perfect nutritional plan can seem like a full-time job.

But here’s the good news: oftentimes, the simplest approach to healthy eating is also the most effective one.

In order to settle into the perfect nutritional regimen, though—one that promotes weight loss, longevity, and everyday vibrance—it’s necessary for us to examine the pitfalls and mistakes that keep us from making ideal dietary choices.